Life’s journey all begins in process. I whole-heartedly believe that this life we live in is unique and while everyone has the same overall goal of happiness; the way in which we achieve that happiness is vastly different. We all have our own journeys that we will face, we all have our own truth to discover along the way, but most importantly, the way in which we all get to our destinations; our process throughout this life, is vastly different and it is the defining factor in how we become who we are and what our purpose is in life. All of these things tend to blend together at some point in our lives; but one thing that will always remain certain is that no two people on this earth share the exact same process and I believe that is truly what makes the world diverse.
As we all go through life, we all are completing a process; no matter how big or small it may be. We are being tested in many different aspects and what we learn and the things we gather from those tests help shape us and help us to understand our truth. The more I reflect on this in a more personal manner, I find myself focusing more on the idea of my process and how that leads me on a pathway towards defining myself on a deeper level as I transition into a new chapter in my life; one several of us may be or will be familiar with at one point in our lives; Chapter 30.
I’m currently 29, and only have seventeen days officially until I turn the big 3-0. In the last few years, I have begun a process of my own to start developing a deeper understanding and a deeper level of self-discovery. I felt like I only knew myself on a superficial level and wanted to know more about what my truth was and what it would be as I began to mature into a new era of my life. Lately, 30 has felt more like turning the last page of a chapter, and beginning a new one. I can literally feel a shift in my life happening; a positive shift that I am mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally preparing for. I’ve matured in so many ways and grown in so many ways in the last few years, and I want to see how those things begin to settle and manifest themselves as I grow into my 30’s and beyond.
For so long, I have had this “unknown” feeling about myself. I have finally started to sort out just what it is in my life that I want to do and want to accomplish, and I feel like I will be able to accomplish those things as I go into “Chapter 30.” I know life always sends you unknowns, but I feel like I will be more prepared for them now than I was in my 20’s.
One thing I’ve learned going through this personal process thus far, is that it is not always an easy task, and just like anything in life, it will have its barriers. Your process may be stunted by obstacles that are completely beyond your ability to control. Oftentimes, the uncontrollable obstacles are the most difficult ones to overcome, because they are beyond our realm of understanding. They are the ones you want to fix the most but you know deep down you cannot fix them.
The reality is, your life’s process will bring about all of these things; good times and bad, the key is focusing on how you overcome those things and how those different experiences shape you as a person. These experiences are why develop you as a person and what help you tell the world who you truly are to this universe.
I hope that with my process, I am able to gain all that the universe has in store for me. I hope to find out the wonderful things and even the ugly truths about myself. I hope that my process is one that will build me up to be someone to withstand some of life’s greatest struggles; because that is how you know when you can survive the hardest battles.