Have you ever just stopped and wondered “What is this life all about?” It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. No one person has the answer, although there are a lot of people out there who believe they have it down, and this is the beauty in the question. Each individual gets to answer it in their own way.
There has been a lot going on in the background over here lately; a lot of decisions to be made, and they have not been easy or light choices. As a result, I’ve had to do a lot of evaluating my life, and the choices I have made to get to this point; Squatch has been doing the same. During this process, we have been looking at our individual and familial goals, looking at the path we are currently on, and really asking those difficult questions. “Have we made the right decisions to get to this point in our lives?” “If we do A, will we get to where we want to be, liberty-wise?” “If we do B, does it undercut our chances in winning in our life plan?”
So, yeah, a lot of introspection going on for us, and for me, it keeps going back to that question “What is it all about?” I am a religious person; it’s not something I really advertise, but I am. I pray every night, I am teaching Little Man to pray, and I often look to a higher power for help, a sign, SOMETHING to let me know that I’m making the right choice or that things are going to get better.
What is this life about? I have found that it is about doing what is right for you. Sometimes this negatively affects others, and that is ok, not every decision is the right decision for everyone. You have to look to your own path, to your goals and wishes, and make the choice(s) to get you to where you want to go. It’s not always a matter of choosing between A and B. Sometimes, it’s choosing between A through Z, and when you have to look through all of those options, it can be so very overwhelming. I’m glad to have nature to be able to relax in. I’ve started going for hour to hour and a half walks with Little Man each afternoon, and they allow me to clear my mind and focus on each step I have to take for that walk. It’s analogous to the decisions Squatch and I have been making: we focus on the next step, while we have the route mapped out in our minds, it is the next step that is the most important.
Times get tough; sometimes they don’t, but they tend to be tough more than easy. And that is what life is about. It’s not simple, it’s not meant to be simple. It’s about making those difficult decisions, selecting the correct answer out of the multitude that are available. And you have to be able to go with it, not fighting it. Be prepared for change, any change, and you have found the meaning of life.