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Old 06-05-2015, 03:50 AM
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Default Pondering of the path before and infront of me.

Four years ago, I took one step of what I thought was a single journey. I had spent most of my life amidst a mix of great confusion yet deep understanding of things. After all, at four years old, I figured out the depths of the solar system to the smallest fraction. Fast forward a handful of decades later. I found my way through a maze of train stations to Falkenberg, Sweden. I was wearly happy to arrive after a long flight and little sleep in a small corner of Stockholm. I awoke the next morning to be engrossed in a small, clean European town with nature abound. My senses were tickled with the smell of just bloomed flowers dancing hazily among the serenly woven grass. The brook hummed a peaceful tune which granted me unlimited respite. I dined with fountains, I walked among the painted vehicles that blurred in the background. I found my feet planted in the sheer curosity among the towns delights. Something had changed. I came back home bound and determined. One step to six miles in the morning and one step to five miles in the evening. My daily journeys included brief visits from cardinals and blue jays and deep, tough questions contiplated on woodly divinity found in the various paths. First, went twenty pounds off my considerable frame -- then went my auto. For you see, it sat nervously and alone often in the painted prision. What I thought was a single step journey became a discovery of self. All the things that previously had no reason, all the things I did but I could not explain were slowly answered for me. I continued each step for over 8,000 miles and now stand quite lighter prehaps 132 pounds smaller.

The one thing people who've lost a lot of weight do not share is the enormity of life change such a dramatic loss of weight brings. The wisdom of the above is the true journey is never the beginning or end - it is the diffcult steps in the middle that splash the hue on the unwritten pages of the future. I started to realize late last year that I had become so disingenious to myself. The sum of who we are is the past. I've been blessed to have the past return- to help me see the true self. Within this experience, I've seen the results of my generosity, the composition and affects of my love on others but I've also seen how I've ignored my true nature. There is a fine balance between helping others and not ignoring one's needs.

I am starting to come to terms with what are my passions and what really matters to me. I've started a charity to help children while in recovery at American Burn Association pediatric wards. I am now a photographer of nature. I have always loved languages and exploring the world. While I am blessed that most things are easy for me, it is within a great dilema of societial standards. After all, nobility of character is based on ideas, thoughts and words not the function served to society.

It is easy to remain in the dark but takes a brave soul to stand in the light. This morning, the bright stars in the sky shine thin threads of light upon the path I have blazed and the unwritten path of the future.

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You should start writing books, MotherNature.
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Lol. Neenee when I read this I thought the exact same thing! Mothernature your choice of words you used when writing this about your life made me think you would be a wonderful writer.
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I agree with others mother nature ur eliquotely put story is engaging...and profound!
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Like reading a thesis. So, I guess you lost a lot of weight, huh. I love the way you're thinking about it. Must make it easier to do.

So can you do that w/ other issues/addictions/obstacles? Can you do that w/ Coke b/c I've been trying to defeat my cola addiction for years and nothing has worked so far. I'm Catholic, I have great willpower and can fast w/ the best of them, so long as I'm not giving up Coke for a long, long while. Never been able to shake it entirely. I don't have that flowery outlook to make it seem like an adventurous journey rather than a great sacrifice that bites. You could make off of this---writer, life coach, blogger, what have you. Oh, self-help guru. That has a ring to it.
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Man what an awesome little story you just shared with it. You had my full attention. I am left wanting more! Are you planning to write a book about your weight loss and self discovery?
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Like reading a thesis. So, I guess you lost a lot of weight, huh. I love the way you're thinking about it. Must make it easier to do.

So can you do that w/ other issues/addictions/obstacles? Can you do that w/ Coke b/c I've been trying to defeat my cola addiction for years and nothing has worked so far. I'm Catholic, I have great willpower and can fast w/ the best of them, so long as I'm not giving up Coke for a long, long while. Never been able to shake it entirely. I don't have that flowery outlook to make it seem like an adventurous journey rather than a great sacrifice that bites. You could make off of this---writer, life coach, blogger, what have you. Oh, self-help guru. That has a ring to it.
You can do it with whatever you want. You have to want to make that change and do it. There are plenty of ups and downs but that is the journey.
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You can do it with whatever you want. You have to want to make that change and do it. There are plenty of ups and downs but that is the journey.
No, I think the way you see the world is unique. The imagery is palpable.

Most of us would probably write about what led to the decision to lose weight, something about health or beauty, or maybe just an emphasis on being fit if the person is worried about being politically correct. There would also be a mention about exercising and limiting calories. But, it wouldn't sound like a fun, sightseeing, journey. Maybe you're just more self aware and in the moment rather than focusing on the end goal. Not sure, but it's lovely either way.
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Man what an awesome little story you just shared with it. You had my full attention. I am left wanting more! Are you planning to write a book about your weight loss and self discovery?
I may write an article about my weight loss journey. I have been asked to write a children's book. I've already developed the characters and ideas. I am finalizing the concept for the first book. I need to find an illustrator as well.
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