Over the centuries, many wise people have said, “don’t look back”.
One of my favorite lines comes from Adam Plack, a didgeridoo musician from Melbourne whom I met in my Nature Company days. We were treated to a an intimate evening with Adam at Point Reyes. He shared the anatomy of the didgeridoo taught us aboriginal songs around the bonfire. It’s something I will never forget.
Anyway… the line is “Keep your face to the sunshine, and you will not see the shadows”. The amazing thing is, the quote is originally from Helen Keller.
Look forward, never back, right?
I’ve kept that concept in my ‘library of life lessons’ for years… until recently. I reviewed my blog writings with a close friend whom had never seen my writings. Upon reading my them through another’s eyes, I realized that… we never truly appreciate the distance we’ve traveled, until look back for a minute.
I can’t believe how far I’ve come, the lessons I’ve learned and the strength I’ve gained along the way. I felt like I was reading an epic story of a girl’s struggles, failures and successes, and that girl… was me.
It turns out, looking back can be a good thing.
I just realized that some of my older blogs are buried so y’all may not be able to find them… so I just wanted to share some of the lessons I’ve learned:
- Beauty in the Breakdown
- Just Below the Surface
- A Release of Energy
- Just Keep Swimming
- You Remind Me of Home
- Going Ten Rounds with the Universe
- One Step Forward, One Step Back
- When the Wild Things Hurt
- The Do Over
- A Dark Desert Highway
- The Value of Forgiveness
- Choosing Your Family
- Coming Out as a Single Parent
- Being Underwater