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Memorializing the Journey
Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2022 10:50 PM
Joined: 10/23/2022
Posts: 57

I've been through many long stressful times in my life from the time I was a kid.
As I got older, I would find my self from time to time in a long and stressful situation that would last for years and seemingly would never end. 

At some point during the height of the stress I would do something to memorialize that time in my life such as placing a rock on top of a post that I knew would be there for a long time.
I would go to that post and think about what life would be like when the ordeal was over and how I would come back to that post when it was all said and done and just reflect on that time in life. Eventually the ordeal was over.
Even on particularly long and stressful jobs I had a special place I would ride my motorcycle to every time and reflect on how I got the job done and it was over.

Just a couple of  examples but now I find myself needing to memorialize this journey in my life somehow so I can remind myself that someday, the "ordeal" will be over.
I love my DW, and mother, more than anything but at some point I need the "weight of the world" lifted from my shoulders and I need to be able to imagine how that will feel, to go to Colorado and breath in some crisp, cool mountain air again. . . to reflect.

This post I guess is my "memorialization" of this time in life and if I make it through to the end, then I will come back and re-read this post and reflect.

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2022 7:02 AM
Joined: 4/2/2018
Posts: 6667

I think it's great that you find a way to look back on the hard times, and realize you made it through them. That has to be a confidence builder for whatever issues you will have to rise up to in the future. Good for you.
Posted: Friday, November 25, 2022 8:40 AM
Joined: 11/28/2016
Posts: 247

ghphotog, you said that so eloquently. Memorializing the journey is important.  
I am doing that, also. In a different way, but still doing it so I remember.  

Stay strong and do come back to enjoy our Colorado mountain air. It is always refreshing and the view is incredibly inspiring. 


Posted: Friday, November 25, 2022 11:01 AM
Joined: 10/23/2022
Posts: 57

Nancy, I am looking forward to breathing some clean mountain air. I grew up in Colorado. Durango for that matter.
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