I believe there is far more power in sharing our real story than there is in our acting like we have it all together. In fact, going one step farther, I believe that many of us share in the same struggles and feel alone in them. We live in an ever increasingly fast paced world that seems on a macro level to require plastering on a fake smile, heading out the door, performing our multitude of duties, and updating our Facebook status on said accomplishments. Those set of actions on repeat can lead to our own bad version of Groundhogs Day, an unhealthy sense of self reliance, and feelings of emptiness.
Maybe this isn’t you, or maybe you can relate. I know at times I’ve fallen into this trap, but I’m convinced there is a better way.
Over the past 10 years, I’ve been fortunate to live in different places and get to know many different people. I’ve found purpose in just listening to people, simply giving them the space to talk, and actually hearing their stories. I’ve become convinced that we are not alone in our struggles, and if given the right chance to share, that we could impact others simply by doing so.
I’ve felt prompted for some time to create a space to just share in our stories and in our lives. I’ve called it, as you can see, Relentless Journey. Simply put, I believe your story matters and so does mine.
What’s great about a story is that when broken down, it’s simply a collection of moments. If you’ve been alive long enough, you can attest to beautiful ones, possibly tragic ones, and everything in between. I plan to share on here as I see fit and to invite many others to share as well. My hope is that this is a place to feel welcome, to encourage and to be encouraged. I don’t have it all figured out and I hate to break it to you, but neither do you. I think there is a strange beauty in that.
As I start this chapter and fill this space, I’m not sure what to expect, but such is the unknown. Join me if you will! I would love to journey with you.