I loved my trip to Peru a few years ago for so many reasons. Peru is beautiful, the people are amazing, the food is awesome. You get to see so many things related to National Geographic specials such as Machu Picchu, The Nazca Lines, The Amazon River but my favourite day on that trip was Colca Canyon.
We arrived early and ours was the first bus there, the tour guide gave us a bit of history and then we were left to wander, sit, watch the condors. The condors are amazing, so big and beautiful to watch.
For over an hour I just sat, watching, taking it all in and running through my life in my mind. Going over the past year, going over crap I was still hanging onto and suddenly I decided to just let it go. Anger, resentment, petty disagreements, doubt, fear. I just let it go (some still clings but now it’s more carry on baggage). The canyon was big enough it could take it.
Then I looked forward and with total clarity in that moment, I could see where I wanted to go. Which path I wanted to take. That is the path I have been following ever since, looking forward, moving ahead, not believing everybody who said “You can’t….” but figuring out in my way how I was going to get to point B, point C, point D.
Yes I have stumbled, yes I have dragged my feet, yes I still have doubts and the past still comes back but from that day I cleared out the clutter to make room for a future that for so long I wasn’t sure I could accomplish.