The Big Payoff

I know exactly where I’m going. And I know how to get there. But this isn’t the first time I’ve tried to make the journey.

I’ve set out before with a road map and a bag full of aspirations. One minute the sun was shining almost too bright. The next hour there was a gale force wind storm that blew rain on my parade. I championed forward anyway, until I found out that my map didn’t have alternate routes to get around roadblocks. The road actually morphed into something I wasn’t prepared for. I couldn’t keep my feet steady. My bag of aspirations proved to be of no more value than a bag of trinkets. I couldn’t use the little I had with me to transform the landscape. I didn’t even know how to look for clues of how to use what I carried. What I brought with me couldn’t feed me; it couldn’t quench my thirst. My small possessions did give me a hint of reassurance, but no strength to survive.

This time it’s going to be different! This time I checked the weather, I packed for sustenance sake, and well now there’s Google Maps (aka my life philosophies) to act as a trusty guide. I don’t mind my hair getting wet in the rain or my skin getting darker in the sun (an umbrella can work for both of those occasions). I can appreciate what the elements bring. I have experienced enough roadblocks to know that I will come across one, but I’ve also climbed enough mountains to know how to overcome adversity. I have put myself in situations where an ounce of preparation would have been the pound of provision I needed; therefore, this time I thought about my practical necessities needed to survive.

There’s one more thing that makes my current journey different. I have purposed in my heart that one-way or another, I am going to be a paid writer!


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Author: Fuzz

I have many titles and many names. They all genuinely represent aspects of my character, public, and private self. My life's work has consisted of legal and accounting services. My heart's passion is teaching college students how to critically think in order to navigate a world with too many options. This platform is for my creative self. I have been writing stories since I could hold a pencil. My personal philosophies and beliefs have evolved into isms that I live by. I was also a photographer for many, many years. I mainly did portraits, but I do not enjoy it anymore. Now I love to color! All the "artwork" are my digital coloring book creations. Be true. Be authentic. Live your philosophies. I am Fuzz.

3 thoughts on “The Big Payoff”

  1. You sound ready to me. I wish you the highest and best. Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain, have some support so you never walk alone, ’cause they ain’t no mountain you can’t cross if you have on your magic shoes!

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