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Update: Grateful for the Continued Journey into the Great Unknown

As the journey starts taking us into forked roads unknown, I find myself being more and more thankful at the end of every day. No, this is not some Zen-woo-woo or philosophical fanfic.

It's a feeling that sweeps over me at the end of every day as I sit on the balcony looking out at the evening sky and the encapsulating horizon wondering how I/We have made it through and isn't it amazing that we're still here.

I sometimes think that if we employ the curiosity of a 3-year-old kid who is not afraid of that dastardly pot of boiling hot water, we could be living a more entertaining and fulfilling life.

It might have a tad to do with the shocking deaths that have been occurring over the last few years, come to think about it because the heart-stopping moments have forced me to face death and see it for what it is.

People say it all the time that we will all die, one way or the other. Even when you don't know when it's going to happen, you just prefer not to think about it all the time. If you think of it as a friend who lives around the block, you feel less scared of it and become more grateful that your friend decided not to ring your doorbell today.

So, despite whirlwind activities and panic-inducing events, at the end of each day, I sit down and think, 'Dayum.....I'm badass for today. I think I might make it tomorrow too'.

It's Saturday again and, of course, it's everyone's favorite day of the week. I hope you have a great one because I am going to try my best to do everything my heart desires and give my brain a break.

Spending time with the people I dedicate my life to is very important to me and ain't nothing's going to take that away from me. Not yet.

Until the day that hand is forced into mine, I'm going to appreciate every single second I am given.



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