Saturday, October 7, 2017

both a blessing and a curse

I’ve always been a bit unconventional with my thinking and decisions. I have never followed the standard path. I always seem to end up on the road less traveled. This has worked both to my advantage and disadvantage. At times, this lonely path has isolated me and made me question every life decision I’ve ever made. However, on the flip side, I’ve grown and evolved more than I ever thought I could by the age of 24. 

Someone once told me that I’m a “seeker.” I had never thought about myself like that, but I guess they were right. I can’t help but think about the deeper meaning in everything. I love learning about history. I love to travel, explore and adventure. I am passionately curious and a highly sensitive person, sometimes to a fault. 

I’ve never been a “surface level” kind of person. You know that corny quote you see all over Facebook and Instagram—“it is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply”—yup, well that corny quote is true.

I use to think being highly sensitive was a bad thing, almost like a weakness. However, throughout the years I’ve learned that it is actually a trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. Something I once wanted to change about myself, I now see as a gift.

Days when I feel lost and confused about where my path in life is headed…and at times when I feel like I want to give up…I remind myself that I have an extraordinary ability to “feel.” Something, someone, or somewhere in this world needs that…so I keep going. 

Or as I like to say..
Keep on keepin’ on—
XX, Laura 

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