Odyssey of Discovery
Sunday evening, I am invigorated by a brisk job along the East River in Manhattan. The sound of my feet pounding the pavement and the water crashing along the waterfront wall paces me as I run. The moon shines my path with the city lights to my back. I am in complete solitude. I stop to catch my breath, wiping the sweat from my brow, I find myself gazing out with Brooklyn in my horizon. Summer weekends in Manhattan encourages city slickers to escape for a quick getaway; only to leave their worries and thoughts behind. Unfortunately, the luxury or time to check out is minimal for me, so alternative methods of diversion are implemented . In this moment of reflection, I realize that the quality of life we lead is all controlled by our emotions and the strength of our mind. If I can’t physically escape, then I must find a way to emotionally and mentally elude the issues that I am faced with.
Acknowledging that my independence and confidence will only take me so far in life, I must rebuild my foundation in hopes to form a prosperous future. It is the beginning to my revelations. I am challenged to find solace in which I must manifest within myself. The vulnerability of my soul awakens the odyssey of discovery.
By: Megan T.