Life is a scavenger hunt without a list. We don’t even know what we’re looking for, but we search and learn and collect experiences. When we figure out what we don’t want, we begin to narrow down what we do. But, sometimes we still can’t quite pinpoint it and even when it becomes clear, it feels unattainable. Perhaps we discover happiness, but it can be short-lived. With effort, we try to recreate it with the same old, jigsaw pieces. It is never as rewarding as the first time we made the discovery, but we are happy and grateful. We hang onto things that used to make us feel good and go on searching for more. All the while, certain routines are developed and we leave unfilled voids dormant. Like a cemetery, we bury our desires, our dreams and settle for what we have.
We forget to keep hunting, searching, looking for the things that make us feel alive. Small children live in wonderment, they have so much to teach us about life. Young adults juggle school, work and social lives. Somehow as we age, we seem to allow the tsunami to take us where it will instead of being the tidal wave we used to be.
I am on a journey with some very special, talented people. We are learning together to search for answers. No more settling for the status quo because there is more to life. I am hunting like a scavenger again for that which makes me whole.