April 29, 2010


"It's no use trying to pretend that mostpeople and ourselves are alike.

Mostpeople have less in common with ourselves than thesquarerootofminusone.

You and I are human beings; mostpeople are snobs."

-e.e. cummings

Here I am, and this is what you've got... Me. Simple me, quirky me, chaotic me, watching you, watching me.

Funny how I thought everyone would think badly of me when I made these crazy life decisions to change, change, change. I imagined people looking down on me, wishing bad, making fun. And instead people have applauded me, encouraged me, and embraced my Change.

I began searching for the Why and discovered my luckiness in the midst of this adventure-ready peace of mind... Luckiness becacuse I indeed have managed a re-do in a world where everyone is afraid to confront mistakes. Yes, most of my friends are supportive because they love me, but there are definitely a number of people who applaud me simply because I courageously accepted my do-over opportunity. I was brave enough to acknowledge my unhappiness and change direction. And now, here I am, choosing to live life a little more selfishly, seeking out happiness.

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people that have come alive."
-Howard Thurman


Ali B. said...

I'm simply jealous about your opportunity to mingle with camels. ;) Seriously, proud of you on many levels and SO excited to hear and see your adventures!

Mom said...

Very well put Erin! We are proud of you. Not everyone has the courage to make a major change in life, but you did. And you are a better person for it and definitely a happier person! We are so proud of you. It is so great to see the amazing love and support you have from family and friends! And so great you found someone who shares your great sense of adventure and love of life - Nate! We are so happy for you!

Mom said...

By the way, that is a GREAT picture of you! ;)

Jamie said...

No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.
-Donald Foster

Sara said...

You are an amazing person!!! If only I could be as adventerous as you!!!