For all the time in my life I can remember, I've been really good at never taking the easy way out. If I can find a way to add a challenge, I will. When I read Robert Frost as a child, I took his words to heart "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." Having an ordinary life has never interested me.
Every ounce of my being craves growth and knowledge. Maybe it's the farmer in my who realizes that the most rich, hearty, beautiful, resilient, life is cultivated in a lot of stinky stuff. We call it fertilizer.
Make no mistake, this "not so ordinary life", has come with great consequence as I'm nearly 35 years old with not many tangibles to show for it and most of my "assets" are of the 2 wheeled variety. I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you very much.
Sure I've created quite a few messes for myself (and of myself), but without those messes, I wouldn't be where I am today, or WHO I am today. I've put myself through hell and back to find my strength, let go of my weaknesses, embrace my imperfections and live a life that I hope is worth telling a story about someday.
What am I saying? Life is meant to be lived. Don't be afraid to be messy. It's scary, sometimes it hurts, It's not always fair, you'll fall down. Get excited, that's the fertilizer, you're about to grow like crazy!