copyright 2010. Photo by Rus VanWestervelt, taken in Ocean City, MD, July 2009.
Howdy, folks. It’s 5:49 8:46 p.m.
I think I’m done.
My period of introspection is, I believe, over. It is time for me to begin living the results of this journey.
I will keep writing here, and I will stay Facebook-free for another 13 days. Also, my vegan path will continue long after these 40 days have concluded. But the period of pondering the why’s of my life is over, at least for now.
I have gained a few insights, namely the following:
- I’m not going to worry about what type of writer I am. Instead, I’m just going to write, and when one piece reaches the publishing stage, regardless of genre, so be it.
- I’m no longer a closet Christian, and I am also confident in my decision to worry only about my spiritual faith and not try to convert or persuade any individual to live the way I have chosen to live my life.
- I’m no longer putting pressure on myself to impress others — or myself. I think this has been a major source of my frustration throughout my entire life. If I live my day, my hour, this moment fully and honestly, then I am happy.
- The vegan life suits me just fine.
I thank all of you for your unbelievable love and support during the past four weeks. I pray that I may be here for you, as you have been here for me.
And now, Onward! Enjoy the rest of your evening!