Flying is the one super power I have always wished I had. I used to sit in the swing for all of my recess while the rest of the kids were off playing with their friends. There was a part of me that wanted to be rescued from my swing with a friend who wanted to play, but mostly I was flying. I was getting as high as I possibly could and imagining as it lifted into the trees that I was flying
away. My life wasn’t anything horrible, but I always wanted to be somewhere. I have always wanted to soar to the unknown places, to the corners of the world. There has never been a dream that hasn’t included going far away from the comfort of the known.
When I first took a trip without my family my junior year of high school, I was most excited about the flight. I finally got to see the world from the clouds. When I graduated from high school, I took it as my long awaited chance to pick up my wings and fly. I was naive and independent. It was amazing how after that I wanted to fly right back. Never to stay, but always to see my family.
Sure, flying has its perks. I get to see the world and experience all that life offers, but it also can take you away from things that are good and perfectly wonderful. It is a risk one has to take at times. As for me, if I was given the choice, I would always fly.
I am graduating again, this time with a few more roots. Sure, I still have a connection to my old home, a bond that is unbreakable, but I have a new family now. And as I approach the sought degree, as I step up to the launch pad, I feel like I am about to soar, with my husband, into the great God only knows! It feels great to fly!
One of my favorite movies ends with a song called “Ride of Your Life.” The chorus goes like this: “Come on; here’s your chance. Don’t let it slip right through your hands. Are you ready for the ride of your life? Your dreams are riding on the wind; just reach out and pull them in. Get ready for the ride of your life.” That is about how I feel. I feel like I am on the launching pad to the dreams I have always dreamed. I’m about to graduate, and rather than feeling afraid, I feel like I am about to fly into the ride of my life. Bring it on!
I pretty much broke all the rules in this Five Minute Friday post. I wrote it yesterday (Friday), but failed to post it. Yesterday when I wrote it, I took a little more than 5 minutes (more like 10), and I edited it this morning a bit. So rather than this being an official Five Minute Friday, it is just “inspired” by Five Minute Friday, a weekly link-up where bloggers can let loose and “silence the critic within” to just write. This week’s word was… Fly.