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April 12, 2015

The Joy of the In-betweens.

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I have no idea what I am doing with my life.

I have no 5-year plan. Actually, I have no 5-minute plan. And as of late, I’ve come to realize that this is okay. I’m venturing through this unknown, vast area of possibility. But I am not stuck here.

I am not in-between dreams.

I choose to roam, to be free. For now. The day will come where I find the place to settle down, but that does not mean I will settle for contentment. I will never stop searching for more. For new. For a fresh perspective.

I am not in-between choices.

I choose to explore what my heart and my soul long for. I choose to find the beauty in all things life has to offer, to wander off the beaten path of career, relationships, school, in search of the little known parts of myself. The parts of me that happen to enjoy being shut in with paper and pen one day, and throwing hatchets the next.

I choose to explore all my interests, and I know I am exactly where I am meant to be, because I have walked the path to get here. I’ve conquered all obstacles, and am still standing strong, more curious than ever.

I am not in-between direction.

It’s not that I don’t have passion. Or that I don’t have an idea of where I want to be. That I don’t have a fire lit inside of me, illuminating my walk through life. It’s there. I am an individual full of heat and warmth to spread and share. This path I choose is just more winding than others. There is more to do, more to climb, more to dream of and more space to fly.

I am not an in-between person.

I am all in. I won’t half-ass my life. I won’t half-ass my feelings, my endeavors, my friendships or my relationships.

There is time for everything your soul desires. There is time for your day dreams to come to life. There is time to dance through the beautiful moments before you make choices.

Choose to love your in-between moments, but know that you are not choosing to be half of anything.

This is how I make my decisions, how I choose to live and be grateful and follow my curiosity to occurrences that will make me grow. Life will bring you to a path brimming with light through all the cracks, illuminating every single hint of darkness which tries to defeat it; go forward. Don’t question. Inhale. Exhale.

Just be there, for every moment, every single one, has something to offer.

Even during your in-betweens.

 

Author: Carlene Kurdziel

Editor: Emily Bartran

Photo: Flickr

 

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Krystin Apr 15, 2015 4:36pm

Beautiful, thank you!

Krystin Hein Apr 15, 2015 4:35pm

Beautiful. Thank you for this inspiration.

Miluska Apr 13, 2015 8:17pm

This is everything. Exactly where I am in life! Sometimes I think that by now (26 years old) I should have my life together, so reading that this is OK and to enjoy this time means a lot to me. Thank you for writing this beautiful piece.

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Carlene Kurdziel

Carlene Kurdziel is a self-proclaimed adventurer, writer and coffee mug connoisseur. She is intent on living a life where the little things matter but where the big picture is always within view. Currently, she is busy making a home of her hometown smack dab in the middle of Canada. You can find her on Facebook.