What I Know For Sure

You are allowed to grow and shift and change. It doesn't matter if it upsets others or makes them uncomfortable. You have to live with yourself. You are the one listening to your own thoughts 24/7. YOU need to be happy with you. Running away is never the answer, but finding the courage to grow forward is.

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Little Gravel Road

Between our subdivision and town is a gravel road. Just one. It curves its way through fields and rocky hills, over an almost-creek, and towards another subdivision. The beginning and end are far from country; yet the space in between is a slice of rural heaven. Husband grumbles his wish that it be paved every time we use it. But I – I secretly hope it is never paved. That the gravel road lined by horses and cows somehow never ages. For even in its beautiful Colorado state, this dusty, random path is a nostalgic slice of Kansas.

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