Pathway Week 9/52 #52essays2017

This piece is written as part of the #52essays2017 challenge  initiated by Vanessa Martir. Currently we are on  week 16 and I am on my 9th piece because life happens. Enjoy!  I was inspired by a narrative medicine writing session and wanted to share this with you.

Pathway

I should know this pathway – the pathway of resilience, of strength.  

My mom taught me that.My dad taught me that.  

I should know this pathway – the pathway of persevering, no matter what.

The pathway of innocence,  curiosity, failure and willingness to sacrifice so much for so many.  

I should know this pathway – of my people who succeeded, no matter what; who loved no matter what; who cried, who laughed, who lived.

I should know this pathway of brilliance, navigating systems and helping others along the way.

I should know this pathway, of clear, stable roads obstructed by objects and people.

I should know this pathway and kicking those things out of the way to clear the pathway.  

I also know the pathway that is unstable, that is rocky, that is waiting for me to make sense of it for me and for those that will come after me.

I should know this pathway and I also know that I can create a new one if this pathway does not serve me because I know my worth!

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