The past four to five months have been quite the roller coaster experience, full of more downs than ups. I’ve been unable to travel often because I was robbed in Puerto Rico in September. My rental car window was smashed in and everything was taken from me ...everything. After that happened I was forced (with no other options) to return to a family member in Minnesota. It was a very rough experience, as they had lost all value in family and were very abusive to live with. Due to misunderstandings and overreactions by the more bipolar member of the house, I was left to relocate in late December. So I set off back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio to stay with a few friends. I remained in Minnesota since September to try and recover, as I wait for my insurance to repay my losses from the robbery.
So for now, I sit back and work odd jobs just to pay the bills, while I force myself every day to remain upbeat and vigilant. Now that I wrote nearly 500 sad words, I’d like to end this piece on a high note and a promise. As I said in my Resolutions and goals for 2013 article, “I hope that my path will never stray for the worse and that I will continue to learn, grow, and be a better and wiser version of myself.” Everyday I remind myself of a more positive outlook, as well as my resolutions and goals for the year. A bit of hope, that’s all I can muster at this moment, however that speck of hope is just what I need to cling to! On top of keeping my head up, I promise to you to update more often about my personal goings on – even if it’s mundane and exceedingly boring. Thank you for all of your support, for without you, I would have no purpose, passion or gratification in my work. I hope that you will forgive and understand me, and continue to read, offer support and grow your passion for life and travel through my writing.
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