I recently embarked on a cross country journey, a journey in which I had no idea the value of my discoveries. I reached a place of self realization that has both empowered and inspired me to be more than I already am. This journey led me to discover that although you may choose to do something that is not about you it is in fact ALL about you. The actions and things that you decide to do with your life are you, just as you are them. You choose the ups and downs, spins and turns, and whiplashes that you experience on this roller coaster of life. This roller coaster is your design, no one else’s. You have all the power to create it. Each part of your roller coaster is a significant part of who you are no matter how small the stretch. You can choose whether or not an abrupt stop gives you whiplash and ends your ride or you simply pick up where you left off. You can choose, although you may not be able to choose every action that happens you can choose how you react to those actions. When you finally come to the realization that you call the shots it is amazingly self-empowering. I cannot even begin to explain the benefits of coming to that realization. The obvious one is Float Wise, I am now on a whole new and different kind of journey. I call the shots and make the decisions, of course I take lots of advice and am super open to criticism, but ultimately I make the final call. Essentially, this roller coaster of life is pretty amazing.