The journey finally begins and has been anticipated for myself. I have moved to Miami after years of speaking it into existence. Sometimes it takes longer than you want it to but you must stay consistent and positive when you know what you want. Now I ask myself “Ronald now what?”. Most would know the answer to that question before making a big move like this but I look to not be most. I can’t become great doing safe and cautious things. The most important thing for me to do is stay positive and never speak fear or negativity out of my mouth. I do want to make one thing clear and that is I do not have all the answers and I am still learning as I go in life. This move and its uncertainty puts me in a position to grow even more and see what I am really made of. I need this type of journey for my life and what I want for my life. Doubt will surface from time to time and sometimes fear will arise as well, but those two things will have me on the first thing smoking back to Chicago to my safety net. I am looking to create my own safety net for myself and my loved ones.
I was fine back home. I could have stayed there, working, living in my apartment, driving my car, and going through the motions as I have all my adult life. I have felt for many years that a change of environment would strengthen my character beyond my beliefs. Now the great weather, beautiful beaches, and the best nightlife in the united states had some influence but that wasn’t the primary reason for the selection of Miami. This place has had a hold on me from the first time I’ve ever visited. I have found it to mean more to me than just the things people think of from their experiences or the television. People think it isn’t realistic to live here and do great things from where I come from. People have said things like “I can vacation there but living there is too much”, “It’s too HOT”, “All there is to do there is party”, “You’re going to have to learn how to speak Spanish”, and on and on and on. I tried my best not to laugh in the person face that was making the statements but opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. I am here now and now it is time to perform and embrace all the greatness that will come my way. I will document my journey for inspiration and reflection as well.
Change your environment to change your life and that is not limited to your physical being. Your journey may not be a move but it may be your information diet, your health, your finances or your social life. The point is that for growth to happen there must be a change in your life and you have to be the leader of that change and not your circumstances.
Written by Ronald A. Wilson