Fear wells up inside as I walk down this dark and desolate road. I look at my surroundings and there are things so familiar yet so not at the same time. I make this journey alone hoping I have enough strength to persevere and anxiously await the takeaway. Every road we travel in life is meant to be a lesson. At the time you do not realize it, but each journey prepares you for the next and only makes you stronger and more wise. It is always harder when you travel alone, but it must be that way for if it were any other way you would not truly absorb the experience and its teachings. By being in the presence of life and it’s not so simple state you gain knowledge. Fear will always be present, but your courage will only grow stronger. Stand tall, stay focused and embrace the journey.