we are the late bloomers
We are the late bloomers. We have something roaring inside us and we don’t what it is or how to set it free. So we keep it in a little cage and feed it with fear.
There are some people who just have it: the guts, the funds, the resources, the confidence, the connections, the discipline, the faith, the great ideas, the right timing, the knowing from a young age what it is they want to do. We are not those people. We are the ones who take the long way there. We wander, we window shop, we stop for coffee, we search for signs, we search for purpose. We are the incurably curious. We are the keen observers. We are gathering knowledge and collecting experiences. We are standing in the waiting line but we know our turn will come. We are the marathon runners. While all the others are racing ahead, we are pacing ourselves, we are building strength, we are slowly catching up.
And there will come a day when we’ll unlock the door, and like a bear in the springtime, we will come out of our cave and take a deep breath and clear the winter from our lungs and set off into the wilderness.
And it will all come together in the least expected way.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – Tolkien