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The Art of Being Alive Series: A Millennial Female Shares Her Struggle With a Solution

03/19/2015 02:31 pm ET | Updated May 19, 2015

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." --Confucius

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step." -- Martin Luther King.

She remembers feeling like she was drowning as if she's right in the middle of the raging ocean, ice cold feelings inside and within her. With every breath she shivered into a certain unconsciousness, aware but unaware; there but not there... awake but asleep. What's really happening?

I am alive! I am alive! i am alive! she screams on the top of her lungs. The epitome of consciousness, being alive but why did I just yell it if I am...?

The cold she shivered from is the deepest fears she has that makes her shiver, the state of aware of being unaware is the unresolved business she is not ready to face and the screaming is her heart roaring for a different experience, for her heart desires to be met.

Yes, she is alive but is she living? Why am I drowning in my ideas and dreams feeling all suffocated in them and nothing seems to be manifesting yet she asks...

The depth of her bleeding heart spells broken with splurge of uncertainty about life and its inextricable essence; she wonders about how to navigate the rest of this life...

She's a seeker so she keeps peeping out looking in; she's an avid lover so she loves on not holding back, she aspires to be so she keeps at growing, she's an artist so she knows what to do with a blank canvas...

What she craves, she knows which is why she shivers and feels the cold within her because she knows what she wants, she sees it, she understands it but to stretch for it and to grab it means alot of things.

It means a whole lot of things...

she thinks:

Dream manifestor, adventure, passion, reward, sustainable, travel, love, epic, release, venture...
she also thinks that while those things are nice in ideas, the reality of her realism is realistic to where its not just fear holding her from stepping forth but real issues;

REAL ISSUES...

The things that are "real issues" are the battles fought daily from her finance issues, to her millennial struggles as she tries to find her way, in other to live out the epic life desired and in other to turn the dreams into reality. The battles let us know they are there because it's constant combat, we need an out and beyond ready to tap out. Tap out not to quit but to start.

To START is the biggest decision made, begins with the first small step and to keep adding steps she agrees with her new state that she has to start from where she is and take a step...

The cold sheds off for she is under a new shed and does not feel as suffocated, she allows her self to breathe into the new after she's tapped out of the old; alive she is indeed and ready to start living, beginning with a first step as the solution, just a step and she begins...

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