To Go.

To live each day as if it has been stolen from death. To wake up every morning knowing that the possibilities are infinite, to release myself from the burden of “how” & the anguish that I encounter every day. To grab Ruby & drive to the Sea, to the mountains, to my mother. To raise my voice and shout at the sky “I am alive, I am wonderful, I am free. I AM.

To feel again the roads underneath me, always looking forward at what I can be, not what I was. The past always takes from the present. To again realize the physicality of the world has its boundaries only if my will is weak, only if I am afraid. To again accomplish the things that the normal person would think impossible.

To go. The wheel lightly held in my hands, the windows down & wind cleansing away the past. To wonder in anticipation and excitement what lies around the next corner, over the next crest. To keep going and discover where I end up. Always forward. For a driver, a wanderer, a dreamer, not having these things takes away part of the soul.

I wake up every morning and say “I wish.” I wish I could take myself and Ruby to the Sea, to the mountains. I wish I could get to events & trade shows to show people the things I can make when my hands meet my heart. I wish I could help people get to where they need to go, visit others who can’t go anywhere. I wish I could visit my Birth Mother, and finally get to know the woman who gave me this life. I wish I could make hers better. I wish I could get in my car and just go, leaving the unforgiving brutality of the sidewalks behind me and again follow the wind. Again follow my dreams.

I wish.

I will.

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My personal philosophy is simple.

Over the years and through all of the beauty, all of the challenges, it has changed – but one single knowledge never wavered…

Move in the direction of your dreams, Every. Single. Day.

I am who I want to be. Every moment, every breath, every action is exactly what I am reaching towards. I look to what I will become, and am completely satisfied with who I am now…

But I will never stop wanting more dreaming more, trying to be a better person.

Mike Dooley is the author of the above line, but it has been an unworded part of me since the beginning of… me. And what an explosion that was!

From there, everything began to make sense – even in the hardest times, I knew that there was a solid lesson that I needed to learn.

And I learned. I continue to…

Move in the direction of my dreams.