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Obstacles Mean You’re on the Right Path

This past week has been a rough one for me. So many ups and downs it almost makes me feel carsick. But the universe saw a shift and prompted an intervention. To answer that call, enter my awesome friends that kidnapped me for a much needed day road trip. 

I need to back up a little for a bit more for context. For the past couple months I have been struggling with mental blocks that have prohibited my writing abilities to creatively express myself. The lack of expression causes my mind to hold on to these ideas that were not meant to stay up there. I desperately wanted to rid my mind of ideas swishing around up there all I wanted was to get past this spin cycle and throw them on the line to air out. 

When I am stuck, I look for much needed inspiration to open my eyes and sometimes ears to push me past that thing that caught me off guard, the obstacle. Last week, I was on the Black Youth Project’s website and found that inspiration. Reading through articles written by young black people, discussing things that they worry about, things that bring them joy, just things — inspired me to get back to the home row of my computer keyboard. 

“The obstacles don’t block the path, They are the path.” ~ Zen Proverb

I’m reminded of the Zen Proverb, “the obstacles don’t block the path. They are the path.” Saturday’s trip to Big Bear was just what I needed for my mental health. We took a road trip that stopped the spin cycles in my mind. Forced to see the things that were in my way the drive helped me slow down and gain some perspective. Take this week to be thankful for your path that might have some obstacles, because it means you are on the right path. 

If you do decide to take a road trip, check out The Future Party’s amazing and vibey November 2020 playlist. You can like it on Spotify now, trust me you will like it.

And if you haven’t checked out The Black Youth Project – do yourself a favor and read a few of the amazing articles from some of the coolest and brightest young black writers. If you like it, you can show some support here

Happy Monday and get out there and beat the crap out of this week.