Shit sherpa…defined by me as; someone who unwillingly carries the insecurities and faults placed on them by others in order to make others journeys better. For the last thirty nine years I have been a shit sherpa and I am done. D-O-N-E, done. I have had everyone elses shit placed on my shoulders for so long that it broke me. Everything I was, everything I knew laid on the ground all around me in a thousand little pieces. A thousand little pieces…. of everyone else’s shit. The only pieces still in tact were pieces of me that hadn’t been defined by what everyone else needed or wanted me to be,it was just….me. In that moment, I realized I had spent my entire life consumed with making everyone else’s journey better, that I hadn’t begun my own. With everyone else’s shit off my shoulders, I felt the strength I had been missing. The strength that I needed to take my first step on my life’s journey and as Lao Tzu said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
Here’s to all of our single steps.