NEXT EXIT… LIFE
An exit always seemed to tug on the strings of my heart.
However, I’ve discovered a deeper understanding.
With every door that closes behind us; an entrance to a new journey comes into focus. This can be anything from a new love, new career, new health plan or even a new location. All that’s left behind isn’t, necessarily, something that won’t consist anymore. With those past blessings, come memories. In which memories tend to reel itself over without end.
I’ve taken the time to make new beginnings for myself, one being the military; with a job titled, “Aircraft Electrician and Environmentalist.”
Working as a barber for over a decade meant that the lifestyle of cutting hair had been deeply rooted. I would look at a man’s haircut before acknowledging his personality. Once I put the clippers down and picked up a wrench, my life had begun an exit from the job I once knew. Shortly after, the life I entered became complex and technical to say the least.
At first, the transition was jarring. I hardly knew the difference between the sizes of sockets or what a “breaker bar” was. After two years of enduring my educational journey, it became instinctive. From understanding the logic of hair, I could now figure out a wiring schematic for a generator or mentally put together a reasoning for cockpit pressurization issues.
To draw back from this enlarged tangent, an exit is not a closed door but a carving of a chapter in stone. I turned a career path into a different route, walked along a new track and realized I possess more skills than just one. The book of life – constructed of many exits. However, most importantly, created through a conjunction of entrances.
“Travel that road wholeheartedly.”