Six Words

I should have known I was in for a tough one when Beth tagged me, and her title was (literally) “hardest meme ever“.

I was also tagged by Araby62/Kathy, and then Brett.

The Rules:

1. Write your own six word memoir

2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like

3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere

4. Tag five more blogs with links

5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

I don’t know where this all started, so I can’t link to the original post.  I am also going to wuss out on tagging 5 more blogs.

My Six Words:

Life’s lessons are tough. Survive, grow.

Image of a "lifepath"The image here is something I found when looking for an image of the Life Path or “Man in the Maze”.  I found this image done by an incredible artist at “Mentor’s Waiting Room Designs“.  This image was one part of a beautiful piece she did back in November of 2005.  Take a look.

I can’t describe why the Life Path image touches me deeply any better than she did:

“The maze is the story of every human being, traveling through life as though through a maze, taking many turns (some veering us away from where we directly want to go, acknowledging that sometimes the world takes you on a different path from what you’d planned, so it can teach you something). Every turn is an opportunity to find acceptance or an understanding you need to acquire before you reach your destination (I mean how do you know who you are supposed to be unless you occasionally see yourself in contrast to what it is you think you are… follow me on that???), but all the while growing stronger and wiser as the centre of the maze comes closer. It is a variation of the Tohono O’odham’s symbol of life cycles and choice, and eternal motion with the goal of achieving harmony. The design is actually a unicursal figure that represents the choices one makes throughout life. This represents the journey from darkness to light.

The four points at the top and sides of the maze are a compass points (and mapping points) for those times when life throws twists and turns at us, we still won’t lose our way. You can always look to the maze to find direction, or to understand that although you might not feel you are where you’re supposed to be, the maze has taken you there for a reason.”

Word (and thank you!).


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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…