This month I am starting an entirely new adventure. From
this point, I will seek and find new paths to take me to a future, a life transformed,
a life of my choosing that isn’t full of narrow choices. I want a life without guilt
or regret, to have those manacles gone. Till now, there has been the weight of
history bearing down behind me as I see myself standing fast, battling a headwind.
From today history will not direct me, I won’t be wishing to be elsewhere or
regretting how I got here; It will be a new world.
I would like to draw your attention to how history has us
tied down and pinioned; we are shackled, splayed out and hog-tied by the logic
of history, unable to use our full strength to rise-up and discard the weight
of the past. We spend all our time looking backwards, re-fighting old battles. Through
the lens of history, the consensus path of history our society has, we are
given statistical views on effectiveness and morality or what happened before.
These curated histories with the summations of the woes and failures of the
past, do not include the future.