Here's the million dollar question -- What is one word that describes you? Is it a word that you are proud of? Does it come to your mind instantly or do you have to think about it?
Today the word that hits me in all the feels and best describes me is - curious. I am curious about anything and everything these days. I am curious about the world we live in - what to see and how to feel about it. It's being eager to know something. To be apart of something so big you're mind doesn't know where to start. Being curious is constantly opening yourself to new ideas, uncomfortable situations, and allows you to be more human.
I think we live in a world filled with so many unknowns. Unknowns about what's to happen next. Many of those unknowns are guarded by our own fears. Our fear to in fact be curious and to act on that curiosity when it strikes.
We are all curious, about many many things in life, but who is willing to act with me? To essentially create movement based on that curiosity. To take being eager about something to the next level.
We are curious how different cultures live yet we stay wrapped up in our own culture and judge others because we never dove into learning about theirs. We are curious about the planet and what's on it yet instead of exploring it we make excuses about how little money we have and how we have no one to travel with. We are curious about love but we are too afraid to show it because that would just be crazy. We are curious about our dreams but we forget to take steps on our own in order to fulfill them.
I am scared shitless of my curiosity because I know it's going to take me to very deep places. Deep places in my mind because being curious means having conversations with myself, having conversations that go nowhere and everywhere all in one. I am proud to say I am wildly curious. This curiousity makes me giddy, it makes me nervous, it makes shy, it makes me proud, it makes me a little crazy - because crazy makes shit happen.
I am curious about this planet so I want to see all of it. Every inch that I can of it. I want to go to the places that few people have been. I want to go to the places that many has been. So ... I am going to go to those places. My curiosity makes me want to lay in the middle of the street counting stars. It makes me want to dance it out in the middle of the desert. It makes me want to scream from the top of a mountain.
I am curious about people. Their stories, their dreams, their passions. I want to know why they are the way the are. I want to gain the wisdom they learned from their life experiences. I want to lift spirits and have others lift mine. I want to create an army of curious people, people wanting to change a portion of the world, the portion that itches their passion.
I am curious about love. How it works, why it works, when it works. I want to know how love does what it does to you. How it makes you forget about everything else. How it changes you, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. I want to know when people take it for granted. When love stops being enough. When the love you give isn't received in the same way. I want to know why we love what we love. Why we are attracted to loving certain people and things. I want to wear my heart on my sleeve and give everyone a piece of the love I want to give and am willing to give.
When my curiosity strikes I search for answers. I wait for full circle moments to appear. I live for gaining new wisdom to fill an empty pocket in my soul. Being passionately curious isn't so bad when you're willing to be bold, to be fearless, to be ready. I can't wait to see where my curiosity takes me next ... I think it includes living in a van and seeing the world for myself. Crazy? Yes. Awesome though? YES.
My word is curious but what's yours?