Today, I read an article about an old friend that I was once inspired greatly by and it brought back a lot of memories. Back in the early 2000s, I got into comic books. At first, I was just a reader who became a fan of the books and their writers. Then, I decided to write my own creator-owned comic book and The Line was born. It was a fun ride, doing the comic book conventions as a little self-published author. I met a lot of great people working in comics and it was an experience I’ll never forgot.
Things all changed when I lost weight and got healthy. At first, I was still a good deal the same person, I did a convention in Orlando in February 2009 and again enjoyed it. But, it was to be my last comic con, at least for now. This journey I went on and still consider myself on to this day has really changed who I am. Changed me for the better. There was of course nothing really wrong with the “old me,” but I feel as though I’ve discovered more about myself. It’s as if I hadn’t fully emerged from my cocoon and was now able to spread my wings.
I love the new person that I’ve become. I’ve learned how capable I am of doing things I never thought I’d be able to do let alone enjoy them. For example, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I’d be a runner and have done two half marathons thus far! My old loves are still inside of me, I think I’m just learning how to combine everything and pursue my dreams and passions in life.
What about you? Have you had a life changing experience that’s redefined you?