“So, has it hit you yet?”
There is this saying that we often hear, “So, has it ht you yet?” The best way I can describe this expression is when a big event or transition is about to occur, or has just occurred, it sometimes can feel shocking or overwhelming. An emotional hit takes place like the joy that might come over you when you receive a job promotion that you have been desiring or when a young couple experiences the emotional high of becoming parents for the first time.
When I told people I was leaving for China to study Kung Fu, many were shocked. I wasn’t. I always dreamed of doing something like this ever since I was a kid. I believe because this trip was considered a big adventure to most, and because they did not know something like this was a childhood dream, they would ask if it hit me yet, that moment of emotional impact. Many were surprised when I told them no. Often they would try and convince me that this “moment” was coming.
I remember after I landed in Chengdu, and had been there for a few days I thought to myself:
“Maybe it doesn’t hit you when you know it’s supposed to happen.”
The entire trip I never once experienced the “hit” in the way many might have been expecting. I was not fearful of anything, sad about being away, or even nervous about what would happen next. I truly felt I was where I needed to be at the time I needed to be there. This was something that had not happened too often for me and I knew nothing other than to embrace the moment.
Moving forward, listening to my inner desires and dreams, I am more motivated than ever to seek these moments. For these are the moments, I discovered, that are worth living. These are the moments I hope to hit, rather than waiting for the unexpected moments to hit me.
Talk soon & God bless,
Edited By: DJ Williams
Graphics By: Hand-Ability