Then I got derailed. Not derailed so much as diverted. See I'm a very open person. I'm always excited about new ideas and ways of looking at things so it's easy to go scampering down whatever new trail presents itself to me.
The cool thing about this is that I've been exposed to a LOT of different ways of seeing the world, all of which are fascinating. It also allows me to be accepting of people no matter what their beliefs are. Oh I may roll my eyes a bit but still - I've gotten quite good at meeting people where they are and seeing the value in how they approach life, even if I don't always agree with it.
On the down side though, I sometimes get so caught up in other people's stuff that my own gets lost. This generally happens when I develop a personal relationship with someone - i.e. we're friends rather than mere acquaintances, and the result is that I too easily jump on their train rather than staying on my own.
I've done this a lot the last few months, jumping from one glittery and appealing philosophy to the next, and it did nothing but confuse the heck out of me.
Over the weekend though, all that changed. With time to put everything else away and just BE ME, I was able to clear my thoughts and get back to the core of who I am and where I'm going.
Whew - I needed that!