Thursday, May 7, 2015


My journey took an unexpected turn recently. It wasn't the first one and it won't be the last, but this one caught me off guard. In hindsight, it wasn't as out of the blue as it seemed. Perhaps I just didn't want to see it coming.

It's difficult waking up one morning and realizing you're someone you never intended to be. Not the totality of me, but this one portion. A significant sized aspect of my personality, my life, has been wrapped up in a place I never meant to experience.

All week I've been thinking about the exchange between Shrek and Donkey. You know, the one about onions and cake and parfaits? 

People are like ogres and onions. So are relationships. Some of the layers are good and some are, well, not so good. Right now I'm riding out a tough layer, but I'm staying the course because I remember all the good layers. 

Most journeys are like onions. They have layers, and it's not until some time has passed that we can look back and see the totality and how it all fit together to form the whole. And all those cliched sayings are true -- 

Life is a journey.

It's not about the destination. It's about the journey.

Some of those layers are just harder to digest than others.

linking up with Writer's Workshop


  1. Been there done that - got the t-shirt. Hang in there Melanie. xo

  2. I couldn't agree more - each layer goes together to make up the whole. Even if it is wrinkly and kind of rotten, each layer is necessary. Keep going, Melanie!

  3. I think that most of us can relate to this. Without the not-so-good layers, the great layers aren't so sweet but it can take hindsight to be able to see it. I hope you get to a "sweet" layer in your journey soon.

  4. Yes, this is tough. God bless you as you do the tough peeling process. And remember, peeling an onion always makes a good woman cry!

  5. Sometimes it is easier if you recognize it and keep your focus on the big picture. So, you've got that going for you!
    ♥ Jill of

  6. It's so true - some layers are more difficult, thicker --heavier, than others... but it's often those harder ones that cause us to grow the most! As much as we don't love that - it is true! Praying for you, friend!

  7. You know, not everyone likes onions. Wish I could bring cake!


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