Wrote this after staring at the ‘Woman in the Forest’ picture and asking myself, “What is she looking at? Where is she going?” Then I found myself thinking about myself. About where it is that I am going, where I am heading, and what I want/need. Tried to keep it open-ended, because that is how I see my journey right now. I came up with the name ‘Shinee’ by taking the first 3 letters of my middle name (Shi, pronounced as ‘shy’) and the fact that I am the second oldest child out of my siblings (nee).Hope ya’ll like it (let me know what you think)!
With the crisp cool morning air caressing her sun kissed faced, Shinee stared out into the early morning sky.
It was time for her to leave – to make her way out into the world.
She had no real destination in mind and no time restraints that bind.
This adventure was all of her choosing.
Her family wanted her to settle. Settle down, become grounded into a job that paid the bills, and find contentment with a simple mate that would always ‘play it safe’.
Shinee may appear to have a reserved personality, but she knew in her heart that that life was not hers to claim. For weeks she thought about leaving and never looking back. Until one morning – this morning – she was done with thinking and had to just go!
Shinee quickly and quietly wrote her sister a note, put on her favorite jeans, and grabbed her blue coat.
Her decision to leave was not made lightly, but it still made her feel…dizzy.
That feeling of freedom – of owning her independence and the right to chose. The rush of anticipation for what may happen next pumping blood hard and fast through her veins.
Shinee closed her eyes to clear her mind.
This way of life was all that Shinee had ever known. Could she really truly leave it all to chance?
A chance is far more than what she would get if she stayed here.
So she slowly opened her eyes with new found clarity, and started on her journey.