A place where you either find yourself, or lose yourself.
Some people go there to escape pressures of their regular every day life and find yourself. Some people live there and begin to get into the wrong things and learn the hard way that life isn’t all about a walk in the park.
Interestingly enough, I was both. I had a pretty rough upbringing, so therefore where I was from, I hated my life and hated everything about it and everything in it. I lost myself there, and I forgot what is was like on the outside of my little island I called home. I was so wrapped up in how awful I thought my life was that I forgot there was a real world out there. Sometimes people just need to get over themselves and I was one of those people. Life has a lot to offer, and I forgot about that when I was back home. So I went to another part of Alaska to escape my home for awhile and try to find myself again. I was blessed enough to have actually found myself. Even though I was in the same state, I was in a completely different universe and I fell back in love with my life again. Even though I was in such a bad state of mind, I chose to see the beauty of things and people. I think that was because I went further up north with such an open spirit, that it helped me see things in a different way. I’ve done some stupid things in my life and I lived in a very small town and I was trying for the best to change, but people can be very unforgiving… They made me look like a joke for finding my purpose in life and they held everything I did against me. I felt like I couldn’t move on. When I went up north, no one knew what I did, they didn’t know what I’ve done because they didn’t know me, they only saw the new me. Which I think really helped me find myself again. That’s why I love what the scripture says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 There for if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
That’s saying once you commit your life to God, and follow what the scripture says, you are a new person, it doesn’t mean you change your name or anything but it means everything you’ve done wrong, it’s all forgiven.