Keeping to the yellow brick road…

Picture grabbed off the internet.

Just finished reading The Wonderful Wizards of Oz by L. Frank Baum (thanks to Ken who left a reference to the book at the comments here previously) and what a brilliant little story it is.

A little story that reminds us that the journey may be long and full of perils, but the trip is always worth the troubles.

A little story that reminds us that the friends we meet along our way, are the ones who’ll get you through the days.

A little story that reminds us that what you so desperately seek, may be already in a place where you least expect it.

I think back about my own journey and somehow the destination still seems so infinitely far away.

Sometimes I wish I was more talented, but I’m not.

Sometimes I wish I started younger, but I did not.

Sometimes I wish I am not injured, but I am.

Not many days left till my next decathlon and self-doubt is starting to creep in again.

I started the journey, now I got to finish it.

From the movie The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 1939.

Signed up for a 110m hurdles race later and somehow I find myself afraid, afraid because I’m still incompetent and inexperienced. But just like the lion, I will have to find my courage to keep on going till the end.

I’m keeping to the yellow brick road.


  1. I’m still studying from you, while I’m trying to reach my goals. I genuinely love reading all that is written on your blog. Keep the stories coming. I loved it!

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