The Exit Sign Epiphany

The Exit Sign Epiphany

How trust and a swim rewrote my life’s script

In Peru’s jungle, during a spiritual retreat called the Master Plant Dieta, I got a wake-up call: slow down and let go of the hustle. 

I’m an entrepreneur at heart, always juggling five or six projects. It’s great, but it’s also draining.

It’s both a blessing and a curse.

Following the advice, I hit the pause button. I pushed back deadlines, told my team, and took some time off. Those months were game-changing, helping me refocus and find my true north.

But old habits die hard. 

I found myself back in the grind, hustling like there was no tomorrow. Planning and plotting my next moves. Then one morning, driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, it hit me, and I knew what I needed to do. I saw an exit sign for Sandy Point State Park and took it as a cosmic hint to take a breather.

Water has always been my go-to place for soul healing. 

Another realization in that moment was that I couldn’t remember the last time I swam in the ocean.

Diving into the bay, I felt rejuvenated and realized how easy it is to forget what’s important. For me, water is home. I laughed as I slowly immersed myself in the waters of the bay. Laughed at how as humans, we forget so easily. We forget who we really are and what is really at play. 

I am happiest when I spend time in the water, feeling its embrace, connecting to its power and majesty. 

We often get caught up in the details, forgetting that we’re just a small part of a much bigger picture. We’re spirits having a human experience, and this vessel we inhabit so easily takes us back into the matrix, back into the old ways of being. I’ve learned that when I trust the process, things work out better than I could’ve planned.

So, what’s next? 

I’ve got a chance to stick around in one place for a while, to be present, and to remember what I’m really about. It’s a good opportunity for all of us to reconnect with what truly matters and learn to trust more.

The truth is, we don’t need to chase after the world; we need to let it come to us. It’s something I know deep down, and it’s also a lesson I keep learning. The best life isn’t about control; it’s about surrendering to something greater. In doing so, we find our true selves.

So here’s the takeaway: Remember who you are and what you’re part of. Let go a bit. Trust that you’re where you need to be and that the life you’re trying to build is already taking shape, waiting for you to notice.

That’s the message for me today – remember who I am and simply trust.