May 7, 2018
On Your Own
In wolf packs, there comes a point where certain wolves leave, or disperse, from a pack in order to depart from an environment where they have lost power or respect. The “lone wolf”, as it is commonly referred to, leaves an environment of protection, food, and companionship, in search of something better for themselves. Initially, the lone wolf has to be hyper-vigilant, self-sufficient, and self-dependent, often covering hundreds of miles in search of what they couldn’t find where they once were.
If the lone wolf has a strong enough will to survive, they can eventually find another pack to become a part of, and even one day become the alpha leader. No different than the lone wolf, sometimes we need to break away from the pack. Sometimes we are stuck in a pack which has no respect for us anymore, and provides nothing more than a little piece of mind that we will be relatively safe, with food, shelter, and clothing, while simultaneously beating us down through their own drive to be the top dog.
Maybe it’s time for you to stray away and live the life of a lone wolf for a bit. A chance to live for yourself, find yourself, and fend for yourself. To see what you’re made of, and learn what you’re capable of. This journey has the potential to land you in a place where you can become the leader of your own pack, where you’re surrounded by people who will welcome you with open arms, and who can see you for what you truly have to offer. As uncomfortable as it is, and as scary as it will be, venturing away from what you know, and forcing yourself to survive, will reinvigorate your hunger, activate your will, and allow you to live your life instead of just tolerating it. -CPT Ryan