In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “A Psalm of Life” he writes about how life is meant to be so much more than what most assume it must be. The poem is almost like battle cry, calling to others to stop giving up, stop giving in, he writes “in the world’s broad field of battle,/ in the bivouac of Life,/ be not like dumb, driven cattle!/ Be a hero in the strife!” (Longfellow, 17-20). Life is meant to be wonderful, sublime. It is supposed to feed our hearts and our souls. But it sometimes takes a fight to get to that point, and we cannot get there by ourselves, we need something bigger than ourselves to be our guide. As Longfelllow writes, “let us then, be up and doing,/ with a heart for any fate;/ still achieving, still pursuing,/ learn to labor and to wait” (33-36). This blog is about my life, my personal psalm, and all that that may entail.