By about mid October, the various maze fields open up to the public in this community.  The mazes are the result of corn being planted in certain patterns.  At harvest, a view from an airplane reveals the theme.  One year, one of the mazes was the shape of a bronco rider in a rodeo.  Very impressive.

Open at the top

I tend to be claustrophobic.  A maze doesn’t affect me that way because I can always look up.  An enclosed maze would be a challenge.  I am a person who needs to know there is a way out.  Mazes really are cool, even more cool are the designers who plan them and those who care for them.  There is a way out, just keep turning the corner.

Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road.  Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.  (Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Scroll III.)


My success, my future self, my ideal life, is just around the corner.  I can feel it, I can visualize it clearly with all 5 senses, but I cannot actually see it, I have to forge on, take every corner, follow every bend in the road.  What I do not know, is how close it is.  What I do know –


What if it takes me a while?  What if I become tired?  One thing is certain –

… when I have arrived at the finish, my future self, my success.


is like a maze.  With persistence the end of the maze, the clearing, can be found.

Trust the process.

It is just around the next corner…

I always keep my promises!

About the author 


I am a veteran home educator, mother of 3, grandmother of one, who loves Living Life to the fullest and encouraging other mature individuals, like myself, to do the same – through Love, positivity, and self-directed thinking.
A decade ago, I made the decision to live my life according to my own terms. Of course, my terms are not your terms. That’s the beauty of this journey!
There is so much to discover!
Journey with me!

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  1. Wow, Louise. Your visualization really helped me today. I agree that mazes are great because they’re not closed to the sky. Here’s to both of our rounding all the corners up ahead! It’s great masterminding with you!

  2. I love your creative writing Louise, it’s such a delight to be transported beyond conventional limitation and into inspired visuals as I read it.

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