What My World's Like

CHALLENGE: foresighted retrospection

Jul
27

walking-away

 

Nothing lasts forever. While we know this, how much do we keep it mind as we move through our daily lives?

Recently, I’ve been contemplating the gross disintegration and looming demise of one of my most impactful relationships to date. As useless as it often is, regret sometimes enters my mind and I wonder how much time was wasted trifling over the more frivolous details as opposed to enjoying and celebrating the great aspects of the relationship. But what if you could use regret–beforehand?

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Lost and found

May
29

dark-night

Sometimes you have to lose yourself to truly find yourself.

We’re always going to go through things in life that challenge us, that put us face-to-face with the idea of ourselves that we have and the real version of ourselves that we’re being. Make it all worth it by taking from it all the lessons, all the good stuff, and dropping the rest. Don’t beat yourself up. If there was ever a time to be your own friend, it’s when you feel lost. Be honest with yourself. Decide what changes you want to make and why, then hold yourself accountable.

Your unique road. “You can do it!”

Jan
28

Last night, I got an email from a cyberfriend that really warmed my heart. In my response, I found myself speaking not just to him, but also to myself. That happens frequently when I give advice.

If I can offer some advice, I’ll say follow your heart. Since college, I’ve lived in New York, Chicago again, California, Philly, and now I’m in San Antonio and will be moving at the conclusion of this program.

There are moments when I feel lost and like I’m wandering, but I’m not. Don’t be afraid to try on new hats…but don’t be afraid to take them off should you find they don’t fit as you hoped they would. Don’t be afraid to live your life as YOU see fit. Don’t be afraid to avoid the paths others take, even if “everybody” is doing it. Follow your path. Listen to your truth. Learn and know your truth. All the while, stay humble and open. You’ll be okay…but know that finding your joy and place in this world requires you to be true to yourself and do what you’re doing right now…PUSHING yourself. You can’t get something you’ve never had without doing something you’ve never done.

Right now, life is falling into place…even as I criticize it in my confusion, pain, fear and angst. I’m onto something and standing at the brink of discovering my greatness.  I’m starting to follow my bliss and beginning to understand the rewards that come with doing so.  Passion = Purpose.  Do you know yours?

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