Look back on the last year of your life. Did it unfold the exact way you expected it would?
Chances are, it didn’t. And that’s 100% okay and normal.
We know the whole “roll with the punches” and “life happens when you’re busy making plans”. The idea of while you were moving full steam ahead to attain a certain goal, good ol’ life decides to through a wrench in your plans.
You lose your job. A relationship is broken. Maybe a sudden death happens.
It could also be a realization of your own purpose.
No matter how big or small the curveball it, it will undoubtedly cause stress, anxiety, and frustration.
But what if we embrace the change, and use it to empower ourselves?
No one likes to feel out of control, especially when it’s dealing with their own life.
I just recently came out of a boxing match with myself, attempting to fight the reality of how things were unfolding in my life.
For some reason, I couldn’t let go of ideas of how things were supposed to be. I wasn’t ready to face the harsh truth that I had to step off of my soap box and go the direction that was best for me at this moment.
Are you scratching your head wondering, what the heck is she talking about? I can explain..
For the last couple of years, I have been in search of my life’s calling. My purpose. My reason for waking up in the morning.
I had worked many jobs, quit just as many, and finally realized that I am meant (meant, being the key word) to create and become a blogger.
With this new found knowledge, I set out to become a blogger.
Being fortunate that I could focus on just this, I found myself at home, in my Pj’s, staring at a blank screen with no inspiration.
However, I was determined to make it my career, so I pushed forward. I felt like if I turned to get a “real job”, I would be nothing but a failure.
Months went by of struggling to be a full-time blogger, which was also accompanied by multiple breakdowns because, after all, that was what i was supposed to be.
It took me up until a couple months ago to realize that maybe I wasn’t meant to be a full-time blogger, and instead use it as a creative outlet.
So, feeling defeated, I went out in search a full-time job.
Guess what? I don’t feel like a failure.
I have used this transformational time to realize that I am not a failure just because I took a step back.
Instead, I am able to write freely without having to worry about inserting a link to get a discount. I’m not worried about how many visitors come here. I am released from any pressure to make sure every word written down perfect.
It’s time to get intentional about your life, but also embrace a change of pace and direction.
This is not to say that you should give up entirely on what your dream life should look like, but rather enjoy the ride while you’re on it.
Create the space to let yourself live, and understand that nothing will ever be perfect.