It feels like a very long time since I’ve been able to sit down with my faithful keyboard and open up to you guys and we have a whole bunch of catching up to do. So many things have been going on in the last several weeks. It would be difficult to include everything, but what I really want to share is a couple of life changing realizations I’ve had in the last several weeks. I KNOW you have heard these things before, BUT I’m writing about it again because #1 it’s worth repeating, #2 it takes about 10 – 12 times of being exposed to new information before it begins in sink in (if you’re lucky) #3 we are CONSTANTLY exposed to new situations, therefore we are CONSTANTLY changing. What you read/heard/learned here or else where before this moment, will be perceived differently NOW than the last time you were exposed to it because you’ve had different, more clarifying experiences since then.
The #1 thing to remember is LIFE IS SHORT and it goes by so fast. Take me for example, can you believe it’s been almost 2 months since I walked away from my previous job? That seems crazy to me. I knew for quite some time that job was no longer “right” for me, but I stayed because there were a million reasons to do so, but when it came down to the reason to leave, I only needed one reason. That reason was me. I left for my own sense of sanity. I won’t go into details, but I bet you’re wondering if I could go back and make different choices, would I do it? Hell no!! It may seem like a contradictory answer, but look, I love who I am. If I could go back and make different choices, I wouldn’t be the person I am right now. I love the people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had on this journey. Those people and those experiences shaped me into the person I am and I realize I’m very blessed with a whole bunch of love in my life.
Some might say I’m a very lucky person and you can look at it that way if you want. However, I choose to believe, the love, friendships and happiness I have in my life is a direct result of my mindful intention to draw those positive experiences into my life, but the point of this was that I spent almost the last decade of my life doing the very best that I could to be the best version of myself and there were definitely aspects of it that I loved with my whole heart, but there also was that part of me that knew it wasn’t completely right. Ya know? All I’m trying to say here is, life is too short to be living less than a completely joyful life.
The other thing is STRESS will suck you dry. Since I walked away from my previous job, I’m beginning to realize how unavailable I was in my own life. It’s kinda crazy how different I feel. I have a new lease on life and I’m dedicated to living my life 100% authentic to me and unapologetically balanced. That being said, I’m going to honor myself right now and end this blog because I’ve been working on my computer for most of the day today and I’m ready for some rest.
I’ll close with my new motto, Does it spark joy? If yes, GO FOR IT!!! That’s the only question there needs to be. Right? I missed me too, So glad to be back.