Last night, as me and my friend had one of our late night walks in the neighborhood talking about life, our feelings and what we are going through, something magical happened. Not that it happened at that very moment… but I came to realize that my life was taking a new and exciting direction!
As my friend was identifying issues that she was dealing with in her life, I noticed that I could totally relate to them… but not so much in the present than I used to in the past. She talked about how she was disappointed with certain aspects of her life and that she would like to have more to show for at this point in time. She also mentioned that she is trying to figure out what she really wanted and who she really is. And that’s when it hit me; I got a big “AHA” moment and I told her that it’s not so much about figuring out WHO we are but instead, allowing ourselves to be WHO we already are. I realized at that very moment that positive changes started to occur in my life when I started embracing the person I was deep down. When I started to love myself, to enjoy who I was as a whole and when I started having fun with life.
Holly crap! Did I just grow up a bit?
It seems like everything started to fall into place from that moment on, I started connecting with people, I began enjoying experiences that once frightened me, I even started loving the stuff I use to hate about myself and things just seemed to START FLOWING NATURALLY. I didn’t start loving myself more because I “earned it” or because I got some sort of “approval” from others, I didn’t complete a fancy PhD or receive a big time promotion at work…. None of that actually happened. But at some point, somehow, I made the switch and I realized that it’s an amazing thing to just be me! It feels like such a relief, why resist it, why try to be something else when you can be COMPLETE & UNIQUE by following your heart?
I use to spend a lot of my time trying to figure out the path I wanted to take, the person I wanted to become and the goals I wanted to achieve, I would look at others that seemed to “have it all” and think that that’s what I should be doing, I would continuously wonder why I am unable to keep moving forward according to my plans? I don’t worry about that much anymore, because I know that the possibilities are endless if I JUST LET MYSELF BE, every day is an adventure and there is always something new and exciting to experience & to learn from.
At a young age, we all knew what to do, we knew when we felt hungry and we certainly knew how to amuse ourselves, well I believe that it shouldn’t be that different as we grow older, if anything, we should know more about ourselves and about our dreams and ambitions.
I choose to DREAM BIG, why would I settle for less? I choose to do what brings LOVE and EXCITEMENT into my life!
I am not suggesting that you stop making plans and giving yourself goals and deadlines, but I want to remind you that you can really CREATE A LIFE THAT WORKS FOR YOU, you can bend the rules and look out of the box. By slowly getting out of your comfort zone and listening to your intuitions, you can start building a life that is fulfilling and simply finger licking good!
I’d love to hear about your story and the exciting path you are taking (or attempting to take) in life, contact me if you’d like to share a couple of words with us on My Fit Station!