Today marks exactly one year since I first created this website. I had a Blogspot before and blogged here and there, but exactly one year ago something changed deep inside me. Suddenly it was all so clear. I could no longer hide from my truth. I was not truly living life and I was unhappy. It was a big realization and the following Monday I sat down at my computer and created this website.
I had made plans to drive home to the mountains. The drive to my hometown is about 6 hours from where I reside now. Driving six hours with only my dog to keep me company can often become boring and tedious. I had worn out my favorite playlists so I turned to audible for some entertainment on the long ride. I came across a book You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero and thought it sounded interesting.
This book definitely changed my life to say the least. I had started a spiritual journey a few months before, but was unsure of what to do with my new-found energy and understanding of the world. I felt revved up and ready to take on the world, but was still so unsure of myself and which direction I should point my vessel. This book changed all that.
After listening to the first few chapters it was as if I had awakened an understanding that resided deep in my soul. I grabbed my notebook and began to write what came to me (the car was no longer in motion at this time, no worries). Thoughts and ideas spilled out of me as I wrote out my plans for future as if they had been planted by a divine force. There before me were the answers, my searching was over. This life was mine to live and I better make the most of it. No more living in the shadows.
The thing about following your purpose in life is that you have to accept that you're going to look crazy and feel crazy most days. I remember talking to the people closest to me about my plans and the looks of disbelief and fear that I got in return. So often outside sources convince us that our dreams are impossible to make real. That it's better to accept the path with least resistance than to really go for it. I bought into this for a long time, but finally realized exactly one year ago today that I wanted more.
In the past year I have really embraced life with the highs and lows that come along with it. I decided to travel outside of the country and fell deeply in love with a foreign land. I have also struggled to make my rent more than just one month. This life has not been easy since I made my firm decision to throw myself into the scary unknown, but damned if it hasn't been worth it.
The only thing that separates the person working a 9-5 job that they despise and the people who are really living life of their own terms is the decision to do so. The mind-blowing musicians, artists, tech geniuses, entrepreneurs out there did not wake up one day with all the talent and resources to make their dreams happen. No, many didn't even have real talent in the beginning. They all had one thing, however, and that is tunnel vision on their dreams.
Making big things happen in life takes time, persistence, and passion. It takes a willingness to struggle for their dreams. It takes complete focus and surrender to the process. We can't do anything in life if we spend all of our time worrying about what others have to say. It's not their life in the end. Are we living a life that we going to look back on with no regrets when we are old in our rocking chair? After all, there will be no one to blame if you do not but yourself.
When we figure out what lights our soul on fire, it is our duty to share this magic with the world. The world needs people who beam out their light. Every day darkness surrounds us on the news and social media. Our earth and animal friends are slowly dying and crying out for our help. Fellow human beings are suffering at the hands of money, war, and greed. Our planet needs people who are ready to share their love with the world. The love and light will spread out of us readily when we are living in our purpose. It's not just about you anymore, it's about everyone, whether they know it now or not.
I was very lucky last year to have my grand awakening and the push I need to live in my purpose. It hasn't been easy and some days I try to avoid it all together, but I am forever grateful to be on this journey. This last year has brought so much love into my life. Thank you to all the beautiful people who have supported me in this difficult, but worthwhile. I can't wait to see what the next year will bring.
Sending out so much love and positive energy today. May it wrap you in warmth and love as you work your way down your chosen path in life. I will see you all soon!
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