Take a moment to think about where you are at this moment.
Really take the time to reflect on every aspect of your life: job, career, love life, health, and social life.
Where were you last year at this time? Have you or your life changed or has it stayed the same? Are you the person you want to be or close to being the person you want to be? Has your life plateaued? Are there excuses you have that are keeping you from your vision for your best self and best life?
The playing field isn’t even and many times we don’t choose the cards we are dealt. Life is unpredictable too. These are real realities we face daily, but are not a good enough reason to hang up our hats, “call in sick” when life gets hard and just survive our life. While you only need a C average to pass class are you okay with living your life at a C average?
In the school of life, your grade is your happiness.
Are you happy? Are you truly happy? Deeply happy?
March 31st marks my one year Anniversary of me questioning my idea to take or not take a leap of faith towards a new career and ultimately a new way of living.
How did I get here? This isn’t what I signed up for? This isn’t what I thought my life would be? Is this really all there is to life? Life can be better I thought to myself. I don’t know what point I stopped fully enjoying life and started to just live? I do know that I was happy because I was pursuing the career I loved, but my life was out of balance because of the career I loved. It took me over a year and a half to build a friendship base out here because I worked so much. My weekends were filled with errands that I couldn’t not run during the week because I was so exhausted. If I didn’t push to balance my life, I would have either quit my career and moved back home or I would still be on the merry-go-round.
Balancing my life in 2013 was what my soul needed and it lead me to find my Voice, a voice I didn’t know I had lost and never fully had. Finding my voice was a game changer and led me down the path to live boldly, vulnerably, face fears and let go in 2014. Six months from when I found my voice I started to question everything. My old life was based on an old version of myself that no longer worked in conjunction with my new energy, direction and heart. My old life was filled with calculated risks, so taking the leap of faith or the 100% risk towards a new career was the only option I had. I just needed to be comfortable with the idea of being uncomfortable as I walked as boldly as I could towards fear. While I had no idea what I was getting myself into, I am glad I chose the unknown because it changed my life, lead me to heal my heart and face new fears that were hidden behind the common fears we all have.
No matter where you found yourself in your moment of reflection just make the choice to choose life. Choose the life that is defined by you. Don’t choose the life that others intended for you to have. Choose the life that will make you happy. When you choose life everything changes. We know what choice I made with my leap of faith, what choice will you make?