Wednesday Words of Wisdom

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I’m going through a big transition phase right now… Actually, I’m going through some big transition phases in a few areas of my life right now. Sounds fun, doesn’t it!?  I mean, who wouldn’t want to feel like they have no idea what they’re supposed to be doing with their life at 29 (and a half!)? I’ve really struggled the past few months with the fact that I’m unsure of the direction I’m headed. I mean, I’m supposed to have it figured out by now, aren’t I? I’m supposed to be secure in my job, settling down, thinking about babies and buying houses and doing all those other things that adults do. I don’t feel like a grown up and, in fact, a lot of days I feel like I want to press the reset button on this whole “being an adult” thing.  I don’t know that I was properly prepared and part of me feels like I’d like to go back and do a few things differently, please.All of that being said, with the encouragement of some amazingly supportive people around me (I’m one lucky girl in that area!), I’ve started trying to turn my outlook around and have been toying with the idea that, on the other hand, maybe getting to do a re-do at this point in my life is kind of a cool thing. I get to figure out exactly what it is that I want to be doing and how I’m going to do that… And although the latter part of that statement is a  bit scary and overwhelming, it’s also really freeing.  I know that for the past few years I haven’t been fulfilled in a lot of ways, and I now have the chance to re-decide my path and to make sure that wherever I go next brings me more joy and gratification than I’ve ever felt.

All of that being said, with the encouragement of some amazingly supportive people around me (I’m one lucky girl in that area!), I’ve started trying to turn my outlook around and have been toying with the idea that, on the other hand, maybe getting to do a re-do at this point in my life is kind of a cool thing. I get to figure out exactly what it is that I want to be doing and how I’m going to do that… And although the latter part of that statement is a  bit scary and overwhelming, it’s also really freeing.  I know that for the past few years I haven’t been fulfilled in a lot of ways, and I now have the chance to re-decide my path and to make sure that wherever I go next brings me more joy and gratification than I’ve ever felt.

I know that I want to help people. I know that I want to be someone that encourages others and helps them to find peace and hope and calmness in our crazy, chaotic, high-pressure world.  As one of my best friends would say, I’ve lived somewhere around nine lives, and I know that I want to use my experiences to relate to and encourage others. And, yes, I know that all of that sounds super romantic. But, if even on some tiny level, I touch the lives of people through yoga or teaching healthy habits or by just letting them know that I’ve been maybe somewhere close to where they are and I get it and that I’m pretty sure they’ll be okay, I think that’s where I’ll be most happy.

I think it can feel really, really scary to make changes that feel big, at any point in your life. But I’m also pretty confident that if you can trust in something higher than you – surrender to the idea that you aren’t in control and truly know that someone or something bigger actually has the reigns and wants what’s best for you – then taking the jump seems just a little bit easier. Yes, there are days lately when I want to crawl under my covers and go back to the last 5+ years of my life with the familiar and safe, unfulfilling path.  But I also know that if I do that, eventually, I’ll find myself back at this same crossroads.

So, I’m choosing to jump and to have faith that no matter where I land I’ll be okay… Not just okay, but hopefully better. And I hope that I can take some of you with me and, at the very least, show you that if you’re somewhere along the lines of where I’m at you can do it, too. Today I’m feeling especially excited and hopeful about my journey and, no matter where you’re at in yours, I hope that you are, as well.


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