I once heard Dr. Wayne Dyer say, “Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”
Wow, do these words hold a lot of weight… especially while living (and re-launching a blog) during a global pandemic.
My adult life always seemed like it was stuck in fast forward. I was living for a moment in the far distant future, searching the horizon for what was to come. I could never truly tell if I was running toward something or away from it, but I was certainly running. And I chose roles that fit the pace – firefighter, kick boxer, breaking news reporter, people pleaser, sleep-deprived mom, and the list goes on and on.
I was definitely accomplishing a lot, but I was missing even more. While pushing through to get to the next destination and the many that followed, I kept forgetting to enjoy the journey. Life was passing me by while I was racing to the finish line. When I finally took the time to slow down and reflect, I realized I was racing toward someone else’s dream.
It was one of those “no turning back” moments. I could keep pressing forward, continuing to climb the mountain I had fought so hard to conquer or I could start down a new path that was so overgrown with uncertainty that I couldn’t see where to step next.
I think you already know where this is heading, but it took me awhile to get there. I turned around a lot. I looked for detours. I even lost myself and both paths for awhile. Then I learned that life has a way of course correcting, if you allow it.
And I’m so glad I did.
I learned more while being lost than I could ever have thought possible. When I allowed my life to become unscripted, I found myself. I hope my story and the lessons I continue to learn help you see some of the magic around you. Life can be messy and uncertain, but it can also be sweet and seriously amazing!
Thank you for joining me on this journey.