Each day brings a new opportunity to keep seeking and shifting to fall deeper in love with life. I can’t live a life that doesn’t feel like mine and looking back at my life, I never could. I was carving out another way 10+ years ago when I said no to the traditional path of getting married, having kids, chasing a career, and keeping up with the Jones’, even though that’s what most people were choosing around me (nothing wrong with this, but it didn’t feel like it was for me).
At that time, I didn’t know there was another way to live life, so I felt like something was wrong with me and I was the different one. But even though I felt that, I still fearfully (and courageously) chose a different way.
I’m sure people question the choices I make, but regardless, I keep forging a path that belongs to me. It doesn’t look like most people’s and that’s okay. I’m learning that my sensitivity is much louder these days and gently nudges me and let’s me know when I’m choosing something to fit in, rather than choosing because it’s what I really want.
Even if I wanted to, I don’t think I could live my life differently than the way I’m living it. I can feel pretty quickly when I’m living inauthentically and not true to my values and beliefs. And I FEEL it deeply knowing when I’m living a life of integrity or when I’m just trying to fit in.
You too can choose another path if that’s what you’re called to do. A path that is bumpy, uncomfortable, beautiful, unclear, challenging and meaningful. Yes, all of this at the same time.
“This path isn’t easy, but it is YOURS and there is a sense of peace and acceptance that comes with this.”