So often, I hear people in my life say things like: "I hate my job", "I feel like I have no purpose in life...that I'm just coasting." OR "I'm just not happy."
Have you ever felt like this before?
Well, I for one definitely have. I've worked countless meaningless jobs just to pay the bills. I've felt so frustrated with my day to day life. I've spent so many of my days focusing on how upset and unfulfilling my life was becoming instead of MAKING A CHANGE to pursue a better life.
Change is scary. Or at least, it's always been that way for me. When I was a kid, if one little aspect of a tradition changed, I would cry for hours. I wasn't trying to being dramatic, I was just so crippled by the fear of the unknown. Yes, change can be scary. It's EASIER to just keep things the way things are, even if it's not making us truly happy. To coast through life, working jobs that don't fulfill us or not spending time on the things we truly love to do.
But is that any way to LIVE?
When I look back on my life, the times where I have found the most JOY, and that have brought the most LIGHT to my life, have been the times where I made BIG changes. Monumental changes. Changes that scared the shit out of me to make. And, looking back, not once have I regretted taking those chances. Because, in that moment, I allowed myself to just say Fuck it. This is something I want and I'm going to find a way to make it happen.
I recently listened to a webinar with the author of You Are A Badass and she said something that really stuck with me.
"The very experience of being ALIVE is uncomfortable. So why fight change? Just go and do it. Don't wait. Leap, and the net will appear." - Jen Sincero
Yes, Change is uncomfortable. But so is NOT making a change!
Isn't it uncomfortable knowing you've been through a four year degree and worked two years in the field that you studied in, all the while coming to the realization that this is just not what makes you happy? OR that getting up every morning at 6 AM and working in an office from 9-5 is sucking the life out of you?
YOU have the power to live the life that you want to live. You're the one steering the ship. No matter how STUCK you feel in a situation...in a job ... in life ... YOU can lead your Dream. You can do the things that light you up inside.
All you have to do is have the Courage to say Yes. To Say, I am worth it, and take the leap of faith.
Yes, it can be scary. Trust me I KNOW. But if there's one thing I have learned in the past few months it's that you have to go outside of your comfort zone if you want to make changes in your life. Three months ago, I took a HUGE leap of faith. One where I decided to finally invest in ME. Pursue a completely new path - an all around lifestyle change, really. And it has been the BEST decision of my life (other than marrying my Hubby.)
By saying YES, I get to spend my days how I CHOOSE to spend them.
By saying YES, I wake up every single day with a smile on my face.
By saying YES, I get to be constantly surrounded by the most authentic ladies who inspire me to be a better person every single day.
By saying YES, I have become the happiest and healthiest I have ever been in my life.
By saying YES, I finally feel unstuck. Lit up inside. I finally feel FREE.
It was scary. It was uncomfortable. But it was so freaking worth it.
So...Where do you start?
+ Read something inspirational. I'm a huge Personal development junkie and reading books has been a HUGE avenue for me to finding my inner Badass and figuring out what really resonates with me.
+ Just TRY something. Maybe you'll love it, maybe you won't. But if you never give something the chance, you'll never know.
+Listen to your gut. If there's one thing I've learned it's that my gut is usually pretty bang on. Your body KNOWS what you want out of life - what the things are in your life that light a fire inside of you. It's your job to LISTEN and make those things a reality in your world.
And, as always, I am here for you. If this resonated with you at all. If you're looking to make a change in your life. If you want to know how YOU can do what I do. Or if you just wanna chat! I don't bite, I promise ;)