Have you ever had one of these thoughts?
~ When I get that job then I will have enough money.
~ When I move into that new house, I will have more space so things will be neater
~ If I could just find a good guy …just one….I would be happy
~ When I finally learn to stop eating ice cream and start running, then I will love myself more.
Admit it….you have (c’mon, it’ll be our secret), because I sure the heck have and so many more like this!
This year has been a whirlwind for me because I literally LEFT MY LIFE!
I walked away from an 11 year job, marriage, 95% of my things and my home.
I left because as I looked around, nothing fit me anymore ~ it was like I was living someone else’s creation.
I had worked hard at creating a life that was ‘successful’, but the harder I tried, the less successful I felt.
I wanted to start from scratch. So I left.
I left feeling like I had failed. given in. was weak. let everyone down.
I was also holding fast to the belief that I was like the phoenix ~ I was burning who I was and turning to ash, so something new could rise up.
I have held onto this belief all summer.
During the nights when I would sob into my pillow for all that I had lost, to the days when creativity would overwhelm me pushing out something awesome, to long talks with God, angels and my heart about who I truly am and what my soul is calling for.
I was reflecting yesterday on my defining moments in life and I was pulled to write down all the times I had succeeded in life as a way to inspire me on to move forward. I realized even going back to Kindergarten, how I have succeeded many, many times in my life.
I encourage you to do this as well….you will be surprised how much awesomeness you have done!
I will begin to share my story and lessons over the coming months as it unfolds to me, however, because I am being called to live on the road full-time, it has given me a new perspective on this journey we call life.
My big understanding:
There is no there to get to. No town called Success, nor a town called Failure. You are born into this life and then you pass into the next…there are simply rest stops and camping sites along the way where we meet new people, make cool stuff, experience new things and create new memories. We then pack up and move on.
That is life. Success is simply learning to be happy and fulfilled while you are on the journey.
That you don’t need anything or anyone outside of you to make you feel happy or successful.
I will leave you with one of my fav quotes:
Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
P.S. Have you achieved success, but still feel unfulfilled? Leave a comment below and share with this loving community!
*Thanks to Leland for the image!