I had THE best time dancing to Beyoncé in my kitchen last night. Soo much fun! Good friends were over, the moon was almost full and yes alcohol was involved.
The best part was seeing my husband’s joy when he was watching me dance. He had the cutest littlest smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, like a kid. He was getting such a kick out of seeing me have so much fun and being totally free. And when I realized I was the source of his joy, it amplified my joy. We were both getting such a kick out of each other.
Pure freakin’ joy and such a great moment in time.
Lesson here: Everything is amplified when shared. The love, the joy, the fun, the connection…everything!
A few posts ago, I wrote about our Tree Top Adventure at Isaberg Mountain Resort. I realized this morning that this adventure occurred at THE BEST possible time for me.
I was so in my head about this blog. The gremlin conversation was in full swing and I was panicking. I was feeling insecure and I was questioning my abilities.
Regardless of how I was feeling, we were scheduled to do the Tree Top Adventure at two o’clock, so off we went. Once the adventure began, the self-defeating conversation stopped. My mind and body became alert and I was catapulted into the moment. My self-induced suffering had ended.
I noticed that it didn’t matter whether I thought I could or couldn’t do the obstacle, I did it anyway. I prevailed. That’s what I meant about breaking down mental barriers in my earlier post.
The whole experience was unnerving, scary, yet fun and exciting. I was a whole new person by the end of it. I was exhilarated and proud.
Lesson here: Stretch yourself. Shake things up and watch yourself grow and light up.
It was this innocent cat photo with this caption that started it all. Look at that face! It got me thinking…why don’t more people pack up, move, go on an adventure and get the hell out. If they aren’t happy, why wouldn’t they? What’s stopping them? Because let’s be real, when you want something bad enough you find a way.
That’s when it came to me. It’s peoples identity. It’s their identity and the story they tell themselves about who they are that stops them. This is who I am, my name is fill in the blank, this is where I live, this what I do, this is what I do not do, this is my family, these are my friends, this is how I show up in my world and this is what I do on weekends. If you’re happy, it’s all good, great in fact. Please feel free to ignore me. But if you’re not happy, if you’re bored and you feel stuck maybe it’s time to do something about it. Tell a new story and re-define yourself.
What lights you up here and now? Where do you want to go next? What do you want to do now? Who do you want to be and be around? And most importantly, how do you want to feel? Just because we see the same face in the mirror day after day doesn’t mean we are the same person day after day. You are a living, breathing ever-changing being. We are meant to evolve, that is what all of life is, evolution.
Don’t let who you’ve always been and what you’ve always done define who you are right now. Give yourself permission to explore more.
Lesson here: There’s no satisfaction in being who you once were. True satisfaction comes from being all that you are right here, right now.
Who knew?! I certainly didn’t, not until now that is.
The creativity and the desire to express myself is pouring out of me and it’s making me feel incredible. I’m feeling connected, loved, understood, supported and no one has even read any of my posts yet.
Oh wait, hold up, about 22 people have. But it doesn’t even matter because it was allowing the energy and creativity to flow through me that felt amazing! Either I’m delusional or I’m on to something here. LOL
I’m so happy that I followed my inner guidance and allowed myself to do this. Best decision ever. Period.
Lesson here: Go in. Listen. You might be astonished at what comes out. And you might just fall in love with yourself.
I’ve always been one to seek truth and seek meaning in life. And I now know that LOVING yourself and your life is where it’s at. Our “SOUL” purpose is to bring the fullness of who we are into each and every moment and to find ways to feel good no matter what.
This is precisely what I am choosing to do. I love me and my life and you should too. Ok, not me and my life but you, loving you and your life. You get the idea! LOL
This blog is going to be filled with all things I love…travel, adventure, good vibes, insights and all the good stuff needed along the way. Enjoy your stay or simply go away. All is well either way.