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.