Owning It

It’s my journey.  There are no wrong turns.

Where the heck am I? How did I get here? Is this where I should be? Did I make a wrong turn?

Having my life all planned out at the wise-old age of 18, I knew that I would attend college, become a teacher, get married, have children…and live the white-picket fence dream.

At the more-experienced-but-still-learning-age of 40 (OMG how did that happen?!), I see in my rearview mirror: a short teaching career, a leap into Corporate America, a chain of long term relationships (one of which ended in divorce), a littering of past friends who I “let go” due to their negative energy, zero children, and a tough decision to take my life into my own hands and start out on my own and live my life for myself…and in my passenger’s seat I see a family that loves me unconditionally, a group of amazing positive-energy friends (it’s a big passenger’s seat!), and a hobby-turned-business that I’m passionate about…what I see now is a life that feeds my soul.

My life did not follow the path I expected it would; the path I assumed was the “right” path.  But I have followed MY path.  After several changes in direction (not wrong turns!), I have landed somewhere that I want to be.  I know that where I am is truly where I am supposed to be.  I have a lot to learn, a lot to see, and a lot to do – I’m still following my path.  There are more forks in the road and more twists in my path and more changes in direction on my journey.  My journey is just beginning.

Part of my journey is to do what I can to help others find, and stay on, their own path.

I’m working on Owning It.  It’s tough.  I still struggle with what I “should” do sometimes.  But the moments when I can honestly say that I’m doing something for me, even if it’s not what I think I should do, and I’m truly Owning It…those moments are worth the struggle.

Own Your You.  It’s worth it.

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