Have you ever had this feeling?? You look at a beautiful picture, like a caribbean sunset or sunrise…or you visualize yourself laying on a beach chair staring out into one of the amazing shades of a blue green ocean and you think…dang..I wish I was on vacation or I really need a vacation.. Something about that is starting to really not sit well with me. I understand, we all can’t sit around sipping cocktails getting bronzed, we actually have to earn a living but my questions is…. are you trying to get as close as possible to living like your on vacation. If you’re not, what is stopping you?
The blog post above was a post I created in August of 2012. Two years ago, I came to the realization that I was simply unhappy with where I was in my life. I was beginning to crave a warmer climate, easier days, a more athletic lifestyle and of course, love would have been nice too. I knew that there were things that I could not change, but there was so much that I could change to get me to a better place.
For the last two years, I have focused my energies on myself. I stopped trying so hard to please everyone else, and instead, did the things that truly pleased me. I don’t mean this in a selfish way but I think we spend a lot of our precious time trying to do things to please other people. We do things just to fit into what someone perceives to be “cool behavior”. I used to think only children were victims of peer pressure, but as adults, we also get consumed by what other people think is relevant and often times disregard what we truly feel is important to us. We overlook or we don’t bother to find what it is that we as individuals need to be truly fulfilled. We don’t spend enough time with our own thoughts.
We can spend years doing things just to fit in to a group, a society, a culture. I also think it can happen in spurts, whereby, we have moments of weakness and lose our way.
Recently, I made a big move from New York City to St.Simon’s Island, Georgia to be with my boyfriend. This is certainly a life changer but that is exactly what I was looking for two years ago. For the last 7 months, I have been preparing myself for this move so that when the time came, I would be 100 % ready for the challenge. If you believe that the definition of Lucky is preparedness and opportunity meeting at the corner, then I don’t mind saying that I got really lucky. I prepared myself mind, body and soul which enabled me to receive all the wonderful gifts around me today. For the first time in a very long time, I can honestly say, that I am very happy.
So, now I will focus on another challenge because life is after all about the journey. So, my apologies for my long hiatus. As I settle into my new home, I look forward to new inspirations and wisdom to share with you 🙂 xo