- Are you still waiting for the love of your life?
- Are you still waiting to find your passion?
- Are you still waiting for a more fulfilling career?
- Are you still waiting to live your best life?
I'm one of those big dreamers, vision board creators and positive quote regurgitate(rs) that knows exactly what (I think) I need to feel happy, healthy, abundant and fulfilled. Too bad nothing in life is guaranteed. And too bad I don't have the absolute power to manifest everything I want, exactly when I want it. Because I'd be snuggled up with my ideal man in my dream home in NYC right about now, basking in his love and the wild success of my thriving entrepreneurial career. My body would be "snizatched", courtesy of my 100% local and organic diet plus regular training in the aerial arts, Pilates, TRX and whatever else stimulates my creative juices and gets my adrenaline pumping. My life would be inspired by passion, desire and sensuality but balanced with just the right amount of pragmatism to always make sound decisions that support my physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
So when I assess my current situation against my vision board, should I consider myself a failure? Should I doubt my worthiness and give up on my dreams since they all haven't been realized yet? I'm forty-five, after all! Maybe I should just settle for what I've got? Hells nah! Where's the adventure in that? The way I try to think about it is this: I've entered my destination with the Universe's GPS system. And while I totally trust the Universe to get me where I'm going, my ego (of course) has chosen its own route too. My frustration comes when the two routes never seem to merge; when it feels like the Universe is sending me on a scenic route full of detours and road blocks versus the most direct route. Or when it forces me to stop and get a tune-up when I just wanna hurry up and get there.
But it's the scenic route that allows me to experience the ride with all its winding curves, uphill battles and stretches of empty road while I blast the radio, sing at the top of my lungs and let the wind blow through my hair. Or while I turn the music off to simply be with my own thoughts and creative ideas. The scenic route also lets me make an efficient inspection of my life and life choices without the blur of speed. So when it's time for a tune-up, that's my opportunity to assess and learn from all my success, failures, loves and losses and make any necessary changes to my attitude, mindset or beliefs. And that's when I increase my personal power and I'm ready to embark on the next stretch of road, with a deep sense of gratitude for the journey thus far and excitement for whatever is next. And even though the estimated time of arrival remains uncertain, I look forward to the adventure of my travels, including the new parts of myself and the world I get to explore.
Indie Girl Diary: writing prompt
I'm finding adventure in the uncertainty of: