Last night I posted a little snippet on Instagram about something that has been on my heart for so long now. My post read:
“I used to chalk a lot of life’s unique happenings to pure coincidence —like, “wow, how odd”. . .and move on.
Although ever since I read the book ‘God Winks‘ (it’s a good one — highly recommended), I don’t think everything is purely coincidence, but more strategic + meaningful. Moreover, for a reason.
Let me explain — things have been a little haywire over here + in an effort to balance my life and take back control, I’ve been focusing a lot on what is really important in the BIG PICTURE.
Today I had the best conversations with both my mentor + my mom and they both told me the same exact phrase in the very same words. I think my mouth kind of hit the floor when my mom said it, but it only solidified my recent thought process ??
Want to know what they both told me? Get rid of all the things that no longer serve you. Sweep out the negativity, reset your mentality + only look toward the positive ✨
I needed these words today and I’m sharing them here in case you need them too! ?”
And let me just be frank – I was a little bit afraid to post it, because whenever you bare your heart to the internet, the responses you get can sometimes be a mixed bag. But the result was the exact opposite – I had two people tell me they were also telling themselves this mantra and countless others who sent me messages saying things like:
I needed to hear those words today.
Thank you so much for keeping it real – sometimes it’s hard to push away what we are so comfortable doing.
I love this – I’m writing it down and putting it on my dresser!
Sometimes in life, I think that we get so comfortable in our routines and lives that when we think about shaking things up or pursuing something new or different, we become a little handicapped by our own minds. We let doubt creep in, we start to debate the ‘what ifs’ and then before we know, it’s easy to just keep things status quo. The reality is that more often than not, those big dreams and plans do scare us. They scare the crap out of us! But the older I get and the more I try to look at the big picture, the more I realize that in order to achieve and be who I’m really meant to, I need to…
Let doors close.
Fill my life with less things and more experiences.
Carefully surround myself with people and places that support + nurture me.
Embrace failure and learn from it.
Honor my body.
And most importantly – believe in myself.
Photo: Cait Schlabach Photography
Virtual high-fives out there to anyone reading who needed to hear this today!