When we are young, there usually is a plan mapped out for our lives. Most of the times, these are well-intentioned. However, there must come a point in your life, when you must choose your own direction.
Staying In Your Lane
As a creative person, I enjoy the energy and art of creating something new and being someplace different. From art, literature, to business, music, dance, and travel, I have always had a passion for movement and exploring the world. It is such a great feeling to meet people from all walks of life, with different perspectives, rhythms, cultures, and languages.
Now, I didn’t always understand what others called “restless energy” or wanderlust; this constant desire for change and travel. I thought there was something wrong with me. I couldn’t grasp why it seemed like I always had to keep moving around or couldn’t feel “settled”, as some people have indicated to me.
Until I figured out… that’s just a part of who I am.
What a relief!
Getting ideas or suggestions from those around you can help greatly and provide a positive impact on your journey. I, too, have benefited from peers, mentors, and thought leaders. Their insights have been invaluable to my growth. However, there are times when turning outward can produce the opposite result. You don’t have to live a “pre-planned” life that someone else has designed for you.
We all have an internal roadmap that guides us, whether we want to listen or not. There are no right or wrong ways to reach your destination. It all depends on how quickly you accept that you have the power to get off the exit at any time, if you don’t like the direction you are headed.
Once you have created a plan, you can start on the path to building the life you want. The only way to get where you are going is to begin. It may take a day, week, month, year or a few years, but you will ultimately end up where you need to be. Hold on, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for the ride! Next Exit…Your Future.
Best & Light,