Each choice we make in life is a step in the direction our lives will take.
The biggest choice one has to make is do we travel towards the best version of ourselves or do we remain bogged down within ourselves held captive by our fears.
I have chosen the path of being the best version of me that I can be…
Which means showing up for my life and speaking my truth…
There are those out there who will not like me speaking my truth…and will do much in their power to shut me down…all I can say to that is…🖕🖕🏻🖕🏼🖕🏽🖕🏾🖕🏿.
Showing up…means setting up a nightly routine so I am refreshed and ready for the day and not dragging my ass like an old tired dog. I won’t say – get up at the same time everyday as I already do that…my wee mouser dog requires insulin injections twice a day at the same time every day. I’m notorious for staying up until 3 AM as I have issues with turning my brain off if you will.
Showing up…means working daily at my business especially when I really don’t feel like it and would rather curl up with a good book to pass the time.
Showing up…means living in my head less and living in the world me.
Showing up…means leaving my comfort zone and doing the things that need doing even if they are icky…because that’s the job.
Showing up…means embracing the fact that growing old ain’t for the faint at heart.
Showing up…means embracing who I am currently and forming me into who I want to be.
Showing up…means accepting others more and judging others less.
Showing up…means cutting myself some slack when I fall down.
Showing up…means….letting me…be myself.
It’s time to show up…
We reconnect every day, in all sorts of ways…
But how often do we reconnect with ourselves?
Probably not very bloody often…and I am no different.
Our days are busy….as we live in captivity to activity. Society tells us that unless we’re constantly doing ‘something’ then we are somehow less. So we load up our schedules running from one activity to the next (this doesn’t include your job…).
How often do we stop and take even the briefest moment to check in on our own wellbeing?
Do we ignore the chronic back pain and tell ourselves it’ll go away on its own? Or justify ignoring it because of money? Do we short change ourselves sleep because of all the things we think have to get done within the day?
I know I do…
And you know what…this way of thinking is complete and total bollocks. Ignoring the stuff that isn’t quite right, or at all right leads to getting run down…either physically, mentally, emotionally.
Connecting to yourself – by this I mean connecting to the best version of you – is not a frivolous undertaking, but rather an investment into realizing everything you are meant for.
Ever notice that there are people out there who feel they can voice whatever opinion pops into their head but if you voice an opinion that runs counter to theirs instead of stepping back and considering the view point they brow beat you to get you on side?
This comes up quite frequently in hot topics…because apparently we as adults can’t seem to be adults. Be it religion or politics, sex or marriage rights, no one seems to be able to have a polite conversation, it always resorts to name calling…and folks the minute you drop the F word, or call someone a moron you have lost all credence in anything you say.
Not everyone is going to share your view point; deal with it.