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I am dubious that my struggle is real. I wonder if I am chasing a dream that is not my own. Is my ladder to success leaning against the wrong wall? Are the motivational stickers on my mirror keeping me on tract or are they distracting me from looking within? From asking the hard question if I am following the path for my best unfoldment, not the path that fills my home with stuff.
Am I using the gifts God gave me to make a difference in the lives of others? I think I am, but on what scale? I feel that I have only dipped my toe in the water of my potential.
I am in the process of reframing my life to have less focus on what I expect from life and more on what life expects from me.
I have to admit, I had to look this daily prompt up. Neophyte definitely applies to me. I am a novice blogger but my experience and confidence are growing. The daily prompts are invaluable. I like being a novice. The beginning stage of a new adventure, a new experience, a new life lesson is inspiring. It keeps me on my toes. It helps me grow and hopefully lets me fill my toolbox with one more skillset, one more opportunity for growth, one more opportunity to inspire others.
I love that Identity is today’s prompt. I’ve been thinking of “Identity” the last few days.
I took this photo at Cannon Beach two years ago and used it as a backdrop for my “Second Chances” Poem? Mission Statement? Not sure what I would call it. Second Chances – Here for A Reason
The photo was significant in several ways. One, it is the day my husband, pups and I got caught in riptide. I think that is what it is called. That is a story in and of its self. Future blog maybe. It seemed appropriate for a second chance poem.
The next significance was the people in the photo. Not sure who they are, but it reminds me of the second part of my mission statement. To experience life to the fullest. Sometimes that will be a shared experience, sometimes it will be a solo adventure.
The trigger for this insight?
I’m writing a fiction book and wanted to share my journey from being restless to inspired. The book is called Restlessness, Your Soul’s Cry for Change. It chronicles the powerful impact of listening to your soul when it is ready to grow and the subtle changes you can make to tame the beast I call restlessness. I have learned after numerous cycles of making drastic changes, switching jobs every five years and changing relationships that chasing the next shiny object, starting over with something or someone new isn’t necessarily the best answer. At least for me. The excitement is short-lived. When the newness wears off, the feelings stir again, and the cycle repeats. Instead, I realized that making small tweaks along the journey makes all the difference. Embracing new experiences and making even minor changes can take me from feeling like I am in a perpetual rut, stuck running the hamster wheel of life to being inspired again. Now I can respond to those nagging doubts – should I leave, stay, go, or try something new without hesitation.