How many of us live our lives unintentionally? Or we live our lives according to what society dictates. We conform to what our parents want for us, or to be like our friends. We model our lives after the ‘ideal’ even if it doesn’t make us happy. You know…following the career path that makes our life look good even though we force our way through each day, screaming on the inside but plastering a fake happy look on the outside. Or worse, slowly dying inside. Creating huge sums of debt to be like other people. To have what they have. Yep, including that debt! Living one day after another, without really thinking about why we’re here, if there is more to living than just existing. I wonder how many of those people we admire are feeling the same disillusion, the same emptiness, the same feeling of ‘there just has to be more to life’?
I can totally relate to this. All of this. To living a life that was unauthentic to me.
What does that even mean? How can you tell?
Authentic means not false or copied; genuine, real. True to one’s own personality, spirit or character.
So, is your life true to you, to your character, to your wants and desires? Or are you living like I was, unauthentically?
Close your eyes and think of your ideal life. What does it look like? Where are you living? What are you doing? Who else is in there?
Now open your eyes. What would it take to get there, to create that life? It’s a process, not something that’s going to happen all at once and immediately, but a journey. One I’ve been on for a number of years now and continue to grow along. The journey is forever changing, adapting, at times exciting, at times down right scary! But it’s me, totally me, and my journey. And I’m so happy to be here!
I welcome you to join me! Let me know what steps you’re taking along your own journey!