Wow…A LOT certainly can change within a year.
If you had told me a year ago that I would be where I am today; dealing with a chronic dis-ease to studying to be a life coach, a friendship lost to gaining my oldest friend as a housemate (after she moved to Melbourne from Brisbane), I would have told you that you were crazy!
When you look back there may be changes in your life now that you never would have dreamed of a year ago. Some of those changes may be exciting and joyful, while others may be painful yet timely. Maybe you’ve found the beautiful gift and lesson in this change or maybe you’re still you are still processing the change. Wherever you are my dear is MORE than ok.
I believe it is important to look back, but only for the purposes of seeing how far you come. It is crucial to acknowledge this and not dwell in the past.When we dwell in the past we are keeping are keeping ourselves stuck and often we will get caught in a viscous cycle of obsessing about the past and the what-ifs. What if we just accepted that we cannot change the past and forgave ourselves? Take yourself off the hook beautiful!
I have also learnt that at times the Universe will do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Maybe you know deep down you need to leave that toxic relationship, make that career change or maybe you simply are running on empty and are in desperate need of self-care and self-love. You might know this deep down but often we don’t act on it because fears holds us back from doing so. And then shit hits the fan! You have no choice but to make that change you had been denying.
A couple of years ago my friend walked into work feeling depressed and confused, questioning the next step in their career…was made redundant later that day. They shared with me that this result was merely a reflection of what they were feeling deep down because their intuition had been telling them that this job was no longer right for him but fear held them back from leaving. Whilst this is an extreme example, it is definitely food for thought.
So take an inventory of your life and identify what changes your intuition has been calling you to make. Fill your cup up first and make time for self-care and bringing joy into your life everyday. Nourish friendships that light you up. Find your purpose and pursue that wholeheartedly. Ask yourself: a year from now, will I regret not making that change or taking that leap of faith. Don’t wait to do whatever it is your soul is calling you to do. A year can go by in the blink of an eye so focus on what you can control and make changed accordingly. A year from now you’ll wish you’d have started sooner.
Choose peace. Choose love. Choose light.