Life is never simple BUT it can be an adventure!10:42 AM
It's been 2 weeks since I blogged. I had not planned on that long of a blogging absence but things have been kind of crazy in my life. The theme of my life lately has been me listening to my inner voice more. I even blogged about it on my Fearless Fridays column on the Belle-Noir magazine blog. For so many years, I have ignored that little voice in the back of my head, telling me I was making a wrong choice or going the wrong way on my path in life. But I ignored that voice and kept going...ended up in a relationship with someone that wasn't right for me, ended up in a job that was not my calling, ended up remaining friends with people who I should have let go a long time ago...I could go on. I know I'm not the only one. You're probably sitting there, nodding your head along with me.
If only life could be simple! But it never is. And part of that problem is that we make things more complicated by resisting the inevitable. We want what we want when we want it, no matter what. And there will be times when those things we want are not meant for us. I think if we all stopped for a moment and actually listened to our inner voice, life would be less complicated. We need to trust our intuition more because it is never wrong. We may not like what it says sometimes but it is never wrong.
So my inner voice is telling me to continue writing and make some career/personal changes this year. I need to let go of some baggage that I have been holding onto for longer than I was supposed to. Baggage are the things/people that come into your life for a season and when they are meant to leave, they should be let go. When they are not let go when the season is over, those things become baggage. And if you carry too much baggage, you buckle under the weight and can't handle any more coming your way. No bueno. Plus, there's only one carry-on allowed on the flight. You don't want that plane to leave you behind - you want to get on that plane to the next adventure in your life.
My inner voice is also telling me to fiercely be me despite what anyone says. Lately, I have been getting some flack on how I am not this or that and that I need to be a little more this or that. And my inner voice is screaming NO!!! My inner voice is telling me, "You are perfect just the way you are. It's just that who you are is sometimes not understood by some and is not in line with what they want you to be to benefit them. But at the end of the day, you have to be true to yourself. Because YOU have to live with yourself...YOU have to look yourself in the mirror and be happy with who YOU are. So those other people? They can kick rocks." My inner voice is pretty kick-ass, lol. I should have been listening to that voice a long time ago. Well, better late than ever. :)