I’ve been wanting to write a blog post for a while now, and haven’t known what to write. With the rise of instagram and watching videos all the time because they are more “entertaining”, I started to believe there was no more space for me on the internet, since I’m not much of a trendy person. With that, I got consumed with just watching others and forgot what I truly liked, loved. I missed writing. I missed sitting with a cup of coffee and just sharing experiences, thoughts, ideas, in the form of writing.
I also missed being inspired. Inspired by travel. Inspired by reading real books other than business books. I wouldn’t say I forgot about all the beautiful things around us, I just forgot that in the past, I was more grateful and awed by them.
When was the last time you went to the library and picked up a book?
When was the last time you got carried away by a beautiful, old movie?
When was the last time you got lost in a book, bundled up in a blanket?
When was the last time you enjoyed a nice long dinner with your partner? without talking business, and plans, and things that just overwhelm us.
Its so easy to get wrapped up in the daily life and in the GO GO GO, that you lose track of who you are. In my case, I got so carried away with business and business growth that I spent almost 2 days contemplating just quitting it all.
Truth is, I don’t want to quit it all. I love business, and I love being a career, business woman. It’s what I’ve always wanted to be.
But I also always wanted to live a life of grace. I wanted to BE fully in love with my life. and I realized… I’m not.
I’m in love with my income and the possibilities and opportunities it has given me (us) BUT, the flip side is: Stress, skin breakouts, little sleep, little smiles, little moments of complete getting carried away and just enjoying life.
We work to live well, but do we really live well? Or do we work hard to escape to just then live well for a couple of days?
I’m not suggesting at all that I don’t enjoy hard work, or that I would leave it all behind for a very, very simple life… unfortunately, this girl likes nice things (ha!) but, what I am saying is that… there HAS to be space for me.
There has to be space for you. I gotta start living for me. Putting myself first, and not being the last one on the list.
I almost didn’t write this blog post because I was going to start a client project but… it’s almost 8pm. Why can’t I write this first, get in touch with me, and then continue with client work?
That’s the thing – it’s a decision I have to make; and if you are on the same boat as me… it’s a decision YOU can only make.
Choose you. over and over again.
That’s my goal this year. Above everything else… I choose me.