Do you feel like…
You have made the wrong choices in your life,
It is too late for you to change your path,
You haven’t quite found your footing yet, or
You know who you really are deep inside
but you can’t seem to express it fully.
I get it! Responsibilities can often takeover our lives and quieten our desires and dreams. What looks like a “normal” life doesn’t feel entirely right on the inside. Something is missing and, you know deep inside that your heart craves for more out of life. It craves more excitement, fun, adventure and freedom. Yet, you are stuck inside with the feeling that it is too late to change, to turn your life around.
It’s not crazy.
It’s not too late.
Everything seems alright to society and what the world expects from someone your age, of your lifestyle, of your culture. People often look at you and think, “She has the perfect life. A family, a great job, a house, a nice car, a husband, etc…” But, do you really want someone on the outside telling you that you are doing the right thing or do you want to truly feel like you are doing the right thing.
- What would you change?
- What would you like people to look at you and see?
- How can you match how you feel with what you express on the outside?
- What is holding you back from being the person you want to be and doing what you want to do?
Often times, how you express yourself to others is the way in which you have been conditioned to “fit in” with society’s standards. However, doing the “right thing” and always being the “good girl” will not fulfill your heart’s desires unless you are doing the right thing by what you truly want out of life.
I ask you this:
If a miracle happened overnight and suddenly you woke up tomorrow feeling good on the inside and the outside, what would that look like?
If in this miracle you were able to be just you and do what you want, what would that be?
Write your answers down and then explore what is getting in the way of you becoming and being the person you truly want to be.
Ask yourself, “What holds me back from being truly me?” Then, explore your way forward.
What is one thing you could change today that would make you feel like your external expression is getting closer to the way you feel inside?
Whether it is something as simple as changing the clothes you’re wearing to your haircut, do your best to make the change. Perhaps it means taking on a course that you’ve always been interested in or expressing yourselves in conversations to better feel attuned to your inner feelings. If talking freely rather than policing your opinions and words is freeing for you, then consider this small but vital change.
Regardless of the change, sometimes it is hard to become more of who you truly are out of fear of a major overhaul or transformation that may seem overwhelming. However, you can take small steps toward bringing more of who you are into your everyday living. Everything else will then follow naturally.
As you begin to be more true to yourself, the universe conspires to bring out in your life what feels right. You will make decisions that feel right on the inside and you will stop doing things out of obligation. Bit by bit, things will fall into place and you will feel more like your true self as your life will align to bring you closer to how you ultimately want to live.
Remember that it is a journey and you will have to practice bringing your new self into the world. You have lived you entire life conditioned to what you should be and, because of this, it will take time to fully incorporate who you truly are while removing the conditioning.
Every step makes a world of difference. Go on and work toward discovering the real you. Show the world who you really are.