I obviously know it’s not Monday, but seeing as I’ve been out of the country on vacation, today is technically the Monday of my work week. I apologize for not having content set up for you all while I was gone but I’ve been on overload with work + real life.
My trip to Canada was quite different for me for many reasons. The first being the fact that I was unplugged for the majority of my days, without service in the mountains or lakes. Second, my days were adventurous, I wasn’t just laying around on a beach for eight hours or staying out til three am. Third, while doing things I would normally never do, I came to a realization that my life is perfectly on track and I am exactly where I need to be at this very moment while having exactly what I need to have – and that is an explainable feeling.
A few years ago when I was bravely trying to uncover who I really was, what my purpose was, and how to find true self-fulfillment I read dozens of books, watched dozens of videos and meditated on dozens of podcasts. I was stuck on why it took me five years to graduate instead of four, why a relationship with who I thought was the one didn’t work, why I wasn’t making the amount of money I thought I would with a degree, why I wasn’t doing more when I knew I had monumental potential. Oddly enough, everything I learned led back to one simple idea – there are no mistakes. Everything that is happening to us, is happening for us and the second you can wrap your mind around that, the second you’ll uncover an unshakable peace.
I took every lesson learned and used it to my advantage. Disappointment will never have a permanent residence with me. Every break-up, every job that didn’t work out, every opportunity you wanted that didn’t come full circle has all happened to your advantage. No’s prepare you for your perfectly timed yes, teaching you all the lessons you’ll need to handle what’s meant for you. There are so many things that I’d longed for and told myself I couldn’t wait for when in hind-site, had I gotten them when I’d asked for them I wouldn’t have been ready for them.
When things don’t pan out your way say thank you, because like my Aunt Oprah says “your life is bigger than any one experience”. What you’re dwelling on today likely won’t matter this day next year. Whatever you’ve deemed as failure really isn’t. Consider it a “road closed” sign and get going to find your alternate route because your destination remains the same. What you’re meant to have will be yours no matter how long it takes you to find it, so don’t hold yourself up by standing still. Find your next right move and continue on your path for a purpose-filled life.
Today I know that I’m exactly where I should be, with exactly what I should have. Years ago I used to sit on planes while traveling envisioning myself writing about my experiences, my thoughts and my growth. Last night I was on a flight home writing about those exact things on a platform that I created to share with you all, and have you guys share your lives with me. Trust me when I say what’s meant for you, will be yours.