15 Oct Why You Shouldn’t Wait for “Normal” – Creating Your Destiny vs. Accepting Your Fate
I’ve thought a lot about whether or not to share this because I feel that my sentiments aren’t the common denominator today but maybe that’s exactly why I need to. So many voices out there talking about how terrible this year has been and how it just needs to be behind us. 2020 has become this collective social misery cue. It’s not that I don’t get that or feel that. This has been one of the weirdest years I’ve ever lived.
There is so much turmoil, unrest, uncertainty, and needed change. We have lived through months of upheaval, of isolation, fear, and unknowing. I had a really hard time adjusting and really questioned how I would make it through with my sanity. We experienced a lot of personal challenges. But rather than succumbing to the collective throw of hands up in the air.
I have chosen to do the opposite. It’s a choice. It doesn’t mean I knew how – just that I knew I wanted to. So I will just go ahead and say that 2020 has been a great year for me. Despite all that’s happened/ happening I have still experienced successes and wins both personally and in my business life.
For those of you who know me, you know that it’s been an interesting ride. The last few years have been filled with challenge and change so this has been an on-going theme – from well before COVID. When I look back at this year it has been filled with starts and stops and changes and all kinds of things I didn’t expect. But if anything I’ve learned in my journey here so far it is that well….that’s life. I can’t wait for everything to go back ‘to normal’ before I allow myself to move forward, to be happy. Nope. I choose to do that now. To figure it out. To ask for help. To lean on my friends. To think smartly. To be strategic. To fight for change. To take action. To help others. To give. To receive. To evolve.
So I will say that 2020 has actually been a really great year for me. I have learned a ton about myself. I’ve gotten to really think – about what I want and who I am. I have vowed to be really honest – with myself, with my friends and family and to be unapologetically ME. To have faith. Not only faith that good things are on the way but to take an active role in making those good things happen. I can honestly say that I am happier than I have been in years. I feel like ME again and for that I’m super grateful. I’ll leave you with this. Life and time. Whether you like it or not they are happening right now. You’ll never get the chance to live today over again. Use that to motivate you to make it mean something. Or to move the needle towards where you want to BE. Create your destiny. Don’t accept your fate. Lean in, lean on, lift yourself up or better yet let’s lift each other. Life is beautiful and we only have this ONE. Don’t wait for the right time. Make it the right time NOW.