No recipe is more enjoyable than those with a surprising kick. Spontaneity is the true spice of life.
Hello again my wonderful readers! It’s been a while since I last wrote. My apologies. You may remember in my last post I talked about recent life changes and how they opened my eyes to the possibilities available to me. For a long time I felt trapped in a circle of mundane, boring rituals that formed my simple existence around the typical 9-5 job. Looking back, I ponder as to why life at 28 y.o got boring so quickly. What was it that led me to be ‘trapped’ inside the little world I saw as my ‘normal’ every day existence?
Never regret anything in life, because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.
It’s been a big couple of weeks since I last wrote, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot.
I’ve just settled into a new (albeit temporary) home, living with my parents, in a small country town in Victoria, Australia. As I adjust to a new environment, MUCH colder temperatures, and a new “routine”, I am happy to say that my urge to write for all of you continues to burn hot and fierce.
So, what’ been happening?
Has there been a time in your life where what you did made you feel uncomfortable? Was there a deep sense of wrong doing as a result?
Have you just felt like you were lost?
Chances are that you were acting against your values.
I decided to write this post as I recently felt this sense of ‘wrong doing’, and wanted to share with you the importance I see of being true to your values, and to yourself.
Are you the type of person that tends to go with the flow? How about your friends. Are they the result of a period of lonely desperation?
Take a break, step back, and ask yourself the following question.
Is your life in “fate’s” hands, or are you the captain of your ship?
How much of what has happened in your life is the result of your desire to have it happen? Are the people in your life providing a positive contribution to your growth? Do your actions align with who you are, and more importantly, who you want to be?
If there is one thing I have learnt that has changed the way I think profoundly during my short time, I can say that it’s this.
Having more does not equal happiness.
This applies to money, relationships, objects……… anything.
Instead, I’ve discovered the true value in getting by with less, and making do with what I already have.
Some would see it as being ‘cheap’. I see it as a smarter way of being that gives me satisfaction, happiness, and a feeling of freedom that allows me to do so many more activities which feed my love for life.
No, this isn’t a ramble on a higher power.
This is a post emphasising that the power is within you.
Let me explain.
Lately I’ve been concious to some interesting things happening around me.
Actually, it’s hard not to be. I am finally undergoing big life changes, working towards a more positive direction.
- I got a second job at a cafe, a dream of mine for many years now, and have met some really cool people (high 5 Emily 🙂 )
- A relationship with a loved one ended (her choice), opening my eyes to the truth of the situation