This blog post will be the 82nd post on this blog. While that may not be a large number to some, for me it is an impressive feat. To have stuck with this blog for so long and continued to update it somewhat regularly is amazing to me. It is said when we are grateful in life, for all that we do, we cultivate that mindset to allow in even more to us. That is what my life is about. I am so grateful and thankful for what I have achieved this year. That is what this post is ab0ut and where it really all started for with me.
The other day I was having a conversation with someone about how they were in a rough spot in their life, and losing that faith and belief, and the what’s the whole point, type of day for them. I could seriously relate. I have been in those shoes for a long time. I know firsthand how soul crushing it can be to be in that state of mind and being. I had been in a rut for a long, long time. I would say probably a decade or so of being stuck in the same old routines and patterns and way of being. It was not fun. It was extremely depressing. It must be encoded in our DNA to need change in our lives and to make things interesting for ourselves. Of course the irony being that change can be so scary. Probably because we fear our own mortality and change could affect that. Well in our eyes anyways.
Without that change up with out doing something, anything, different, I would have continued down that path of despair with no hope of every getting out. So to help the person I was speaking with I gave them some advice on what really change my life, and got me to this place in myself, life, and creating the 82nd post on this blog. And that advice was, “follow your passions during this time. Do something you love. Something you really truly love. And set out to do it. Set your sights and mind on accomplishing it. Then let it go from there. Allow it to spiral into so much more. That’s what I did, and I am thankful for it in so many ways. You will be amazed at where it will take you, and who you will meet. Those that you meet along the way, will be people you vibe with, and who are on the same wavelength as you. And they will help you and even support you on the journey. And put you into contact with others that will take you even further.
You will be amazed at your life and how it transforms if you keep yourself open to it. Believe in those miracles and they will happen. It may not be in the way you expect it. But it will be even better than you could have imagined or dreamed.”
That was truly the secret to getting me to where I am today. It was as simple as that. When I had something I wanted out of life, something that I was passionate about, I set out to make that a reality in my life. I knew I had to make changes within myself and my way of living/being to get there. I knew I had to clean up my life and stop the bad eating, the bad thinking, and the bad living. I had to clear up everything and I started there. I set out to clean up my life, my thinking, and my way of being. For some that can be a lot and they can be discouraged by it. Luckily I was passionate about what I wanted to do and what I wanted so I was able to use that fire and that spark to do what I needed to do.
Doing something we are passionate brings us joy in our lives. We are literally doing something we love. For many of us we are not doing that. We are just doing things to get by. I was one of those people. When I finally allowed myself to do something I wanted to do, and passionate about, it opened so many doors and put me on so many new and exciting paths and allowed me to meet so many like minded people and have so many great times, and memories with them all. It has literally changed my life, my way of thinking, and my way of being. And it was as simple as doing something I am passionate about. It lite a new spark within me that has helped drive me to where I am today.
So do something you are passionate about. Follow your dreams. They don’t have to be something you make money off of. They can just be something you love doing and have fun doing. That will make your life so much better. We owe it to ourselves to do something we truly love. At least once in our life. Hopefully it doesn’t end with just “once.” And becomes a integral part of life and living.
You may even inspire another to follow their passions and dreams in life.