I know, you probably thought I was gone forever!
But nope, Im here.
It has been a crazy few weeks in my life - but that's just how life is... crazy!
Also, I traveled to Scotland for a week (so amazing!)... Still jet lagged though.
But I will save that story for another blog! :)
In the midst of this crazy life, I have been really trying to focus on what it is I want to do with my life.
You know when you were little and when people asked you what you wanted to do when you grew up you knew EXACTLY what the answer was?
The good ol' days, huh?
Honestly, are any of us actually doing what we said we wanted to do when we were 10 years old?
Not me, that's for sure.
And that is not a bad thing.
BUT - I will say that I did go to school for the exact thing that I wanted to be basically my entire life. But when I graduated college that all changed.
So, now I am pursuing something in life that I never thought I would.
But, just like how are taste in food changes and our taste in men changes, so does our taste in how we want to spend our lives.
That doesn't rule out the very few of us that actually are pursuing or doing what we have always known we wanted.
And for those people, I am so incredibly envious.
But for the rest of us... Sometimes it feels like the thing we want most in life is just outside of our reach. Like we can see it in the distance and we are running toward it but we look down and we are just running in place.
Has that ever happened to you?
I feel like it happens to all of us in one way or another.
For me, it's a career (and maybe a boy), but for others it could be a friend or a family member or a thing or really ANYTHING!
And the one question I keep getting asked about what I am working towards is
I have been asked that one word more times in the past year than I can count...
Well what I really want to say is WHY NOT?
And that is what I am here to tell you... why not?
Sometimes, if you're like me, I don't always have a clear answer to the reason that I want the things that I want.
There is just something in my heart that is leading me toward these things.
Do you ever feel that way?
Why do we always have to have answers for everything?
Some things just aren't capable of being put into words.
So, I challenge you.
Next time someone asks you WHY you want to do something or want something or someone... just say why not?
If you are anything like me, when I find something that I want, I don't give up.. at all. I don't know how to stop myself from doing all that I can to get what I want.
Maybe that sounds selfish, and this might sound cliche but, life really is too short to not be happy.
You have one life and it is your duty to live it.
(Yes, that is a book/movie quote from Me Before You)
But it is so true.
Be selfish. Go after what you want. Avoid the question why and go for why not?
And when you feel like giving up (which I have felt a millions times) all you have to do is remember why you started in the first place.
It always works for me.
Do it. GO NOW. Whatever you want, don't let ANYONE tell you that you can't have it. Because you can always have it.
And just when you think you might not find it, you may be very surprised..
Sex and The City always comes in clutch!
So, my darlings, I hope I have inspired you, because I am definitely trying to inspire myself.
And if you do have an answer to the question WHY... then more power to you. Embrace it. Love it. And never give up. You will regret it in the end.
Until next time, and yes, next time will be very soon...