Sad, but true.
As much as I enjoyed my vacation, ultimately I had to return to the real world. A world where bills have to be paid, which means going to work everyday. A world where commitments are made and kept, time is allotted to various things. Grass gets cut, house gets cleaned, food gets cooked by me, not my friends who really love me and want to fatten me up. (I had friends that cooked Lobster Tails with shrimp and sea scallops for me.) If that isn’t love I don’t know what is.
Life doesn’t just happen for the majority of the world. There is a daily grind that sets our existence. We work, we go to school, we cultivate business. Whatever it is we need to do in order to maintain our way of life, we do it.
Sometimes we bitch and moan about it, but most times we just accept it for what it is and go about our business. But the question is, does that daily grind your living in bring you happiness? Does it truly fulfill you or are you just putting in time to fulfil your needs?
Is your life void of true happiness?
See, even though I had an amazing vacation I wasn’t sad to come back to my real world. I have created a world I enjoy being in. That is the secret to life. Creating the life that you want to live in.
So what does CREATE mean. Here is the Merriam -Webster definition.
Definition of create
transitive verb1: to bring existence She was created a lieutenant.
b: to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior Her arrival created a terrible fuss. create new jobs
Life, or rather a life that is fulfilling and brings pleasure rather than grief, doesn’t just happen. It must be created. You must surround yourself with people who uplift you, work that inspires your, foods that nourish you. You are in charge of your daily grind and you set the tempo of your own life.
Are you the kind of person that likes to hit the ground running as soon as your feet hit the floor? Are you the kind, like me, that likes to sit for an hour (at least) in the mornings drinking coffee, stalking social media and reading news emails? It doesn’t matter WHAT kind of person you are,(as long as your a good person) it matters WHAT you do to use your personality to benefit you.
I have heard, and actually used the excuse myself, that I’m just not that kind of person. I’m not really sure anymore what ‘That kind of person’ is or even means. For me it used to be that I wasn’t the kind of person who could write a blog. I knew in my heart I wanted to be that kind of person. I thought about it, dreamed about it for years. But when I would actually think about doing it, I would convince myself I wasn’t a blogger so it would never work. But look at me now. I am in my second month of blogging and I absolutely love it!
I enjoy sitting down with my computer and sharing my stories and pictures with everyone. I love feeling inspired to live my life and then sharing those inspirations with others hoping to help them understand they too can have and create a meaningful life that they actually want to live vs a life of mediocracy that they just wake up too everyday and dread having to be in.
So here I was for years convincing myself that I was not that kind of person when in reality that is exactly the kind of person I am and have always been. Once I changed the way I thought about myself and the words I spoke to myself I was able to create the kind of life that I actually wanted to live in.
In fact I am still creating it. Every day I wake up and try to do something different. Something that I think about doing but feel it’s not me. The crazy thing has been, the more I do the things I thought were impossible for me, the easier and more fulfilling my l life becomes.
This week challenge is: Do something out of the norm for yourself. What is one thing you find yourself constantly thinking about but you feel like it’s just not you? Whatever that thing is, do it. Even it it’s just once. Even if it’s trial and error and even if it doesn’t work out.
Do you think that the Mark Zuckerbergs of our world haven’t tried and failed at things along their way of creating life? And I am not even sure I will classify it as failing. I would be more likely to say it was an experiment that didn’t take. Some do, some don’t.
It doesn’t mean you failed or that your a failure. It simply means, that thing, that one thing that you tried, didn’t work. And maybe it didn’t work now because of timing, but you can come back and try again later. Did you know Garth Brooks actually sang in dive bars for years and years before he made it big. And look at him now. I can actually tell you lots of stories of singers and actors that lived on the bottom and struggled for years before they ever made it to the top.
You are not alone or special when it comes to struggling during your creation of your life. We have all been there, done that. Some of us, myself included, are still bottom feeding, but we are slowly finding our way to the surface where there is air and light and everything we have always dreamed of having,
So do that thing this week. Then tell us about it, share pictures. How did it make you feel, Was it what you were expecting? Did it give you the results you hoped for? Will it be something that you continue, a new piece of your daily activity? I want to know and be a part of the new world you are creating. In the meantime here are a few more of my vacation pictures to share with you.
Until next week, you got this.