“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
~Martin Luther King Jr.~
When you begin your journey, you can’t definitely be the person you were before. Something inside you completely changes, and gives life a whole new perspective. For the people who used “to know” your old version, you have completely lost your mind and path. They try to blame the new people that surrounds you, because for them it is impossible to believe that you are daring into the unknown.
By unknown I mean, quitting your job, changing your lifestyle, spiritual perspective and doing something completely different to what “you were prepared and educated”. But here’s the thing, the great thing about being a human is to make decisions, and accept and learn from them. I admire those who accept the consequences of their decisions with their head up high and keep moving forward. Knowing that the outcome of the decision might have not been as expected, but it left a life growing experience.
The word mistake doesn’t exist, because in life there are only blessings and lessons of the decisions you make. There is no one to blame for your decisions, you choose and learn from it. Nobody coerces you, at the end of the day you are the only responsible. And if you feel like you messed up, just embrace it, accept it, do something and move forward. You wake up, you open your eyes and see the world differently living in the present moment.
I have been questioned lately about my life changing decisions, but let me tell you something, IF YOU DON’T DARE TO TRY, YOU’LL NEVER KNOW. The phrase “I would have” doesn’t exist. You do the things you need to do, and that’s it. Have the courage to accept, embrace and move on. Let go of the things that weigh you. Open yourself to be free and worry only about yourself, about your life, because nobody is going to live it for you. Be thankful for the people that come into your life, for the angels that come along your way, if some don’t understand the new you, feel free to keep moving and fly away with love and let them find their own light.
You can be whatever you want to be, you just have to act on it. In the past months I’ve learned a fulfilling life is more worth than any great paid job you could ever have. I am a Biologist, and I effin love Science and Teaching, but I’ve also done some pretty random jobs like working at supermarkets, call centers, cashier, carwash, and having a degree doesn’t make me any less. It teaches me you can learn form the most humble people, everybody has something to share to make you grow.
While working with lovely toddlers recently, I figured you can always change your mind and do what makes you happy, enjoy the simple things in life and be open to learn new things. I’ve discover my passion for traveling, writing and photography, sharing with others images that can take them to other places, inspire them to improve their eating habits, transmit the warmth of kind words and inspiring quotes. Share with others soul enriching experiences. For many I might be lost now, but truth is I JUST FOUND ME.
With Love & Joy