Yes, I know........it has been some time since I wrote anything here. I have had so many things going on all at once, that of course, this took a place on the back burner, but it was NEVER far from my mind. I knew when I first started writing this blog that it wasn't going to be something I do every day. I wanted to only post about things that really struck a chord with me. Something did just that this week.
This picture really hit me this week.
I can honestly say that I am the happiest RIGHT NOW than I have been in years! I am happy with who I am, where I am going, what I want to achieve and most importantly, the people that I have surrounded myself with.......but am I so happy that I would want to stay in this exact spot for the next 10 years? HELL NO! I have a LOT of growing and changing to do! Even though I am at an age where some people start to think that 'this is as good as it gets', I refuse to buy into that. My life is about to take on it's newest chapter and even though the thought of that is scary, it is also very exciting. It is NEVER TOO LATE to go after what you really want in life, to make those dreams happen. I am just saddened by the amount of people that I see that have truly given up. Somewhere along the line all those dreams and goals that they had, got beaten out of them, they started believing that they would never achieve them, that they were too far out of reach. Not too long ago, I was one of them. The fear of change held me back in so many ways, but 8 months ago when I finally got to the point where enough was enough, I started this journey of change. Most of the change has and continues to be within. It hasn't been easy, and I am FAR from being done. I have lost some friends along the way, as some people don't like to see people change and are threatened by it, but you know what, that's fine. People come and go from our lives, usually to teach us something in the process. In doing so, I have had some of the MOST amazing new people come into my life as a result. I have discovered that when you truly open yourself up to receiving the blessings that the universe has to offer, they just come flooding in. In the past 3 months alone, I have had so many wonderful things happen and come into my life. I no longer worry about my future, I look forward to what I am going to make out of it. I have had people say to me, 'I don't know how you do it, how can you be so happy and optimistic when there is all this crap going on in the world around us?' Simply put, I don't dwell on it. That is NOT because I am naive, I know what is going on out there, but whether I focus on it or not, all that is going on in the world is still going to happen, so I choose to put my energy into more positive things, things that I can control.
Shortly after seeing this picture, I saw a post about this video. A man had made a video of himself when he was a child, asking himself questions in the future. Being a film maker, he cut in together with video of himself in the present to make it look like his child self was interviewing the adult self. It is very entertaining!
I thought it was an amazing idea, and wished I had done something like that. Then I got to thinking in conjunction with the picture I posted, what if I made a video now asking myself questions about how my life is 10 years from now? This got me very excited. If I thought about how my life was 10 years ago, I could give some generalities, but could I really see the progress that I have made...........not really. So, I have now made up a list of questions that I will ask myself in my video. I am going to talk about how certain areas in my life are right now and ask if the changes that I wanted to happen actually did.
I honestly cannot wait for 10 years from now, to be able to watch my video and truly see how far I have come and celebrate the successes that I have achieved. :)