Out of the Shadows: Walking to the Beat of Your Own Drum

“I have not always chosen the safest path. I’ve made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I’ve learned something important along the way: I’ve learned to heed the call of my heart. 💖 I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I’ve learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted.”  ■  Steve Goodier  ■

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Over a year ago, I started on a bit of a different trajectory which involved learning some new skills way out of my area of expertise. Reaching deep and overcoming some fears of being a novice again. Of wanting to try something new and actually taking the steps to do them. 

So here I am a year later with many new experiences under my belt and with working through challenges that I had not imagined for myself. Of looking my fears in the face and taking the actions that revealed to me that I can beat the fears.  

I have heeded the call of my heart most of the way. And no, the path has not been safe, and the boundaries, well, while they’re expanding, I feel like I have gotten more to the edge vs being centered and grounded somewhere. 

The constant “grind”…

  • Of always feeling like I have to level up.
  • Of adding one more platform.
  • Of making one more piece of content.
  • Of pursuing one more avenue.
  • Of responding to one more post. 
  • Of making sure everything is just right.
  • Of learning one more piece of information or task to get you ahead.
  • Of thinking of one more way to teach someone about lifestyle changes. 

Today, I thought about just taking a break for a bit and letting things just “be” where they are. For a while. Rest. Enjoy. Breathe. Let the music play. Let me just do what I want to do, and not what I HAVE to do. Flow through the day. Balance things. Really practice some minimalism and not be a hypocrite. 

Because in all the “business building” and coming out from under the shadows and learning that I am doing, I feel like I am contradicting myself with the precepts of living a more simple lifestyle. 

    Sometimes, it is enough.

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Rx: Regroup. Listen to my heart. Walk to the beat of my own drum. 

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Post 14 of 30 (nearly) daily posts to get things rolling in blogging….Today, I had to use this to really focus:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pJheICAck4

 

 

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