As I sit here I think about the past several months and how I have struggled to find joy and balance. This isn’t just my struggle, most people seem to be dealing with this. In an age with so many ways to connect we’re ridiculously disconnected. Even more than disconnection from others, I feel like we’re disconnected from ourselves. There’s little time to relax and be, to think about who we are and what our desires for life and goals are. We’re so connected to busy and 24/7 access to everything that we easily forget we need time away from it all.
I’m not much for New Year’s Resolutions. I am for taking time to examine our lives, set goals, and figure out the life we want to create for ourselves.
In the coming weeks I’m finally achieving one of my goals and putting into place the steps to achieve more goals. These are not career goals, they are life goals. Career is important to help us meet our life goals, but it is our life and what we fill it with that matters. For me, making my life into one filled with balance, with joy, with color, and with love is what matters most.
It’s time to put my focus back on the things that matter most to me; it’s time to stop letting the energy of the world keep me from creating the life I want.
We cannot control much in this life, but we are ultimately responsible for who we are and how we choose to live our lives. There may be dark times in my life when I find it hard to share joy and light, but I always want to return to being light… for myself and for others.
The struggles serve to remind me of who I am and who I want to be.