Follow your truth… wherever it takes you.
We are all familiar with the saying, ‘the fork in the road’. We know it symbolizes a decision point in our lives where an opportunity presents itself and we must choose which direction we will take.
Let me tell you about a different fork in the road. One I’ve experienced that I hope sheds some light on your decisions when you meet your fork in the road.
Growing up I felt like I did all the ‘right things’ – being the good girl, the people pleaser, doing what I was told – you know the drill and maybe you can relate. So I felt that I ‘should’ have been on the right path.
As an adult, busy mom and business owner I was ambitious, driven, continually learning, taking workshops and even leading workshops… BUT most days I was running around on autopilot, just going through the motions of daily life. I was doing the DO, but never slowing down long enough to dip below the threshold to see what’s really going on.
For the most part, it appeared I had a pretty good life but truth be told, I wasn’t totally fulfilled. I had patterns of burn-out, and was lacking that passion; that joie de vivre! I knew that there had to be more… I could feel it in my bones that something deep within me was calling.
And then it hit me. What was missing in my life was ME. I hadn’t made me a priority in my own life!
I needed to look inside; to ask myself what I wanted? What was most important to me?
I had hit the metaphorical fork in the road. And now that I was aware of it, I had to move forward… it’s a no-brainer decision, right? Or is it?
On one hand… (here is where the ego kicks in)… my life isn’t that bad, right? I mean, do I really want to go down this new road? Do I really need to change?
But on the other hand, I could sense a calling, a pull as if it was from my soul. I couldn’t ignore that, could I?
But wait? Does this mean I need to be willing to go deeper and meet myself? To embrace, honour and love the part of me that I wasn’t previously willing to even look at, let alone unconditionally accept?
Decision time – stay comfy, familiar, don’t rock the boat, comply with what people think of me
cross over the barrier, into the unknown… where deep down I KNEW with every cell of my being that my soul was calling me and where I would truly flourish.
It took a few tries, even waffling between being comfy and being courageous, but I finally listened. I chose me. I chose alignment and purpose. And it was the best decision of my life – right up there with having kids!
I share this with you because I want you to know that if you have reached your fork in the road, no matter how difficult it might seem, taking that leap is SOOO worth it.
My wish is for you to go for everything you’ve ever wanted. Far too many people make positive change only when the pain becomes too great… you don’t have to wait. You can choose YOU now!
And if you want some support as you bravely choose your new path let’s set up a time to talk.
I can’t promise you what lies ahead for you, but I can promise you that choosing to follow your truth always pays off. Always, ALL ways.