Today I’m sitting in the living room of my new home, drinking a warm cup ofcoffee feeling very inspired. More inspired than I have felt in a long time.
After a year of renting a place in the city, I took the plunge and purchased an apartment by the waterfront. This is something that I’ve wanted since I was a little girl. I can actually remember a sassy 7 year old girl, throwing a tantrum in the back seat of her fathers car, begging him to take the long way home so that she can catch a glimpse of the lakeshore along the way. Now, a few decades later, here I sit with my patio door wide open admiring the beautiful scenery that I have loved my entire life, and the crisp spring breeze is making me feel refreshed and alive once again. The lake is covered by a mist that blurs the horizon of where the lake ends and the sky begins. As I sip my warm cup of morning coffee, I think to myself, ‘such is life!’
After months on this journey of trying to live a more inspired life, I’ve finally decided to embrace with open arms all that life was bringing to me. Sometimes we try desperately to cling to what we know and what is familiar, but in the end life always knows better. When you embark on this journey and open your heart to it, life brings you many blessings and clues as to what it is you should be moving towards. But it also brings you many challenges and lessons. These challenges and lessons force you to leave behind some of the things in your life that are not serving your purpose. Maybe even things that you need to change about your self. This is seldom an easy thing to do but it is necessary if you want to see where your journey is taking you.
In short, much like the blurred horizon, you can’t really see ahead how and where one chapter of your life ends and the other begins. The journey will only reveal the details to you in small, unmarked doses. The only thing that you can count on is that if you embrace the journey, and all of good bad and the ugly that comes with it, you will find your purpose.