Finally deciding to follow my true passions has truly been the most liberating experience of my life. My only regret in all of this is that I had not done this sooner. But this was my journey and everything that I experienced while on it has brought me to where I am today…freedom. If I had to do it all over again I would do it all exactly the same way, knowing that it would bring me to where I am today.
I have sifted through and dealt with all my dirty laundry and have let go of all the ideas and beliefs that held me back in the past. Now I stand at the porta of what is the next chapter in my life and for the first time I am open to any and all possibilities. I feel as though I am reborn. All of the passions that I have supressed for so long out of obligation to something else, are slowly coming back. And it is on these passions that I focus much of my free time. My writing, my dancing, and my photography, have all been instrumental in bringing me back to my true self. I am even contemplating picking up a paint brush again after years in early retirement. And now, as a result of being true to these passions, the rest of my life is coming in-line with them.
More and more I meeting people that share similar interests and passions, and opportunities are presenting themselves everywhere for me to make the most of these passions. Even my career is shifting with very little effort on my part to serve my purpose. The important lesson here is the lesson of intent. If you set out to focus on what it is that you are most passionate about, even if it is only in your spare time, the inspiration that comes from that is so powerful that it has the ability to catapult your life into an entirely new direction that you may never have thought possible. And it ignites a fire within you that is so intense, that it gives you the strength and courage you need to persevere. Because when you are following your passions, you are in fact following your heart. When you are following your heart, you are living according to your true purpose. And when you are true to your purpose, it is like having the entire world at your fingertips.