Updated: Apr 3
I don’t know about you, but many times in my life I have been discouraged into thinking that I am not where I am supposed to be, or that I have not accomplished the things that I am supposed to accomplish yet. I get bogged down with all of the day to day to-do’s and always convince myself I am not doing enough in the grand scheme of things. I wonder if I am really doing enough, or maybe am I being enough? All of these thoughts can get pretty heavy if you let them, which is why in this post I am going to try my best to encourage you in your own pursuit of being YOU.
I have accomplished a few things in my life, and sometimes I wonder if I am truly where I am supposed to be. Given my personal skill set, I have accomplished a lot, and I am sure that you have too. Have I written a best selling book? That would be a no, but I have published a book in my life and that was always a big goal of mine! Do I have millions of dollars saved up? No, but I have more than what I need. Do I have my dream home? Currently no, but I got to live in a beautiful home that I was fortunate enough to design and live in for thirteen long years and raise my beautiful family in. Have I made a global impact on people? No, but I have been blessed enough to impact a lot of students in my twenty years as an educator. Many of my students have a long list of accomplishments, and they have reached out to thank me for my impact in their life that led them to those accomplishments. It warms my heart when I hear back from them.
Could I have done more in my 50 years up to this point? Maybe, but have I done A LOT in general and so have you! Usually we downplay our accomplishments for fear of backlash or some one saying we are bragging about ourselves. I am sure my idea of being a blogger is a little over the top to some, but guess what? I don't care what others say because if they aren't cheering me on, they are obviously not my people! It took a very strange turn of events for me to be able to say that the opinions of others are not a priority to me anymore. I do care what MY PEOPLE think about me, but not everyone. I lead with my heart and that has gotten me in a bind or two, but I have no regrets about that. I know my intentions in every situation that I am apart of and if someone else tries to manipulate that well that is completely on them. I can only control what I can control.
My dreams are pretty big, and I want to be surrounded by a circle of strong people that cheer each other on and support each other. I have so many people that I currently admire for starting a side hustle or new journey of their own in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Many of those are showing me the way and they don’t even know it. Just know if you are doing big things I am cheering you on from afar, you all inspire me every day.
When people see me, I hope they see someone refusing to go away quietly. I may be hitting my midlife peak, but I am going to keep going and encouraging and setting new goals. I might be getting a late start to living my best life but I am going to keep showing up for you and my people. Life is too short not to!
Psalms 20:4: May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.