Today's quote is so perfect for what is happening in my life right now. I have a lot of endings and just as many New Beginnings.
Sometimes those endings are terrifying and sometimes most welcoming; pending how you look at the situation. Many of us are going through something, whether it be health drama, career drama or even family/relationship drama; we are all going through something.
One thing I know for sure is that whatever I go through, I can help so many people in similar situations through my experiences. I have much life changes going on and I have finally surrendered from the fight and letting what will be, be. When choosing the career "Life Coach", I put a lot of pressure on myself. I felt that I had to have it all figured out, that I should not have had the feelings that I do, or I should know how to handle every situation. I have found that it is farthest from the truth. I am a human being like everyone else going through human being situations. Sometimes those situations must end so I can rebuild and continue to do my work with others.
Sometimes people see me as the positive one, the happy one, the one with all the encouragement and love that keeps flowing into others. I am that person, and sometimes what I pour out needs refilling. Sometimes I find myself around those who only want to be around me when I am up and can't handle me when I am down. Honestly, life is an ebb and flow...what goes up must come down; it happens to all of us. When it does happen, you should be able to count on your people to be with you. Sometimes you will find your people are not quite comfortable with it or they are tired of hearing it; and that's okay. Your people are entitled to their feelings and opinions, and so are you. You deserve to have people in your life who will pour into you as you pour into them. You can't be with people who you pour into and you are not getting refilled; also, you should be able to count on and expect people to do for you as you do for them. When I say that, I am not saying they must do what you have done...but you do deserve to have the same type of love poured into you.
I had a great conversation this weekend, and I found that I have literally changed myself to fit in. I have created myself in a way and held myself back, so I can fit in and not lose anything or anyone. I was holding on tight to controlling my environment that I made myself miserable. I put a lid on me, so I did not shine as bright. I forgot that I could fend for myself when push came to shove, and I could solve problems without asking for help, because I was capable. I have turned myself into someone who relied on so many when all I really needed to rely on was myself.
I share this with you because a lot of us do this to ourselves, and I want my cycle to end and help you end your cycle. We are strong, capable of anything that is put in front of us; we must stop seeing ourselves as small and helpless. If you want it go get it. Don't let anyone stop you from your dreams...and when I say that I mean "Don’t Stop Yourself From Your Dreams". We are in control of our own lives, we have the responsibility of what stops us or not. We need to take control of our own lives and yet let things fall as they may. If it shall be, it will...what you say, is true...And So It Is.
Have an amazing day my friends...I am returning to the blog and will share my experiences with you in my New Chapter of Life.