This past week I have been sick with some random cold. I have been sitting my red nose, grumpy butt on the couch and catching up on some reading, reflection and rest. Being a spiritual being, having two colds in under two months, I know I am releasing some major things before the new year. A lot of times when we have a physical ailment, it is our energetic self that is trying to tell us. That is why we have Reiki masters, Chiropractors, spiritual counselors to help us move through these situations. But before I get way ahead of myself and start blabbing about energy and spirituality, let me get back to the subject of reflection.
This past few days one of the things I have been working on is my self improvement. For both professionally and personally. Working on my "why's" and purpose(s). I came across question that it hit me pretty hard, What do I want to remember when I am older and looking back on my life, thirty or so years from now? .Have you ever thought about that? It is pretty coming to say things along the lines of, "When I am older I want to tell my grand children...When I get older I am going to be remembered for..." But have you actually sat down and wrote it out. It is pretty liberating and not gonna lie a bit of a motivator. I mean time flies, just a few short years ago I was in my twenties, running around and thinking I had nothing but time to waste. But now, at the start of my thirties, planning to be a boss babe, trying to provide for my future and I need to get my life. So I decided to write out what I want my life to be like when I am older and what my story will be.
When I'm older...
When I am older...sounds like the beginning of an essay for school doesn't it? Let me get into the visualization here.
"Sitting in my victorian style garden smiling at where life brought me. City girl to the T, never thought I would live outside of it, remembering how amazing my life has been up to this point. I can see my self as the sunset is hitting my face, wrinkled and smile lines, flowing dress and my animals all around me. My life has been amazing, filled with ups, downs and in-betweens. Growing up in my wild, Griswold family and taking family vacations. First time living on my own, sliding into my twenties with first time major life experiences, parties, college, all nighters, staying up late to watch the sunrise, the world at my fingertips. Growing into my thirties, starting a business of my own, going back to school, forming relationships, becoming an adult. Starting to really live my life towards my forties, success building, building a family, taking trips around the world. Relaxing and living heading through my fifties, encouraging others that life is still available. Now as I am heading into my sixties and seventies, smiling at all that I have accomplished, learned and lived. No fear of my age anymore, knowing that I am leaving behind the legacy of life, love and dreams. As the sun sets on my beautiful garden I sigh with a sense of amazing gratitude and head back in to snuggle with my husband on the porch swing."
Makes me feel all happy and warm inside as I read back through my little future visual and story. I want to work towards that, I want to help others to achieve that as well. Our lives are precious, we don't always have the time we think we were promised. Cherish yourself, your loved ones and lessons that help you to grow. Don't waste time on piddly things or negativity. Unhappy in your job, plan, research and make your moves to try another one. In a toxic relationship that doesn't align with your goals, happiness or wellbeing, leave, you'll be ok. want to go for your dreams, want to try your hand at being your own boss, go ahead and try. There will be others that will put you down, tell you your choices are wrong, but in the end it is your life to learn, grow and achieve. Listen to the ones who opinions matter and if they show concern show and explain to them why you are deciding to change your life around. Be honest, be positive, show gratitude and learn to love yourself.
So what will your life look like when you're older and looking back on it? Will you remember yourself and be filled with regret and what if's or will you be laughing at all the amazing things that you did, good and bad? We have com this far, we have made it, fought, lived, cried, loved, laughed and learned. We all have different dreams, goals and levels of success. Keep trying, keeping fighting, start living, begin your next adventure and go for the possibilities. Your dreams are out there, if you are willing to fight for them, work hard and don't give up no matter what. You've got this!
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What are some of the ways you ensure you are living your best life ever? Gotta trick, tip, idea, let me know in my comments below. Have a wonderful night my dreamers, big hugs!
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