Life is changing so fast these days! It seems like the summer before my 33rd birthday will always be remembered as a whirlwind of transition in my life. I don’t know about you, but I find change exhilarating! It’s a chance to grow, to test out new waters, to experience things you never have before, all leading into a better you! Maybe it’s because of my childhood where I moved around every few years why I'm so adaptable… I see a lot of people resisting change at every turn, wanting everything to stay the same as if their comfort zone is like a warm blankie they’ve carried around since they were born. For me, I tend to dive right in head first at the chance to experience all that life has to offer, even if it’s scary. If things stay the same for too long, I get a little bored and seek out something a bit more adventurous and new.
Right now, everything in my life is changing; my career, my family dynamic, my thoughts, my feelings, my space. There isn’t one aspect of my life at the moment that isn’t being touched by this whirlwind of transition. Some big things are on the horizon right now, I'll fill you in on those details in the coming months. I’ll admit it – sometimes, with everything changing all at once, it’s a little overwhelming. But then I just reframe it all and ask myself, “what lessons am I going to gain” or “how will this add value to my life.” When we live in fear and doubt, we limit the possibilities available to us because we have a narrow view of what the situation looks like. When you rise above all that, you realize that there are so many options, opportunities and directions you can take.
Last night, I looked in the mirror as I was about to take my makeup off before resorting to bed way past my bedtime (hello 10PM)! I stood there for a few minutes just examining my face in the mirror and, for the first time in a long time, I really liked what I saw. It was this version of me who is confident, beautiful and just overall authentic, letting all the worries of the world dissipate into the ether. All the bullshit, all the chaos, all the judgment – GONE! I was staring at this person who is really coming into her own, the summer before her 33rd birthday, with all the change and excitement headed her way. It was a true moment of clarity, and it was all mine. So, today I say bring on the change – it might just change your life for the better, but you'll never know until you embrace it!