It's been a few weeks since I have made a blog post. I was away for an extended road trip and was processing a lot of my stuff while in the car. What do I mean by this? I was doing a life examination and seeing where I could make some changes and what needed to go. I'm back home and ready to rock it. I had some huge Aha moments and some that threw me for a loop. I highly recommend this process to anyone who feels stuck. It's a great way to get away and work on some of your "stuff". It's hard to go there, but if you want different results in your life, it's the way to do it. I realized that you can't sit around and wait for others to change, you have to change your response to things.
Back in my "happy place" - Santa Barbara, Ca., June 2016
I'm a fan of Doreen Virtue (Google her if you aren't familiar, she's amazing!) on both Facebook and Instagram. Doreen has some great posts just about everyday that always seem to hit me right in the head. Today's was, "Stay out of the drama, even if for just one day!". Wow, that's great. I went out for a bike ride and decided to do it. Guess what, it was amazing how many ways people tried to bring it to my handlebars. I'll give you one example. I had a beautiful monarch butterfly land on the front of my bike. They were all around. I stopped to enjoy them. A gentleman was walking by me. I told him about the butterflies and hoped he would enjoy seeing them as well. He looked at me and uttered, "Yeah, well this place is also filled with snakes!". I looked at him and said, "I'm going to focus on the positive!". That felt really good! Butterflies vs. snakes, what will you choose?
I'm feeling really good about the future because I realized this past week that you shouldn't even go to the non-existent future. Take one step at a time. I was feeling overwhelmed because my book is going to be coming out here very soon. Why was I not excited? I was feeling overwhelmed because there is still a lot of steps between here and there. This is when I realized to stop looking at the future, and to take it in small bites. Case in point, make a list every day of three things (yes, just three things) to do. I will let you know that when you feel so good about just getting those three things done, your list will grow and you will have the energy and spirit to finish it.
After driving nearly 2,500 miles, the Aha list was very long. With my new thinking, I'm going to take that list one at a time. As long as I do this, I will keep moving forward and my future will sort itself out. There is a reason I am in the situation I am in right now. It's preparing me for my best self. If I don't stop long enough and learn the lessons that are being thrown at me right now, how will I ever move forward in a positive manner. As someone wise told me last night, "Different forest, same trees!". Basically, if I refuse to figure my "stuff" out now, history will just repeat itself. Take that nugget and go out there and get at it!!
Dinner View at Duke's Malibu!
“You've got to find yourself first. Everything else'll follow.” ― Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot
Until My Next Adventure,
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