Once again - i feel a small identity crisis approaching. Maybe not identity - but belief... a belief crisis.. is that a thing yet? cause if it's not it will be soon!
At various points in life - I stumble upon something that forces me to take a step back and look at things differently. To stop running through life like a chicken with my head cut off - and to really drink deep of what is truly happening. I have a love/hate relationship with these situations.
Recently A LOT has been happening in my life... a lot of new and crazy situations... that have mostly all been anxiety producing - so i've taken a few deep breaths and just pushed through...
but, i focused so much on the goal that i missed the journey.
the journey is so important - taking a moment to stop and look around, breath in the aromas, memorize the details, drink deep the beauty. It's wonderful when we take the time to enjoy the journey - we can learn so much - and we miss so much when we focus solely on the end.
Good stories aren't about the person, they're about the story and the outcome.
I play dumb too often, i miss out on opportunitites to truly use my gifts.
People generally don't set you up for failure - if they ask you to do something, they are confident in your abilities - so you (i) should be too. So, spend your energy on getting better/stronger/faster/more confident rahter than spending your energy trying to find confidence and battle doubt.
don't completely abandon everything about your old self - things maybe painful - but they may be useful.
Don't underestimate your ability to be a catalyst for change because you are young.
Don't be afriad of hugs or people who ask the tough questions.