Do you feel as if there’s something missing from your life?
Are you searching for something just aren’t sure what? Do you want to make a difference somehow but have no idea where to begin? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you’ve come to the right place!
I spent the first 35 years of my life where you are now.
I floated through life always feeling like I was meant for something else, something amazing, just never knowing what that something was.
I lived in a state of constant anxiety, slept too much, drank way too much, ate crappy food, dieted and over-exercised, succumbed to peer pressure and gossip, overworked and over-stressed. Most of the time I didn’t stop until I became ill and collapsed in a heap. Multiple burn outs and I still wouldn’t learn.
I did everything I could to find what I was looking for. The problem was I didn’t exactly know what I was looking for. I mean, when I found it I’d see some kind of sign… wouldn’t I? Or I’d just know?
At times my search became way too unbearable and I so almost gave up as I just didn’t feel like I could go on anymore. Even the love of a good man couldn’t solve my problem, although I thought it would. I mean, wasn’t love meant to complete me? Wasn’t that our purpose in life – to find the one?
It’s true what they say.
You can’t love another fully until you love yourself.
And you can’t help anyone else until you help yourself.
And then at the age of 36 I sat down to do this very exercise, something that helped to open me up and pave the way to where I am now.
It wasn’t easy.
It was actually really hard.
I cried a lot.
I struggled to answer most of the questions initially (okay, I didn’t make it past the first question). And then I cried more. And when I realised I didn’t have a passion, well, it almost broke my heart. How could I not be passionate about ANYTHING?
But in taking the step to finally focus on me… to look within rather than external to myself, well, that was the start I needed. It was the step I NEEDED to take.
And so I slowly awoke, realising what it was I valued in life. I also recognised what I had been doing wrong all along, and saw what I had been allowing other people to do to me. I acknowledged what I had been through and what it was I had, and realised that I did indeed have a future and that future could be full and exciting. I also rediscovered my lost passions – they were there all along! I just had to dig deep for them.
Finding your why
In embarking on this exercise I can wholeheartedly promise you 2 things:
1. Your ‘why’ is out there
2. It’s never too late to start looking or to make a change.
All it takes is one step and to look within to find it.