If there’s one major disappointment I’ve encountered in my life, it’s this:
People, places, or things can’t make you happy.
Yes, instant gratification can fill the void momentarily, but it doesn’t suffice for lasting change in spirit. I know this all too well-
Changing my hairstyle
Changing my wardrobe
…and the list goes on.
Over the past two months I’ve begun to truly “sit with self.” After figuratively burning everything in my life, I started over. Without the crutch of another person, place, or thing, I surrendered to “what will be,” knowing my own best thinking didn’t get me to where I wanted to go.
There was always that void in my life- a desire for more; and until I realized I didn’t need the apartment, the job, the relationship, or even a full bank account to feel complete, I would continue to want.
It was time to embrace that I am enough.
Stripping the life I once knew to rebuild a more fulfilling one has been quite the journey, and I have grown to appreciate each small victory that comes my way. I can’t plan where I will be in four months, but I know this:
If I keep doing the next right thing, my path will be presented in an even more beautiful way than I could have dreamed.
Just keep the faith.