When I was 24 years old, I knew that I wanted a bigger life than I had. I was in a relationship I knew would go no where. He was everything I needed in the moment but he didn't make my world stop. We were each what we needed while we were healing from past events. At least that is how I look at it, he might tell you a totally different story if you asked him today.
Anyhow, I felt like something had to give. I knew what I wanted in life but the world pushed me back down every step of the way. By 25 I could see what I wanted for my life clear as day. I knew what I wanted but how to get it was a totally different story.
Through the years to come I found myself wanting that same life. Yet I could not bring myself to take the steps to get that life. No one ever taught me that I could design my own life.
There was a pressure to be "just" a mom, wife and friend. That I couldn't become more or have the life that I wanted because people like me don't get to have it all. The day I decided I wanted to start my business and follow my own path in life. Was life changing but still the world fought against me every step I took.
Judgmental words flew at me daily not only from others but from myself. It isn't easy to design a path in life when you don't have the roadmap. The best part of life is that you don't need a roadmap to figure out what you want in life.
I surely wish I had one but what I learned through the years that. If I follow my purpose, my goals and my own design in life. Everything would flow and the design even though might not look perfect is absolutely just as it should be. If there is anything I don't like. I can simply change it and start all over again.
You have two choices in life, to design your own path or to be a leaf in the wind and grow where you are told to. For me there has never been a question even though I do not yet have that life I wanted or the perfect person I wanted. When I was 25 and could see the life we would one day have. I am working towards designing that life every single day.
The side quest as my 4 year old calls it. That I have taken doesn't mean my path has changed at all. It just means I now have a few more little ones to join in on the crazy adventures of life.
You have all the power in the world. You are the one who controls your own universe. As much as I knew we each with we could go back and redo life from 25 years old. Designing your future from where you are today hold so many more amazing opportunities that you didn't have before.