As life ebbs and flows with the passage of time, I find myself realigning my vision and goals. Part of that realignment is evaluating my progress and if need be, redefining what my goals actually are. I recently began reading Project 369: The Keys to the Universe by David Kasneci. A passage that struck me was:
“You have to make the decision of what it is that you want in order to come to the realization of your vision.”
Over the past two years, I have asked myself: “What do I want and how am I going to achieve it?” On more than one occasion I have had friends who have asked me the same thing. When the answer comes easy and the path is clear, I know that I am on my way to achieving my goals. However, when a friend recently asked me, “Ellie, what are you doing?” and I had no answer. I knew it was time to evaluate where I was at in my journey. Last night when I was asked again, I had an answer. My path had become clear, and my next steps were easy and light.
Sometimes finding your path is like shopping without purpose and being in a dressing room with lots of clothes to try on. You try on a sparkly dress, but the sequins are itchy, or you try on an oversized sweater, but it just makes you feel frumpy. Other times you find outfits that look good, fit comfortably but when you look in the mirror, they don’t make you feel like your best self. Those are the outfits you buy and wear for season or they hang in your closet with the price tag on.
However, when you shop with purpose, knowing the specific outfit that you are looking for on a particular occasion, you can evaluate your options and select the one that not only looks good and is a comfortable fit but you can choose an outfit that makes you feel confident, happy. You’ll look forward to wearing it because it is the right outfit for the right occasion. Life and finding your path can be like the quest for the perfect outfit, try it on and see if it fits. If you don’t find your perfect fit, keep trying things on!