If you had told me back when I was in high school that I would end up in rural North Georgia, I would have told you that you were crazy. And yet here I am, blessed to be here and glad to be living this life. We are in life where we have chosen to be and the choices I have made over the years have led me here. Did I always follow my bliss, not always. I made decisions that I thought were best for my life and was then willing to live with the good, the bad and the ugly results of those decisions.
Following your bliss does not mean that everything will always be unicorns, rainbows and butterflies. No one’s life ends up that way, I repeat no one. When you make a choice and pass through that door farther down the road another a few more doors appear and it is up to you to choose which door you intend to open. It is about making one choice at a time, as they present themselves then prepare as soon another choice will appear, and then the pattern repeats itself.
Living a life that brings you joy, bliss, and happiness means you have to first know your bliss and then must have the guts to pursue it no matter how up or down or sideways the path may lead. For most people the challenge is not staying the course, for most people it is knowing what they want to do…what is their bliss? And your bliss may change as your life progresses. What you wanted to do when you were in your twenties may now bore you to tears. Being willing to reflect and dig deep to know what you truly want to do then allow yourself the time, energy and patience to do it. Life doesn’t stop happening just because you decide to change gears, so give yourself and everyone in your life a break while you rejuvenate your bliss.
Maybe during a quiet time today you could reflect on what is your bliss? Are you already doing it, does it need a little dusting off, or do you want to do something different? Only you can know those answers. Take time today to confirm, reflect and dream.