Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to find your place in the world?
The other day, I woke up in a strange mood. I was grumpy about the work I had to do that day, and the next one.
I was irritated that the power was going to be out for much of the day. (Because it’s Belize, and there’s no “grid” to speak of in our village, so when they need to service one line they turn it alllllll off.)
Moreover, I felt a little anxious about a newsletter I was sending to my list, letting them know about my most recent book.
For a minute, I wanted to freak out.
But I didn’t. Instead, I realized: I don’t actually want to freak out. That implies wanting to leave one’s current situation, and I did not, in fact, want that. I was happy. I was content. I was, perhaps, a bit inconvenienced by Facts and Feelings, but I didn’t want to be elsewhere. I didn’t want to be A Different Me, as I have for so much of my life.
I’ve found my place, I realized. And it feels awesome.
It led me to wonder … what else comes with this gift? Beyond my ability to move through a morning rough patch with equanimity, what else have I gained with this mindset shift? Is there anything I can share with someone else, someone who might still be struggling?
I know, I know. It’s all very gallant. I’m just so freaking noble.
But seriously, this is such an amazing place to find myself, and I want to share. Here are a few other benefits of finding your place in the world:
If you’re wondering who you are, and who you want to be and why the two never match up, I feel you. My best advice:
Just keep following your current loves. Work through those feelings of pain and failure when something doesn’t happen like you planned. Nurse your heartbreak, but don’t let it stop you from going for your dreams.
These steps, simple as they are, nevertheless are not easy. However, they’re the ones I took to become a writer, and they’ve worked out beyond my wildest imaginings. I wanted to be a freelance writer and work from home, so I made the jump. And you know what? It paid off. I like who I am now. I live abroad. I love my family. I found my place.
My place is here, where I am. My place is wherever I am. Because my place is me, and I’ve finally accepted that.
What would it take for you to find your place in the world? To stop living in frustration and just start being the wonderful You you’re meant to be? I’d love you to share with me, so feel free to contact me at any time.
Meanwhile! If your “place” is to become a writer, I invite you to check out the Free Resource Library today! It’s awesome possum, because I made it. Is that enough of a reason? Well, if not, check it out anyway … it’s got like a dozen more reasons in the form of free downloads and worksheets that will kickstart your writing career and make you even more awesome today. Godspeed!
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