I read an article a few months ago that spoke to my soul (posted below). I know how cheesy that sounds, but I'm dead serious. I had gotten to a place where I felt like many of the things I was doing, I was doing for all the wrong reasons. I'm not talking about working out or eating right, in fact, those are the things that I was finally doing for the right reasons. I'm talking more about other stuff. I knew something was off (I had actually felt that way for a long time), but I couldn't exactly put my finger on why I felt that way. So I started re-evaluating my life. Enter mid-life crisis. It was like a faith crisis plus a motherhood crisis plus a complete paradigm shift regarding my world view. Yeah, it's been an interesting few months. I've learned a lot about myself and my surroundings and I think I'm finding a place of peace that will work better for me than where I was before, but it was kind of an ugly process. It sucks to learn things about yourself that you wish didn't exist. But the good news is that we really do have control over our lives. One of my go to phrases regarding diet and fitness is, "own your baggage." I didn't realize how applicable it was to other parts of my life.
I've attached the article I mentioned and I'd love to hear your thoughts about it. Oh, and heads up, the author says "shit" a few times. Sorry about that.
It sucks to admit this, but … receiving condolences for our suffering feels good!
Life’s too short to sit in misery
It’s time to quit doing shit you hate.
Awesome, right? I know. This article inspired me to do some serious soul searching. That process has led me to a place where I've decided to let go of some things that have literally dictated my life for as long as I can remember. It has been scary and exhilarating and about a million other things in between but it feels SO good and SO right.
So tell me, what are your thoughts?