Maybe This is Exactly Where I’m Supposed To Be
I went through quite a transition recently. From a five-day-a-week-working-for-someone-else job with lots of responsibilities to a period of working odd jobs while getting my coaching career off the ground. It was a fascinating time where I was becoming used to the freedom and lack of steady income. There were many times when I wondered how long before I had to get another job, which was a thought that often depressed me. The worst thing I figured would happen is me ending up at a job I wasn’t fully passionate about. But mostly, I kept my mind from going to that worst-case-scenario and developed a deep understanding that I would be just fine. As this trust got stronger, I was able to really appreciate the things I had and the things that came to me. I remember looking at a month coming up with no incoming money. That anxious feeling came up and I started looking into the future and adding up the money I would need to take out of my savings and I started to panic. As that month began, I slowly started getting dog/house sitting gigs and amazingly, I didn’t have to take out any savings at all that month! When I look back and see how many times that has happened in my life, it keeps me present and keeps me smiling for the things that always seem to work out. I realize how blessed I am that I had the luxury to take off a substantial amount of time and instead of fretting every day, I got into the habit of not engaging in the worry that can take over in seemingly scary situations. At a certain point, I had a thought: Maybe this is exactly where I’m supposed to be right now. It seems so simple, yet when do we ever think that? We’re constantly trying to get from here to where we think we need to be. Never do we look at where we’re standing and think that it’s the perfect place for us to be in that moment. For me, I figure all the places I’ve stood within that transition were all the places I needed to be because I couldn’t have gotten to where I am now without being there. And I’m so happy that I appreciated all that while it was happening. Rather than not enjoying it when I was there.