"You go through life so sure of where you're headed... and you wind up lost and it's the best thing that ever happened..." -brad paisley
"Lost... I'm lost" - stitch
How many times in your life have you ever felt lost? You look around and everyone else seems to have everything together and somehow you missed the memo.
How many times have we looked around and realized we didn't actually have a say, or really any control at all on our lives? Whether it's our jobs, our families, our significant others, our friends or other commitments. At some point we realize we actually have no say or control over our time. And when we try to say "no" we are met with resistance that makes us feel stupid or selfish for saying no in the first place.
When I get to this place the world seems to spin faster and more out of control and there's nothing I can do about it.
So how do we handle it? (This is something I am VERY much dealing with in my own life)
- You take a step back. You take time off Facebook. You seclude yourself so that you can focus on JUST you.
- You take a very honest, kind, forgiving and humble look at yourself. Look at your life. What relationships are you in? Who do you surround yourself with? What occupies your time? What aspect of your life feels the most out of control?
- You allow yourself to feel. Allow yourself to be angry, sad, emotional, happy, depressed. Whatever you need to feel, feel it. You earned that right by being human. AND IT'S OKAY TO FEEL THAT WAY.
- Face the changes you need to make. Do you need to get out of a toxic relationship? Do you need to separate from a toxic family member? Do you need to quit or take steps back from a job? Take the time you need, but do what you need to do. It won't come easy, but it will be worth it. Trust me.
You are entitled to every feeling and opinion you have. To stop the ride from spinning you have to get off of it. You are the only one who you can control. It's time to stop letting others dictate your life. It's time to take a stand and take our lives back.
I'm done allowing people to tell me how I have to live my life.
So say this with me....
I am a gladiator.
I am a force to be reckoned with.
I am (say your name)
And watch out world because I'm coming for you... and you ain't seen nothing yet!