What do you need to be happy? This is a hard question sometimes and one I have been asking myself again lately. Why now, you may ask? Well, I do this about every two years, evaluate what I really want, why I want it, can I get it, and again why I want it. I think it is important to ask yourself why you want it the most because sometimes what you think you want, when it comes right down to it, you really don’t. You like the romance of it maybe, the glamour of it, the fact that it feeds your Mr. Ego man, “Fred, living in your head” maybe, but do you really want all that this choice entails?
Is it the fact that you choose something that seems unreachable or that you can never have which just points out a useless impulse to go after something unattainable. Are you constantly trying to find that perfect job, perfect partner, perfect vacation, perfect friend, perfect life? What about where you are now? What about who is here now, the job you have now, the friends you have now, your home now? What needs to change to make you feel that you are truly happy and have it all the way you truly want it. Well, I’ll tell you what needs to change. YOU.
You need to change. It’s all in your attitude and in your choice in how you choose to look at it. I’m not saying that seeking a better life, having goals and reaching for those dreams is not important, I’m just saying being miserable with your life or incomplete for being where you are in life journey is just useless and an excuse.
Choose to be happy and thankful with where you are. Make changes in your life if you want to allow the universe to present different options for you. Believe me, She will.
What’s next on your journey called life to excite, challenge, create, & love. I don’t know about you but I want life to be an adventure, one that I live every day, (or at least on the weekends!) I can’t be bothered with those who mull thru life day after day with no purpose, challenges, passions or dreams. To be honest, I cannot even imagine it. How can you relate to that for goodness sakes? It’s boring, it’s safe….. it’s time to shake it up people! Ok, ok, I realize I’m on my soap box about passion and dreams again, and yes I have some goals I still pursue. Keeps me active….and tired! But I can’t go thru life waiting for the next vacation or the next relationship or the next day to do what I want. I need to do it now, waiting is not an option when it comes to happiness.
And another thing about waiting. Clean out that closet, unclutter your life, simplify. There is no time like the present! You will be amazed at how this opens up your space for change both physically and mentally.
I have been blessed with 2 lives, one creative that feeds my passions and soul, and one “practical” that feeds me, literally. And recently I just came back from beautiful Vail, Colorado shooting another title in the TV ArtScapes series. “MountainScapes.” Gorgeous rivers, waterfalls and mountains. Every time I visit nature and these beautiful places, I am inspired yet again to live each day to the fullest, to appreciate and love where I am now and who I am now. How about you? What are you waiting for…yet again?
Blessings and Love always,