My life plans changed, a fork in the road I was avoiding. I saw and acknowledged it; the warning signs were there! Plan “B” was in place. However, there wasn’t a plan “B” exit.
I continually strive to live above the line with integrity, honesty, and transparency. I believed that could and would be enough. Then the ‘unexpected’ opposing stronghold began challenging my well-being; I have chosen to STOP, CHALLENGE, and CHOOSE.
I genuinely am grateful for the obstacles blocking plan “B.” I believe had plan “B” had a distinguished well, marked exit, I would have continued to blow right past it. I am ready to take my power for MY LIFE, living MY PURPOSE, ON PURPOSE, with the passion I have been created to have.
Sometimes we get squandered and don’t even realize it, and we go through the survival motions and just exist. I will admit that I am embarrassed with the “wake-up” call it took for me. The awareness, the growth, and the changes it is forcing me to make are definitely changing the trajectory of my life. Showing me the value of myself and those who genuinely care for and about me.
When we choose to not reach out to our real tribe. When we decide to try and handle things on our own because we are embarrassed, feel weak, or unworthy, we come to a place in our journey going backward.
There is no such thing as just maintaining. We are beings of energy, and energy is in constant motion. Forward or backward, positive or negative. When the universe wants or needs us to MOVE, we will be given what it takes to make it happen. Be it a nudge or a slap of reality that can lead to embarrassment if need be. It will happen!
On July 7th, 2022, that is precisely what happened to me. A big ole’ slap of uncomfortable reality. That I am and will be forever grateful for. It is not something I wish upon anyone, and it is not easy to deal with or face. However, it was something done TO ME. It was a negative choice of another human being. How I choose to respond is how I choose to let it affect me.
I am worthy of my rights and my boundaries. I am worthy of justice for my rights and my limits. Moreover, I am worthy of the lesson and the growth from the situation. I am worthy of self-love and receiving genuine love from others. Love is not earned; love is given.
As I go through this transformation in my life, I am grateful for the tools I have available to me. As the ugliness of the situation comes about, so does my ability to STOP my thoughts, CHALLENGE those thoughts, and CHOOSE how I want to respond to MY THOUGHTS that I have 100% control of. I stay conscious of my ability and power to STOP, CHALLENGE, and CHOOSE MY response to ALL THINGS.
What have I learned thus far? I have a voice. I have a right to be heard when it comes to my well-being. I do NOT have to “abide and provide” I am created to Enhance and Empower those put on my path in my life. Life is a journey, not a destination. People and things change; we must choose to GROW with life.
I am grateful for everyone in my life, whatever season I may spend with them. Some will stay, some will go; I CHOOSE to GROW. I CHOOSE to MOVE FORWARD for the greater good. This detour in my journey is a tough one. I have immense gratitude for my faith, my program, my tribe, and my strength to use as a springboard to share my story to allow others to know they do not have to go it alone!