There is this quote that I used to love.
I used to apply it to relationships. It was originally said in “When Harry Met Sally” about his newly realized love for his best friend.
But this week, I’ve started thinking that it is about finding any little piece of yourself that you have been searching for.
I recently realized that I was already doing what I was supposed to be doing in life. I took ownership of the fact that I am not a teacher or a lawyer or an accountant or whatever. I started telling people that I am a blogger, a baker and a candy maker. I started sharing my dream of one day having a restaurant with my husband. I started an editorial calendar and taking more photos with my actual camera instead of an iPhone.
I decided I was going to be successful and make a career doing the things I love.
And, gosh. I don’t even know how to explain all the wonderful things that have happened since then. All of the connections I’ve made. All of the enormously creative people I’ve realized I’m surrounded by. All of the awesome, awesome people and inspirations in my life.
I’ve forced myself to stop being afraid to ask people for a little help or advice from time to time. I’ve pushed myself to invest in myself and my blog. I’ve taken big steps toward making the things I love a bigger part of my path to the next step. I’ve tried to stop myself from worrying what people think if they aren’t supportive or understanding of my dreams. And I’ve put myself out there for opportunities even if I feel a little shy or silly doing them.
I wasn’t planning on posting today. I had an amazing photo shoot with two exceptionally talented and uplifting friends from work. I fishtailed my hair for the first time ever. I wore bright pink lipstick.
And I have to run to work in just a few minutes.
But I just wanted to get it out there in the universe that although everything Brad and I are doing is unconventional, we are talking big and dreaming even bigger, and I am just so very happy with the path that I’m on right now.
Because life is hard. And there are so many times when I question my choices and what the heck I was put on this planet to do. So as important as it is to share those feelings and not bottle them up, it’s important for me today to share my joy and excitement.
Because I finally realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life being creative and making things and sharing my stories, and – all of a sudden – I just couldn’t wait for the rest of my life to begin.