Do you ever wonder if you are the true you?
If you were to look back at the last ten years of your life could you say that you have been the real you? Being the “true you” is something that has become more and more important as I have grown older. As people in today’s world we run through many different seasons. Many times, these seasons of life change our outlook on just about everything. For years I had always assumed I would continue my job in banking, get married, have children and live in a cul-de-sac. I mean that’s what you are supposed to do right?
This may work for some people but it didn’t always appeal to me. After getting married to a man with little worries in this world, I realized my life has been full of anxiety. Keeping up this persona of who I thought I was supposed to be had gotten exhausting. Coming to the realization, was the first step but making changes was much harder. I owe a lot of my confidence to my husband. He is a man that would love me through anything. If I told him I wanted to live in a cardboard box he would say, “Okay babe, I’ll pick one up on the way home.” Those are the kind of people you need in your life.
A few years ago, I made some major decisions to start taking control of my life. I started taking control of my health, we made decisions about how we would add to our family and paid off a substantial amount of debt. Each of those tasks were all leading up to the next phase of our life. Hopefully, the next phase that will finally help me feel at ease.
With less then three days until the closing on our property I have spent this week doing some sole searching. When people ask us why we are moving to the middle of nowhere we jokingly say “Well, we hate being around people.” Here’s the thing… we don’t hate people… we hate chaos. It’s the pressures of day to day life that has caused stress where there doesn’t need to be. Since I travel for work when I am home I was to be in a place that brings me peace. That peace may come in the form of dogs barking, chores needing to be completed or dinner needing to be cooked. I’m okay with that kind of peace.
For you to be the true you, that person you are meant to be, many times you need to make changes. Not everyone agrees with those changes and that’s okay. Do what makes you happy. One of my favorite bloggers, Erin from http://www.Cottonstem.com always says, “You Do You!” Because there is so much truth to that statement I wouldn’t even know where to begin.
What does this all mean to us?
For us a simpler way of life is us “Doing You”. For you it may be a house on the beach, or a loft downtown. Live where you are happiest, don’t just vacation there. This life is way to short to worry about making everyone happy. It has taken me way to long to figure that out.
Hopefully by the time I am writing our next blog post we will be the proud owners of our very own little piece of paradise. Take a chance, we did, and I think it’s going to work out perfectly!
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