Several years ago, I woke one morning with that very question in my head. Then a second question rose from my core: ”Do you want to live the second half of your life as you have the first?”
If you’ve ever experienced those from-the-inside questions, seemingly from out of the blue, you know the stunned feeling that follows.
After the questions sink in, then what?
I knew that I’d been fooling myself while allowing everyone to believe that my life was grand. For years I let everyone believe that I was happy with everything as it was.
Yes, my life was good–and for most people, good enough. But where were life’s weight and depth and color? Where had my childlike sense of adventure gone? And what about my dreams?
The decades were rolling by and as I approached the end of another one I realized, with a deep measure of sadness, that I was mourning a life of dreams unrealized. I was slowly dying inside.
I knew I had to make major life changes in order to reintroduce sanity into my life (I subscribe to the belief that the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again expecting different results.).
In less than six weeks, I literally walked away from my life and entered a new one 600 miles away.
Was I scared? Yes, to the core. But my inner voice kept telling me to follow my truth, to believe in myself, to go for it! And in the months that followed, I lost count of the number of people who said, “Gosh, I wish I could do what you’ve done. You are so brave.”
Here’s the thing: You can do what I did.
You can follow your heart and live your life in full-blown color.
You can do the same. I know it’s not a simple decision, nor is it an easy one.
Think about these questions:
Is your life good or is it simply good enough? Are you happy with how you show up for your life?
If you’re looking to figure out what your purpose is, there are plenty of experts to help you. That’s not my area of expertise.
The posts you’ll read on this site are about mindfulness, presence and grace (on Mondays) and about addiction and recovery (on Thursdays). You see, I am a person in long-term recovery and for me, that means I quit drinking alcohol in May of 1991.
Everything about my life–work, health, relationships, spiritual beliefs, and certainly my writing–is a direct result of entering recovery. I hope you’ll stick around to read some of my wacky in-recovery stories.
I’ll be open and candid about the glory as well as the challenges of being present to your life. I’ll be the first to tell you that some days are hard as hell. But you can be present to those days too. We’ll walk through them together.
Here’s my truth: I want to help you balance life “out there” with the peace of your being, the part that resides “in here.”
Are you ready for the adventure that’s waiting for you? Please join me at B Here Today and receive your copy of my free eBook, B Here On Purpose. Just complete the form below. And if you’d like to drop an email to me, I’d love to hear from you. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org.