Over the past few weeks I’ve naturally been reflecting on the year that was. Come the end of the year, I love to reflect and get clear on what I’ve achieved, learnt, and grown through. It’s so easy to let New Year’s Eve slip by with no reference to our growth, focusing on the moments that were hardest, forgetting to acknowledge the good stuff.
A couple of months ago I was on a mission for clarity. I was delving deep into my desires, searching for connections with my passions and a clear direction on where I was going. I set myself some goals and I was prepared to work as hard as I needed, to achieve them.
I've always been one to set goals, push my limits and continue to test what I'm capable of. I have high expectations for myself, and a massive desire to succeed in whatever I set my mind to.
You can imagine my frustration when I was struggling to find clarity around my blog. I mean, I knew I loved what I was doing, but I wanted to connect with you guys on a deeper level. I had so many ideas about how I was going to run things and the projects I wanted to work on, but I had a bunch of unanswered questions that we're weighing me down. Determined to continue towards my goal, I kept pushing and pushing. Eventully I felt blocked, stuck and frustrated. I decided to give this quest a break, and come back to it when it felt right.
The thing is, you can't push and push with no backlash. Sometimes you need to take a step back, a deep breathe and let things happen for themselves, no matter how much you want them.
So just last week, I felt ready to attempt these questions again, I grabbed some notes I'd made, and watched a bunch of videos to get me in the mind frame. I'm sure you're guessing what happened next... Yep, everything flowed. It's like the big heavy barrier between me and clarity had lifted and behind it, for all this time inspiration was piling up. Everything came flooding out, my direction is clear, the projects I need to work on are clear and I feel like a weight has lifted. I know the direction I'm moving in, and I'm so inspired and excited to move towards it.
I've learnt that it doesn't matter how determined you are, some things just take time. That I need to trust in the Universes plan for me. I feel supported by her, and know that everything will come to me when it is ready and due to.
When have you allowed time to bring you clarity? Your experiences might help someone else find clarity too. Share your thoughts below.