Today my thoughts are short in length, but, as I’m really finding, deep in meaning, content, and significance to me. Turning 25 was a huge milestone for me in my life, and through the last 5 years (despite what I sometimes may think) I lived most every moment in one way or another. I made a million changes, took big chances, explored to possibility and depth of my own person, and did so with what I would now characterize as a ‘cautious abandon.’ I met people who changed me forever; some that taught me to see and believe in the good in others, and some that taught me through their own limitations the importance of forgiveness, personal growth, and the ever-evolving art of learning to let things go.
I wanted the experience, and with that came all the wins, losses, and lessons along the way. And that’s what matters – that I learned — and I’m still learning.
Sometimes it’s just worth the reminder that life is a combination of living — living imperfectly — and learning from the mistakes. Learn from other people’s mistakes – let go of judgement and appreciate the guidance. It’s worth the energy it takes to work towards the good places, and work out of the bad places so you can actually grow. Live in all four corners of your life — live outside of the boundaries — and most importantly don’t ever let anyone else’s own limitations ever limit your ability to live your own passions.
Now that I’ve shared what I believe, someone please remind me of exactly this the next time I find myself faced with the seemingly impossible, or the ghosts of lessons past. Tomorrow might even be a good day for a refresher.