Not to get all morbid on you but, have you ever thought about the story of your life? Your legacy? The stories you want to be able to tell your great-grandchildren about how you lived? Or even what your obituary might say?
I’ve been finding myself in these thoughts quite a bit lately. Maybe it’s because in a few months I’m going to be the age my mother was when she died, or maybe all that’s transpired in the last 18 months has given me a new appreciation for the impermanence of life. Whatever it is, I am so aware of just how short this life really is and that we only get one shot at it.
And so lately I’ve been asking myself...
Am I living courageously?
Am living my life to the fullest?
Where am I holding back?
Am I honoring my truth?
When I look back on my life I want my story to be about following my heart and taking chances..... even when they didn’t quite work out; that I acted in the face of fear and doubt; that some of the most unexpected outcomes were the greatest gifts; that I was passionate about honoring my truth and leaving the world a better place.
Nowhere in my story do I want to say that I didn’t live the life I wanted because I was too busy, afraid, ran out of time, or didn’t have the perfect plan; That my comfort zone was too comfortable to follow my heart and chase my dreams.
The great women in history didn’t start out with the perfect plan to make history. They were simply women who followed their hearts, honored their truths, and took chances even when they were afraid and had no idea where it would end up.
Are you following your heart? What do you want your story to be?
As always I love to hear from you.