Galatians 6:4-5

Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
I am by no means religious, but the other day while I was placing a business card on a bulletin in the local grocery store I saw a card with these verses posted also.The words jumped of the page and into my mind and have just been sitting there . I guess they resonate with me as consider the focus of my last year has been exactly that.
I was in college taking classes for something somebody told me I would be great at. I realized I could be great at so many other things,but I wasn't full-filled. It wasn't my purpose.I was impressed with myself and the insane schedule I was keeping and the steady income stream. I wasn't not taking responsibility though for myself or my life .
So I begun as the first verse said to make a careful exploration of my life. I dumped most of it in the trash or donated it to people who had less. I let go of the things that were keeping me stuck.
I reached out to say yes to experiences and people that were new and unfamiliar to me.I explored my old passions and revisited old places.
I learned that I missed writing and that was the beginning of this blog. I took responsibility, and I took action.Each day that I spend hours pre-writing and designing this blog I re-learn how much I love the part of my self that loves to create and imagine.
In the process of further careful exploration of who I am I realized that the work I was doing was serving others and that was beautiful but for me it was not healthy or helping me to find my purpose in life. It was a security blanket that really didn't provide a challenge or push me to grow. Rather it left me stagnant and feeling incomplete. The schedule itself became an excuse for me to allow limiting beliefs to keep me in that stagnant place. I am too tired or I have to work....all of it just resonates as I started to realize I needed to bust out of that routine.
I stopped avoiding and all of sudden my life became an adventure..I was spending meaningful time with friends and chasing adventures I had only begun to imagine. I really would begin to live my creative best life ..
As you explore the photo gallery below you will see photos of me as I began to lay down the excuses and stop focusing on others, and started to take responsibility for my life once again I blossomed and so did the vivid memories around me.
These photos are both places, moments, and people who have motivated me, inspired me and supported me through my growth journey in 2019. It is my honor to have witnessed such beauty and warmth and to have been so deeply surrounded by the motivators, and innovators .. You have truly helped me to live my galations 6;4-5 journey!

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