"And suddenly you just know it's time to start something new & trust the magic of new beginnings." —
I was speaking with a dear friend about how hard our generation will have to work to get paid to do the things we love. With the nature of jobs & work in general having evolved so much, making a career doing something you love now means being creative.
It's hard living on my own and providing for myself; its difficult. But it's not impossible. It's difficult to be a successful actor in New York, but it's not impossible. It feels impossible to get yourself out of bed after breaking up with the person you've invested years into, but it's not. It's difficult.
If you surround yourself with negativity you will be consumed by it, and before you realize it you may be producing and projecting the funk. If you surround yourself with positivity you will be uplifted and keeping your eyes to the sky. I personally question the person who wants to be seen and viewed by others as progressive and encouraging and yet keeps close-minded people by his/her side.
A friend and I were discussing the beauty we have seen in our lives by simply being able to travel the world. In my travels, I’ve been able to take back home so much with me because of the room I left for myself both literally and figuratively to store new things. When I was younger, my father always cautioned me about filling my suitcase so full that I would have to sit on it just to zip it up. He'd ask me where I thought I was going, and why I wouldn't leave more room in my suitcase for the things I would collect on our trip.
Though it is the wash of light that warms you after feeling consumed by darkness; that strand of possibility, I have to say that it's not enough. We cannot just hope that things get better. We cannot just hope that things will change. We cannot just hope to be different from what we are.
Let’s start today with a cup of realness. We are overworked and underpaid, overbooked, and under pressure. We are overdue and underwhelmed. It is what it is at this point, lovers. That being said, what are you doing to stay resilient? Just barely making it into the weekend will do nothing for your ability to healthfully start the next week.
When lovers leave, the one left standing can feel inadequate, bewildered, and altogether lost. We may even fool ourselves into believing that what's left of us isn't a complete person. But that's just not true. What's left is a damaged person. What's left is a hurt person. But you're still a person. There is still a soul.
evolved purpose is about trading in desire for devotion, apathy for action, and possibility for promise. in 2015, i left a job that filled my spirit and a community that loves me fiercely to explore and discover other parts of my professional potential. in 2016, i found what i believed to be my life’s work; my purpose. i began to pour every moment, in fact, even the space in between moments, into the future i was creating.
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