When I started my blog last year I had no idea that it would open up so many doors, I didn't realise how many inspirational and supportive people would walk into my life; and I certainly didn't imagine that I was going to find my passion and my purpose.
Low and behold twelve months down the line and things are shifting and changing in ways that literally blow.my.mind!
It's beautiful in hindsight to know just how much 2012 was lovingly nudging me along; it was guiding me to step out of my comfort zone and teaching me how to to stretch and flex my way closer to living 'My Happy Life'.
Things began changing around August/ September when I realised I was asking myself more often 'Why are you not doing what you love to do?'. I couldn't really come up with a reasonable answer, and so I had to get real with myself and ask if I was willing to plough along hoping, wishing, and wondering that one day everything would just magically fall into place.
Realising that the likelihood of this happening was zilch, I began to take small, meaningful steps towards living on purpose.
What I've done -
+ Began working with my amazing life coach
+ Created and envisioned my ideal day
+ Enrolled for my Diploma in Life Coaching
+ Soul searched and journalled
+ Surrounded myself with powerful and supportive women
+ Mind Mapped a direction for my blog
+ Ask to be guided to a job that would allow me to soar
+ Was offered a job as a Guidance Counsellor in the UK
+ Exceeded my salary expectation
+ Accepted the job offer
+ Resigned from my job on February 1st 2013
One thing that really stands out for me in this journey is that when you stop pushing and surrender to a power far greater than we are, everything and I mean everything falls into place so beautifully.
What I've learnt -
+ The Universe always provides
+ Courage is always rewarded
+ Committment = Results
+ There is no perfect time to start
+ Imperfections and fear of the unknown are insanely normal
+ Taking action towards your dreams makes things happen at lightening speed
+ You can create anything you want to
+ Being open to other ways is essential
Right now, just even writing this post I am overwhelmed with love and gratitude for everything that has happened to me to take me to this place right now. I feel so strangely calm and serene looking to the weeks ahead. This is my biggest leap of faith and I've never felt so supported and downright lucky. I have huge self belief; a crucial factor in making my dreams come true. It's been the missing ingredient for years. Everything around me is reflecting how I feel on the inside. And it feels incredible.
Dreams come true darling. All you need is Hustle and Heart.
Now is time to turn the page, and begin writing my next chapter...