If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now #couragetowrite

If I only knew then what I know now is one of the main reasons I started this blog a little over two years ago.  I felt that I was at the precipice of discovering myself and wanted to share my journey along the way.  Little did I know that my journey would take me down a windy path of self discovery. 😉

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That’s the thing about life.  No matter how much we would love it to be smooth sailing, we have to realize that sometimes getting lost along the way can also open us up to new possibilities we never considered.  That’s why one of my favorite Oprahisms from the Life You Want tour was – When you can surrender your dream for a bigger dream, that’s when you begin to live your life’s purpose and begin to live the life you want.


Even up to a few months ago I thought I was destined to fulfill something many girls dream of – marrying someone I thought was my best friend.  Life however had a bigger dream for me and after I got over the heavy fog of the break-up, I can clearly see that my path toward finding my true self was meant to prep me for something bigger.  I still haven’t figured out exactly what that is, but I know that if I continue on my path of awakening and staying in touch with my true self, my life’s purpose will soon come into focus.

The beauty of all this is that blogging has given me the courage to not only write about happiness, love, life, laughter, and all the joys life has to offer, but about my fears and insecurities along the way.  Not because I have a need to air my dirty laundry, but because I hope that in sharing some of my trials and tribulations, I can help someone along their journey.

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See we are more alike than we are different and the more we’re willing to share and learn from each other, the more we’ll grow.  Some of us find ways to share in person, some through writing, the possibilities are endless. Regardless of the method, the possibility of learning something makes this life long learner really happy and always moves me one step closer to living my best life.  Currently that means living a life filled with happiness; finding joy in the ordinary vs. waiting for the extraordinary; and loving myself through all the windy trails life has waiting for me. 😉

What has brought you #couragetowrite or share your journey with others?

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  1. That Oprah quote is everything! I’ve never heard it before and it is exactly what I did a year ago. I gave up a smaller dream for a huge leap..and it was the best decision ever. I feel like I’m on my life’s path for the first time. 🙂 (read my last post on my blog…;))

    • OMG Isra, so happy you have found your path! Mine keeps unfolding before me & I’m enjoying the ride. And that Oprah quote has definitely allowed me the luxury to enjoy it all & let it unfold. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy path!

  2. Wow! What a great post! You remind me to really take each day ONE DAY AT A TIME. Honestly, your blog inspires me to find courage to share. A lot of the times I think “No one wants to hear me whine, complain etc.” But finding the right people to share your thoughts, dreams, hopes etc. is what makes all the difference in the world. So when I meet a genuinely giving person (like you and other wonderful friends I have) who is willing to just listen to you without judgments and actually offer you their insights, that is inspirational to me and makes me feel the strength to share, make me realize that my feelings matter and that I matter.

    Great post! Happy Halloween!!

    • Isn’t it funny that what we really crave out of life is to be heard & understood, but we’re afraid to show vulnerability. It can be a viscous cycle, but once we realize that our true self lies in vulnerability & we actually share ourselves with that group of people that’s earned the right, all becomes balanced & clear. :mrgreen: I’m happy & honored to be in that group with you. Love ya! 😘

  3. Starting to write a semi-fictional book has helped. Looking at the insecurities of the heroine in the story (me) helped me realize how strong I really am.

    • Wow. writing a book. That is amazing Dawn! And good for you for stepping back & looking at what you’re writing and realizing – hey, that’s right, I am strong. It takes some of us years, if not a lifetime, to see that sometimes, so kudos for being ahead of the game. Keep it up and realize that just getting up and taking on what life has to offer on the daily also takes strength & courage. Can’t wait to hear more about your book. 😉 Have a great week!

  4. This is a very inspirational post. You have reminded me to accept every day as a gift and every experience -good or bad as a learning opportunity.

  5. It would be very nice to have the wisdom we have gained over the years when we are young. t is also to bad young people think we do not know what we are talking about when we share with them

    • Amen Linda. I think the same, but I think everything happens at the time it needs to happen and stumbling our way there is part of the process. If we didn’t I think that would change our humanity, although I do wish we had more time to live out the lives wisdom has lead us to. 😉

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