Finding my way, slowly but surely

waterIt’s not healthy for me to look back at the past, but what I do need to do is appreciate how far I’ve come.

That’s been my goal for today: looking at where I was, and seeing where I am now.

Today, I’m more centered, more at peace, more focused than I have been in a very long time. I have my priorities in order and am working toward two things every single day: paying off my debt, and having my own business. I actually started a plan called “365 Days to Freedom” that has a mission sent to my Inbox every day. Designed for people like me who want to work for themselves, this program has been hugely helpful in keeping me on the path toward financial and work freedom.

It’s not only about work, though. It’s also about my marriage. I still love my husband, but as yet the after-effects of depression are still keeping his feelings locked away, for the most part. He has made huge strides in the past year since he started treatment, and I applaud the work that he’s done on himself. He has more work to do, which he realizes. I want our marriage to bloom and be what it truly could be. But I cannot wait forever for that to happen, so I continue to monitor my own inner health and make sure that I’m taking care of my own self every day.

The most important thing for me to realize is that my purpose in life isn’t to do something. It’s just to be.

Be present. Be mindful. Live in a conscious and deliberate way. Be kind. Be generous. This is how I’m living my life.

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