and I’m surprisingly excited about it. (the one-way ticket)
NOT because I want to stay indefinitely in France or move back there.
California is my home. At least for now. Even if France is very dear to my heart; It will always be.
I bought a one-way ticket because of some unknowns related to the US Covid travel ban. Whether I’ll be able to come back directly to the US or if I’ll have to spend 14 days in a country outside of the Schengen area.
(No matter what happens, I’ll be working and meeting my clients remotely, which is my joy.)
I’m realizing I LOVE one-way tickets!!! It feels SO good.
It means… FREEDOM.
Going with the flow Going with my desires Deciding when I want to come back. Letting things unfold and deciding from the unfoldment.
I LOVE living my life this way.
Open-ended Going with the flow With space for the unfoldment of what wants to emerge
This is where the magic happens.
In the unknown In the open space Where everything is possible.
Not in the constraints or the confinement or the preset and preplanned
It feels safer BUT it limits possibilities and creativity.
Let me ask you:
Where do you limit creativity and possibility out of fear of the unknown or clinging to safety?
In your career? in your life?
Where do you cling so tightly to safety that you have been stuck in the same place for years or even decades?
Where can you let loose to make space for the new?
Where do you plan things so tightly or you want things to unfold a certain way that you don’t allow anything new to enter your life?
Where do you sacrifice JOY and your heart desires for SAFETY?
This is why so many people are unhappy and never go for their dreams and desires.
Is that YOU?
Ask yourself honestly.
Change starts with self-honesty. Not denial
It takes courage but this is the path to the career and lifestyle of your dreams.
This is the path I’ve taken over and over again. This is the path my clients take to reach their dream careers.
It is bringing me inner peace as I start 2020, a new year and a new decade of my life.
I recommend this practice if you want to start 2020 with more peace of mind, empowerment, and acceptance of where you are in your life.
It may sound confronting or heavy at first, but it is SO worth it. It really works!
Try it and let me know what you find out.
It is like when you look at your finances. It may be uncomfortable at first, and then it brings you peace of mind to know where you are at.
Here is what I did.
It took me about 2-3 hours of reflection/journaling.
I looked back at the 3 past decades of my life. – 2010-2019 – 2000-2009 – 1990-1999
For each decade, on one piece of paper, I listed the main themes in terms of achievements and personal/professional transformation and lessons learned (work, life, personal development, travels, and any themes that are personal and meaningful to me and to my own journey. Eg. Living my life purpose, becoming bilingual, discovering my passions, doing what I love).
Then, I noticed the overarching theme for each decade and the evolution from one decade to the next.
As a result of it:
I feel great as I got in touch in touch with how much I and my life have positively transformed and evolved in 3 decades, despite challenges along the way.
I notice the evolution decade after decade, and how what I did in each decade prepared me for the next. I can see that there is a natural progression and unfoldment that I could not see at the time. Seeds planted in one decade beautifully blossomed into the next.
I feel so much clarity about the past three decades of my life and what the themes have been.
This clarity empowers me as I enter a new year and decade of my life.
I feel at peace and more accepting of where I am in my life, trusting that things are unfolding for my best and highest good.
I know that I don’t have to do it all alone: I can see a bigger plan and higher power at play in the unfoldment of my life purpose that is with me on this journey. I can surrender to it, instead of pushing, efforting, and complaining about things not going MY way.
I want that for you too.
It is SO worth it.
and let me know what you find out by commenting below.
To you shining your light BRIGHT in 2020, doing what you love!