Face Yourself

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I grew up in a military family moving from place to place roughly every 4 years. That was my sense of normal and as I grew up, I found myself wanting to move regularly. I thought it was because moving was my sense of normal but recently I realized I don’t have that impulse to move. You see before, I was moving as a way of running. Running away from myself and hoping happiness would find me at my next destination. It worked a little bit because of course there was always the excitement of something new. Yet once that novelty wore off, I caught up with myself. 

No matter how fast you run, you can never outrun yourself. I had to finally stop running and face myself. I had to address uncomfortable feelings and do a lot of inner work to get to this point. While it was a difficult and frankly sometimes exhausting process, I’m so glad that I persevered because it has helped me get to where I am now. Today I just wanted to encourage you if you can relate to that point in my life where I was running from myself. I know it can be uncomfortable but it’s by facing that discomfort that you’ll be able to finally address the things you’ve been running from and taking with you all along.

There’s no one way or “right way” to do this but if you’re open to it, the ways that are right for you will show up in your life. Be open to people, situations, and resources coming into your life to help you face the obstacles you need to overcome and the areas you need to heal. The route that you choose will be up to you but you’ll see it once you start looking for it. Be gentle with yourself and remember this is a process. Awareness is the first step towards change. Change and healing happen over time not overnight.

I’m sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to support you in healing the relationship with yourself.

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13 thoughts on “Face Yourself

  1. I really like this. I relate to this one a lot and actually talked about it in my first blog. I feel like with young people travelling around so much these days it’s easy for us to get caught up in that and sort of forget about what life is really about. There’s also been studies proving that staying in one place breeds more inner joy 🙂 . Nice job- love short and sweet blogs like this!

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this! It’s funny because my ultimate goal is to be a full-time RV family but I no longer feel this intense desire to travel in search of happiness. I don’t think that by moving I’m going to run into happiness. For us it’s the best of both worlds. Having the freedom to travel and experience other places at our leisure while having a physical place to call home. At the end of the day, I’ve learned to nurture the relationship with myself and cultivate happiness so no matter where I am, I’m home! While my posts are short, my comments aren’t 😉 Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment ❤

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      1. Thanks for the reply! You have a great blog. Sounds like you’ve reached your ideal balance. I love travel too, but like you, I rely on the joy and belonging of having a stationary home. Happy living to you and your fam! ❤

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      2. Of course! This is my little community and I value every connection made here. We aren’t quite there yet but we know what we want and what steps to take to get there and that’s a great start 🙂 Thank you so much! Same to you ❤ ❤

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    1. I’m at a place in my life where I don’t feel isolated by them. I know there are others where I’m at and where I’ve been. Sharing my story is a way of helping others feel identified and it’s through that connection that people find the courage to overcome their circumstances. ❤

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