Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On Finding My Purpose

Life. It's short, it's precious. It's full of twists and turns and detours that we never saw coming. But I just can't say it enough - those detours are what brought me where I am today and for that, I am so grateful.

Through the pain that comes with burying the relationship I once thought would last forever and the pain that comes with letting go of my mother's hand as she slipped into the next life, I truly found myself. At a time of loss, grief, and heartbreak, I am often still surprised I didn't fall to rock bottom. Instead of breaking down, I chose to break upward into enlightenment. I see the events that took place in those 13 months as a gift.

"It is often the trials we go through that make us the person we need to be in order to live our dreams."
Mastin Kipp

The dark nights escalate the process. They allow us to see the true reality; life for what it really is. In those moments, we have to choose whether to grow or go. Experiencing tragedy in life showed me the importance of living a full, loving, positive, enriching life that honors my true self.

I fully believe in being a dreamer and a doer. Be in tune with your dreams and work hard to accomplish them. However, I wanted more than just to live a life of my dreams. I wanted to live according to my soul's calling. My purpose. My dharma. I quieted the outside noise of life and focused inward. I turned to reading, writing, listening, taking notes, prayer, meditation, breathing. And I was guided. The Universe guided me and before I knew it, miracles and synchronicities were all around me. Yet, "Action is the bridge between dreams and reality." We must act.

Yesterday was a big day for me, although not many people knew it. It was the day I officially made the next step and took action toward my purpose. It is really happening. It is. I can't believe it but I am already one step closer to the best years of my life. The years where I am living my purpose. There's no backing out now :)

In the next couple months, as the time grows closer, I will be ready to openly write about this new chapter of my life. It's one of the most important chapters to me. One that I feel so absolutely sure of. So connected to. So passionate about. For now, I can only imagine what you all are guessing ;)


bashashhazbaz said...

your outfit is very sunset-ish!

Katie Did What said...

Aw sweet Chelsea, I just love your spirit and your heart. Everything you write is so infectious- you make me want to live my dreams!!!! So thank you for that. :) I love that you choose to take everything as a gift and a blessing, that truly shows the amazing spirit that you have. I'm glad to know you, girl.


Treasure Tromp said...

congratulations on taking action towards your purpose! that is so wonderful!

Krystina Marie said...

I love the light and spirit in your writing! I hadn't gotten a chance to come by in a while as I took a big ol' blogging break and just recently changed blogs and got back to it- but I'm so glad I came by. You always have such an uplifting way about you, even in the face of adversity. Keep it up lady!! Best of luck w/ everything you have going on. Can't wait to read all about it! :)
By the Seat of my Shorts

JBean said...

You are an inspiration!

Becca Moss said...

I just love your outlook on life! You're an inspiration!

Chelsea said...

Your writing is so poetic, I love it! And I can't wait to hear what it is that you're doing! Sounds like you are in a really good place right now :)

Sweet Love and Ginger said...

That last line is a stinker.

Holly said...

I am dying to know what this next chapter is and I look forward to hearing what it is when you're ready to tell. You have such a wonderful outlook on life given all that you went through in such a short time. You inspire me, my sweet friend :)

julia rose. said...

This is so beautiful and so dear to my heart! I am actively trying to find my true self and pursue my dreams and desires of this life. It is wonderful to read your words of insight and encouragement in doing so. You are making such huge steps in the desires of your heart and that is an amazing thing! I cannot wait to hear about your next chapter. If it has anything to do with Africa... take me with youuuu!

Kristen said...

get on with your bad self sister! can't wait to hear more about this new adventure. you are so strong and have achieved so much!! thank you for always sharing your journey with us!

Sandra Dötsch said...

I love the quote "Action is the bridge between dreams and reality." It's perfect and inspiring :)
Thanks for your words!