Updated: Mar 17
I think sometimes there's a misconception that you need to change everything for everything to change. You have to sell your house, quit your job and burn your life to the ground. You don't have to do any of that. You can create space for big and small adventures in the life you're living right now.
What if you thought a little more about what you want to do, and a little less about what you should do?
What if you turned down the volume on "I need to get the laundry done." or "I should work for a few more hours." and gave yourself permission to schedule the trip to Europe or take a lunchtime yoga class?
I'm always trying to look at my life from Future Me's perspective. In the moment, getting dinner made or emails responded to seems like life or death, but Future Me can see the bigger picture. I don't necessarily abandon eating or ignore the emails, I just don't overestimate their importance. Equally, in the moment, the Europe trip seems indulgent and unnecessary, but Future Me knows that trips like that make the difference between existing and living.
I'm not just using this as a hypothetical example. I literally JUST purchased a ticket to Italy... and signed up for a 12:30 pm yoga class for today (it's Friday). I did this because I completely believe that I can have both. A normal, stable life AND incredible experiences.
If you believed you could have both stability and freedom, what would your life look like? What would today look like?