Once Upon a TimeWhat's Your Story?
Once Upon a Time… In the land of hopes, possibilities and dreams, I wanted to
Our priorities do change at different stages in our life.
As we mature, as we focus on our career, our relationships, or our family. That’s the story. Your story. It’s necessary to adapt to what is important in the moment to survive. So yes, Life Happens. However, it can create writer’s block that prevents us from being the author of our story in what we really want for ourselves. You question, “Where did the time go? How did this happen? Why am I still stuck in the same place? My Once Upon a Time didn’t happen so I’ll just go straight to THE END.”
This totally resonates with me as I experienced the same suffocating story. Like you, my Once Upon a Time changed throughout my life. Frankly, most of my changes were fear-based that kept me in a survival mode which in turn shaped a different world and what I wanted in it. It paralyzed my thoughts of being able to do anything different. So it makes absolute sense that confusion, procrastination and even avoidance interrupts your ability to write your next chapter.
But what I learned is my Once Upon a Time represented a story lined with all of the superficial things I thought would make the perfect ending. My story was exactly that. A STORY. A story that included challenges in letting go of the past, my care-giver, “need to be loved” spirit that invited disastrous relationships and the accolades and accomplishments in a career driven merely by my need to “be good enough”. All of which I had sacrificed what I really wanted… To be happy.
I learned that in order to write the next chapter, I had to put the old story on the bookshelf and clarify what happiness REALLY looks like to me. I had to create my THE END to mean something much deeper. Something that would impact others. Something that would expand my awareness, my being, and how I wanted to show up in life. I discovered that all of the external influences didn’t matter. I discovered that I did not have to accept life pushing back. I reclaimed my power by shifting my thoughts, emotions and actions to those that are aligned with my purpose. My Once Upon a Time is no longer mythical.
How do you change THE END?