I‘m about 60 days in on my Happiness Planner and I have to say my life is transforming right before my eyes. 30 days ago, my life had already improved. I found excitement in small accomplishments. I kept my environment clean and organized and had an almost endless supply of creativity. Those may seem like miniscule things, but remember depression had me trapped in a steel cage. Overcoming mental roadblocks was a huge accomplishment.
At day #58 and I was surprised by the opportunities coming my way. It’s funny how life works. We think of goals and dreams in such a static way; we tend to forget that life is about the flow of the journey.
I can’t believe what has happened in just under 60 days. First, out of the blue, I received an email from a company wanting a yoga teacher for corporate clients. I was excited about the opportunity. I was skeptical but felt this opportunity came my way for a reason. I interviewed with the company and got the job. They hired me on the spot! Yoga is something I have been passionate about for a long time. To have your passion acknowledged is incredible!
Soon after accepting the yoga position, I received an invitation to perform. If you don’t know, I’m also a singer and song writer. I’m still a bit insecure about my abilities, so it’s hard for me to perform in front of friends, let alone strangers. Then I realized you have to step outside of your comfort zone to make your dreams come true. To my surprise, I felt peace and comfort in my performance and look forward to doing it again.
After roughly two months of using The Happiness Planner, I still maintain an organized environment and make daily goals. I’m learning one of the keys to life is recognizing how it’s a journey; on a journey, you always discover new things and have new desires. When I find myself caught in a cycle of fear, I think of the greatest quote I’ve ever heard:
“And the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud, was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
It reminds me that fearing and avoiding growth and success is more damaging than fear of failure and remaining the same. As long as I stay the same, I will remain where I am and as I am.