It’s that time of the week! The Fit Switch Link Up. This week’s topic: What has your past taught you about living today?
Good question, isn’t it?
For a long time, I felt like I was simply waiting for life to begin. I was waiting for the perfect job. Waiting to finish grad school. Waiting to feel happy. Waiting for fulfillment.
What I slowly began to realize is that I could wait all. day. long. And absolutely nothing would happen. Being a passive bystander in my own life was not the answer. Instead, the answer was in connecting. Not in the Facebook kind of way but in connecting with myself and finding happiness in the smallest details. I can honestly say that all of this turned around for me when I participated in #100happydays.
For 100 days this little experiment forced me to look for the good in the details of my life. This ended up being an awesome salad bar, camping with friends, and cuddling with my puppies. Those little things brought me so much joy when I shifted my perspective. I applied that perspective beyond 100 days and I felt like my life had more purpose; I let myself be happy about the little things and I didn’t focus on the “big” things I thought I was missing. More importantly I let myself accept that what made me happy didn’t have to be perfect because the most important thing was that it was mine.
So today, I’m living with the intention to find happiness, not perfection every single day. In the past I chased perfection and I tried hard to be what I thought I should be. If I continued to live that way, I might never find the time to celebrate how far I’ve come.
The quote below is one of my favorites. Happiness really is a journey and I’m finally enjoying mine.
What have you let go of to finally enjoy living and loving life?