The idea of being present in the moment and intentionally enjoying your life sounds good, right? The picture-perfect vision of you being focused on your goals, manifesting your dream life, and constantly improving… is how we all envision the ideal scenario for our lives. While it’s clear that it’s the most beneficial way to live, many of us still struggle with finding our way.
Sometimes what’s holding you back from the life you desire is something you will never be able to change… the past.
Most of us view our home as our safe place. The space that is a direct and intentional reflection of you, your lifestyle, and your personality. But that’s only if you put forth the effort to curate and customize your abode.
Your home deserves your attention. You want it to be the perfect fit for you. Trust me, once you take the time to create a space you love, you’ll feel happier and calmer in all areas of your life. If you’re wondering what you can do to make sure your home is a true reflection of your individuality, keep reading.
I believe that change is good. The idea of experiencing something new and expanding the landscape of life is fascinating to me. I recently had a conversation with someone that was offered a promotion with their job. The career move would also be a relocation to another state and she seemed terrified of the idea. The more we spoke about it, the more I realized that she just needed a little perspective, guidance, and a few tips on how to handle everything.
Having big dreams and goals is essential to your personal growth. It’s the fuel that keeps you moving forward in life. When you have a goal, an ultimate destination, it’s so much easier to move in that direction. But having lofty goals can be both exciting and terrifying.
On one hand, you’re eager to get started, make changes, and start checking off milestones. But on the other, you may be fearful of failure and the hardships that can often accompany taking a leap of faith. Everything that happens next is based on your mindset.
I used to speak about the worst-case scenario… and say I was being a realist. Rationalizing to myself that I was preparing for what might be…
… just in case.
It’s easy to think that we’re guarding ourselves against disappointment by only speaking to what we think will happen… what we have convinced ourselves to be the worst possible outcome.
But that wasn’t the case at all.
Let me a little transparent with you…
When I first launched the tiffanynicoleforever blog, I was all over the place. I couldn’t decide which direction I wanted to take my message. It’s the curse of having knowledge and experience in many different areas. I literally had no idea where to start. I even questioned if what I had to share could really make a difference in the lives of my audience. I didn’t want to be just another blogger, writing articles and creating content just because. I wanted to change lives.
The not so funny thing about fear and doubt is that they come out of nowhere. One minute I was super confident… the next, I was second guessing everything. Reminding myself that although I had life experience and loved writing, I hadn’t published new content since 2011 – and I had only (finally) completed my undergrad degree in 2012, after returning to school post-2009-economic-crash.