** The first two books in my six part dystopian series have officially made their way out into the world! Check them out!
For the sake of blogging and self-exploration and contemplation, I’ve been slowly making my way through answering questions from this list.
Today’s question: What is the most important thing you could do right now in your personal life?
My answer? “Never get too comfortable.”
I know it’s important to feel all the feelings, to accept when you’re having a bad day because of current events, to accept when past memories are tugging at you, to embrace the present, stop and smell the roses, to recognize feelings of gratitude for the good things in life, all of it!
I have a good life going right now, and good things keep happening. Although I do credit karma for a lot of that, I also had to put in the work to get here. I had to make choices and stick to those choices. I had to stop allowing others to treat me poorly, I had to learn to not argue with my gut because I wanted to be “nice.” I had to stand up for myself not after I was screwed over, but learn how to prevent myself from getting screwed over to begin with. I have a career that I love among people that share my values, I have friends, but I have the emotional independence I need. I’m in a really good place. I want to relax into it and embrace it, but the most important thing I can do for myself is to not forget what choices brought me here, and to never lose sight of those choices, never falter from them. I realize “never” is a strong word, but I do believe that everyone inherently knows what’s best for them more than anyone else ever could, and I feel like this is the life I’m supposed to lead; helping animals, and writing. I’ve really known that all along but other things have caused me to stray, and that has lead me only to misery. I need enjoy my life, but I do need to maintain a certain sense of vigilance in order to hold fast to what I know is right for me and not allow anyone else’s opinions or influences to cause me to sway. 🙂