While waiting for our regular Friday night pizza delivery, I decided to spend a little time in the workshop and work on a new project.
It was a drizzly night, but that didn’t matter. With lights blazing, I opened the back and main garage door so I could take in the fresh air and hear the sound of the rain.
Then I heard movement. Looking up from my work towards the road, the lampost illuminated highlights of two shadowy figures walking by. But they were also accompanied with a little ‘click click click click’ right beside them.
They had planned to not replace their dog that passed on. They were going to travel instead and be free of any commitment in their retirement years.
And now they have a new pup!
I so get that. I did the same thing when Teddy passed. Thing is, every day felt like an empty room. The sun really never shone as brightly, and laughter for the most part felt forced.
And then a stray cat walked into our lives. A short while later, we came home with our current two.
You are who you are. No matter how hard you fight what you internally need, it won’t work. You can deny yourself all kinds of things pretending you are someone else or like different things, but deep down, ‘you’ will surface. Again and again.
Over the last year, that incessant need to stop work I no longer loved never went away. Near the end, it screamed at me until my entire body ached. It was as if my body, mind and soul shouted, “ENOUGH! Enough already! Just go! And make it work. You are who you are!”
You know in your heart what that ‘thing’ is that makes time stand still. THAT is who you are. And it’ll never, ever go away.
So rejoice in who you are and what you love. You were born the way you were for a reason. And it’s my hope you are enjoying that blessing every single day!
Dream Box Building Challenge #18
Are you holding yourself back?
Let go! Just let go… you’re worth it!
Visit what dream box building is all about HERE
Visit all dream box building updates HERE