Trusting in the Unknown.
So Christmas is riight around the corner, and as a blogger… I know I'm supposed to be typing up 'Christmas Wish Lists' and 'Gifts Under $50!!' for y'all (K those are actually coming too) BUT today I have more on my mind that I'd like to share…
Faith is difficult.
I'm not going to make this a religious post, so I think "trust" is a more widely accepted and understood term.
More specifically, trust in the future.
Life is just so damn unpredictable you know!?
... which makes it exciting, but also equally terrifying at times.
If you know me at all, you know I have my positive pants on MOST of the time, I try my best to at least… but here and there, Negative Nancy comes out in FULL force thanks to a shitty mindset // triggered by boy drama, hormones, failure… *recently hit with all 3, the perfect storm to type out this post at 1AM* I guess you can call me Sensitive Sally RN.
Sometimes you envision life a certain way and picture a path for yourself…you plan it all out, it makes you really happy... and then you come to the realization that it may not end up that way. This can be with a lot of things: work, relationships, personal growth... anything really, it's personal. This leaves you knocked on your ass, scratching your head thinking “well that plan is out the window, WTF do I do now??”
When the future you pictured is no longer crystal clear, what-if's come flooding in.
What IF I don’t get that job?
What IF I don’t find my “soulmate”?
What IF I don’t reach that goal?
What IF I made the wrong choice?
What IF this never happens?
What IF I don’t figure my life out soon?
Everyone’s 'What-if’s' are different… but I think we can all agree they're a bitch.
What-ifs of the future are terrifying because it’s so difficult these days to just trust in life.
Believing in things we can’t actually see gets more and more difficult with age.
Teaching kids to believe in Santa, for example, may seem silly to some-- but it's instilling in them the ability to believe in something that isn't right in front of them… it’s teaching them to have faith.
Having faith goes way beyond religion, it's a crucial trait for life in general. More specifically, believing in yourself & in what the future holds. Just because you can't see it right now, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Think about it. How much has happened to you in 2016? How much of it did you actually see coming?
For me, most of it was out of the blue… most of it turned out to be amazing.
This is why I have faith in my future...
You could be one phone call away from a new job offer.
One hello away from a stranger that could be "the one".
One email away from an amazing opportunity.
One vacation away that could change your life.
Anything and everything is possible.
You probably wont see any of it coming... and that's the beauty of life.
Want to ensure an amazing 2017?
Every. single. day... keep striving to be the best version of yourself. Switch up your days/weeks with exciting plans. Live intensely in the moment. Take trips. Take risks. Keep pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Don’t take anything too seriously, including your feelings… feelings are temporary and controlled by the mind.
Embrace the waves of life, welcome change, be patient, and don’t ever emotionally resist what you can’t control. TRUST in what the future holds: the good, the bad, the weird… it’s all coming.
When you view the unknown of the future in a more positive light, it's actually a really exciting feeling.
Something amazing is right around the corner, have faith in that.