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The Journey of Self-Discovery: Finding and Living Your Truth


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This month we’ve been talking about the journey of self-discovery and living your truth. We’ve identified why living your truth is so important and talked about curiosity being a key element to discovering it – one that will lead you toward taking the necessary steps to living your truth.


Let me tell you, though, there are times when the journey of self-discovery is not easy! 🥵


Getting to the place where you’re actually living your truth takes a real commitment. It will take you choosing again and again and again to be committed to yourself and to creating a life you love. 


Early on my journey of self-discovery, when I was a young mom, I came to realize that as much as I loved my family, I felt like I had a hole inside me. That led me to spend a lot of time thinking about how I really wanted my life to feel.


I knew I wanted to work closer to home so I could be closely involved with my kids’ lives. I also knew I wanted to make a difference in the world. I wanted to have purpose and passion in my life, and  I wanted to be present. 


I didn’t want to waste one single day of this precious gift we call life. I didn’t want to wake up someday, look at my husband and say: 

“Who are you and where have I been for the last 20 years?”


The vision of what I wanted didn’t remotely resemble my harried life – where I was commuting to LA to sell jeans to people who really didn’t need another pair of jeans. 


It wasn’t the real me who had built that life. It was the ‘this is who I think I should be’ me – my persona – who built that life. The me who created a life based on the stories I told myself about who I was and what would make me happy.  


While I loved my family intensely, I also knew that persona was out of alignment with my truth. 💔


I knew I had to do something if I wanted to make my vision a reality. 


What followed was a series of starts and stops. Without anyone to guide the way, I followed a winding and circuitous route. This was in the late 90’s/early aughts when therapy wasn’t really a ‘thing.’ If you were going through something you certainly weren’t talking about it! 


I really thought there was something wrong with me – it left me feeling full of shame. 😔


Why did I keep going? Because the commitment I had to creating a life that I loved was greater than the obstacles in front of me.


“My pain pushed until my vision pulled.” Michael Beckwith


It was my commitment to that vision that kept me moving forward when I asked myself ‘is this really worth it?’ The answer always came back, ‘Yes. Keep going.’ 💖


I started taking the actions I believed the real Bridget would take. The Bridget that was in alignment with who I wanted to be and how I wanted to show up in my life.


I tried expressing to my husband what was happening within me, but I didn’t really know myself. How could I verbalize it to him?  If you know my story, you know things were rocky for a while. Between my inability to articulate what was going on, and his confusion about what was happening to our beautiful life, we struggled (to put it mildly). 


That voice that had ridden shotgun and kept Bridget ‘safe’ and on track with being a ‘good wife and mom’ and a ‘hard worker’ who could have it all – well she was screaming at the top of her lungs. 


📢“What are you doing? You can’t do this! What about all the hard work you’ve put in to build this perfect life?”


But I kept on.


I set aside quiet time in the mornings to think about what mattered to me so that I could learn what I was really passionate about.


I eventually quit my job in LA and pursued starting a nonprofit.


📢“You’re not an entrepreneur! Who do you think you are to be able to start a nonprofit? What if you fail? What will your friends and family think?”


But I kept on.


I kept choosing to take the path that terrified me because somehow I knew – in my soul – that was where I needed to go.


I kept on choosing, again and again and again. 

 

Monday Mindshift

It’s the 1° shift that makes the biggest difference over time.


The journey of self-discovery and following your truth may not be as disruptive and life-altering as mine was. In fact, it’s often the simple 1º shifts and course corrections that get you on track to where you want to be.


The key is getting really clear on your vision and then really committing to it. 🌟


Whether living your truth involves finding a new job, or making some kind of other huge life change – your clarity of vision and the commitment you make to yourself is what will keep you on track. 


It’s what will enable you to stand firm and continue choosing actions that align with your vision – again and again and again.


Love💓,

Bridget



 

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B - Be Brave

R - Cultivate Relationships

I - Live with Intention

G - Practice Gratitude

H - Prioritize Health

T - Live your Truth


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