You know how most adventures start. You can sense something is up but can’t quite put your finger on it. It feels like life is about to speed up. There is no feeling of dread, which can happen but all things you’re feeling point you to a feeling of anticipation. Something good was about to happen. That’s how this all started. I had a feeling of anticipation, something was around the corner, something good.
Yet something was still tickling in the deep recesses of the mind. Something that said, “no way”, “you aren’t capable”, “you are closer to retirement age, than a new adventure age”. The idea of a new life adventure may even seem laughable to you. Adventures require courage, action and the realization that without help the adventure isn’t going to work out. That is actually a good place to be. The place where you feel something good is about to happen but you have know idea how to begin, why you are even wanting to begin and you definitely don’t feel equipped to begin.
An Ah Ha Moment
I had one of those moments the summer of 2016. Without realizing where the feeling was leading I took a step of faith and begin to move forward on a new life adventure. That is how For Real Life sprung into existence. It is an adventure that moves you forward to be all that you were intended to be. I ask that you join in, relax and let your adventure begin as you read how people are people. We are more alike than different. Cultures are different yet deep in the recesses of our souls we all echo the same needs and wants in life. How people want to connect with each other, be awaken to the world around them and be a part of something bigger than they could do on their own.
Only one problem, we all have “ish”, the stuff that keeps us stuck. That “ish” puts us in boxes that hold us hostage to the point we even forget who we were made to be. Living out our life becomes more of a routine than an adventure. Then all of a sudden, we look around one day and realize that what we had forgotten about ourselves. Some might say “life has passed me by”. We realize that the “ish” became stronger than our own voice and we used it as excuses not to go out and be bold, be brave and be strong. We tell ourselves things like, your too old, you don’t know where to start, you can’t afford it, you’ll look like a fool when it all falls apart, what will people think.
I’m here to tell you not to let that happen. It’s time to step out of the boxes that you are stuck in and Discover Your Real Life. If I can do this, so can you. It takes work, vulnerability and the desire to be different than what people would expect from you. The desire to be the real you in spite of your past or current life circumstances. You will find out that people don’t like you outside of your boxes. So much so, they will figure out ways to make sure you stay stuck. Critical voices will come your way, obstacles of huge hairy proportions will land in front of you. How do you deal with the family member when they are your biggest critic? What will you do when all your underlying beliefs about how life is supposed to be get blown out of the water?
Excerpt From: For Real Life By Bonnie Taylor