From a very early age, most of us wonder, what we will be when we grow up? We have role models and family expectations to meet. We may go off to college and study what we think will make us happy. If we are lucky we get it right. Even if we do get it right, is it right for the rest of our lives? I went into education, it was right for me at the time, but I always felt there was more, a tiny piece missing, but what was it?
All my life I have had little ideas and daydreams that would start in my heart and slowly turn into reality. It was mostly a gradual process I chalked up to the nature of change and didn’t pay much attention. Eventually, though, I stopped and looking back I could see the obstacles I’d overcome and the goals I’d reached. These didn’t just happen to me. I was realizing it was actually the result of hard work, desire and listening to my gut. What can ultimately be summed up as recognizing and responding to the bread crumbs dropped in my path. I may have thought, “wow, weird coincidence” or “really, this again?”.
NO, that was the universe answering MY CALL!!
Breadcrumbs have been sprinkled in my path over and over throughout my life. Of course, they are now more easily seen in retrospect. When I stopped answering the “should be” calls and focused on the “want to” desires, things began changing.
My life has blossomed over the past 15 years, when I decided to step outside the ‘expectation box’ I had put on myself. I have gone from feeling like I was stuck and overwhelmed to a place of love, acceptance and inner peace. On occasion, I find myself slipping back. At those times, I surround myself with the right people, places and energy. My dreams have and still continue to fall into place. It may not always be a direct path but the road is always leading in the right direction
A breadcrumb that came landing in my path like a meteor happened to me on August 18, 2018. About a month prior, I had decided to start an Instagram page that focused solely on book reviews. I am an avid reader and love sharing all things books with others. So, I had become a bookstagrammer. On that particular August day, I attended a local author book panel at a nearby bookstore. After listening to and speaking with these beginner authors, I left feeling so energized. I came home and said to my husband, “I need to figure how to get more involved in the world of books and promoting authors. I need to make this my career.”
I finally knew what I wanted to be when I grew up! Now to figure out how, where, and when to make this all happen was the next step.
And here I go… I have found that books, people, situations have been presenting themselves at the perfect times. I have been attending author events, have even met some famous people. I have grown my bookstagram account and have successfully started a Facebook group that is all about books. These things fill me up every day!
I believe in my future, know the paths for success, whatever they may look like, will show themselves when it’s the optimal time. I will keep putting out my energy and accepting all the DIVINE BREADCRUMBS that KURPLUNK themselves on my path! Universe, bring it on, I am listening!!