I’ve done a bit of soul searching this year. Pondering my true purpose, questioning the way I do things and why I put up with things that just don’t sit right in my spirit. Asking myself why can I have a full life and at the same time feel empty. Questioning those tougher seasons that hit us like why did my brother get cancer and not me? and putting myself down with ‘have I really done enough through others grief’.
Imagine if we all lived by the motto of being the best version of yourself. What would it look like? Am I building myself into the person I want to become or am I just getting through day by day on auto pilot?
I love the idea of writing your own eulogy. A little exercise that only takes a few minutes and could possibly change the way you do things in your everyday to build into your future. Mine goes a little like this;
A devoted and supportive wife and mother who always put her families happiness first with the attitude of gratefulness
A woman of honour and integrity, always giving of her time and resources to others to help make the world a better place
An inspirational author who touched the lives of many all around the globe
She had such a love for her children and encouraged them to find their passions in life
There’s some pretty big statements in there! For me to begin to make these a reality for myself I have to think about small changes in my everyday and instead of questioning myself every other day, ask myself just one question; What would the best version of myself do in that situation?
I feel a big change coming this year and I’m excited at the new possibilities that are coming my way.
I encourage you to take the eulogy exercise and then look at the small things you can change to build the future for yourself that you wish to have. Remember you can do anything you set your mind to.