I’ve been thinking about freedom lately.
This time last year, it was what I craved more than anything. Trapped in a job I didn’t like, in an industry I was just completely fed up with, and after returning from a 10 day trip to New York City, running away to travel the world was becoming the subject matter of all my daydreams and fantasies.
Skip to one year later and I have learnt so much about freedom and, thanks to the Gypset poster girl for freedom, Vienda, and her 10 Days of Free challenge, I’ve been thinking about it a lot more.
To me, freedom is:
:: Being unashamedly you – owning your awesome, stepping into your light, standing up and saying, ‘this is who I am’ with honesty, integrity, and imperfect realness.
:: Knowing that you’ve got people who have your back no matter what. Real love.
:: Knowing yourself and being yourself.
:: Doing things that you love every day, even if it’s not ‘cool’.
:: Laughing and crazy dancing and silly jokes and not caring what people think of you because the only ones who matter are right by your side.
:: Doing more of what you love and less of what you don’t like.
:: Embracing the ebbs and flows of life.
:: Accepting that we make choices but we have no control of the outcome, and it’s taking peace in that.
:: Feeling like you’re in the driver’s seat of your life (even amidst the chaos and unpredictability).
:: Being able to be anywhere when you want to be.
:: Starting the day however you wish to.
:: Having the time to stop and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
:: Letting go of things that no longer serve you.
:: Being present and grateful for al that you have.
:: Accepting that you are enough, as imperfectly human as you are.
What’s freedom to you? Leave a comment below and tell me if I missed anything.