I took these photos the other day and could not believe how well they turned out (thank you, iPhone 6). It was in that perfect moment, the sweet light in the early evening, as the sun goes down that I was walking along the beach and contemplating where I am right now.
This month I’m on the Gold Coast working on a TV show and taking the time to enjoy every moment of it. The main aim is to pay for a coach to help me take my business to another level next year and, in the short term, it’s to catch up with old friends and enjoy some of the perks of the TV world (like living by the beach for a month and 24 hour catering!).
When I walked away from my TV career last year, I don’t think I would have accepted the prospect that I might take on TV work here and there while working on my own business. If I’m honest, I was a bit black and white about it, but there have been times this year when it has felt right, even if I’m not necessarily sure why.
So, instead of trying to justify it or create rules for what I think my life ‘should’ look like, I’m embracing the idea that it just is what it is – as long as it feels right to me.
This way of thinking allows me the freedom to drop my expectations, not worry what anyone else thinks, and let go of any fear that I’m not doing it the ‘right’ way. Instead, surrender to the idea that this is where I am supposed to be right now.
And, I have to say, where I am right now is pretty damn fine.
This month, it’s the Gold Coast. Next month, it’s spending time with my family and friends in Queensland and who knows what that will lead to? It’s just about embracing the unknown and giving yourself permission to change your mind if you want to.
How do you think you’d feel if you allowed yourself to just BE where you are right now? Shift your mindset to let go of where you wish you were or where you think you should be and just be in this moment?