Figuring out who we are, what we want & where we want to be can be one of the most challenging aspects of our life. Some people in their late 40s, 50s, some even older, don't know where they want to be or who they really are, I remember being 18 and trying to decide the career I really wanted to go into and here I am now, 10 years later, barely teaching children after 5 years of studying...
(& before you freak out parents, I still utilize every skill I learnt...just in a different career!)
One thing that I have found in Bali is that everyone is a lot more open on their journey & path in life, we've stopped comparing our current & future situations to each other, and focus on our own self development. Dubai, & I'm sure so many other places, always came down to asking how much each other earned, how long they have been in their job, if they've had pay rises & promotions, and my god don't get me started on comparing relationships & who everyone is dating.
In these past 8 months of travel and living in Bali I've learnt that you'll always be on a continuous journey, taking various paths and facing the ups and downs we all dread. The most important part of it all is to be comfortable with who you are whilst your are on that journey. I have become very comfortable with who I am and what I can 'bring to the table', I'm honest, confident and wow do I love hard, I'm guarded (with every right to be) & recently I struggle to let people in because I'm scared shitless to share my feelings with someone who then may turn away.
When it comes to my actual journey, I'm in that transitional faze, shitting my pants because of new clients, not wanting to let people down, wanting to work at my best, wanting to find that heart racing love, to find balance, but all in all, feeling pretty damn lucky - and that's how I wish we could all feel. To wake up grateful & to genuinely be content with where you are & appreciative of those around you & who love you.
I've had a lot of conversations with people this week about manifestations, writing down what you want in life, relationships, what you can deliver in relation to both & to ensure to leave the negative behind, because our thoughts control our actions.
The title of this blog comes down to the fact that even if you know who you are, you are not ready to help others find themselves, even if it can break you down in the process. I know that I have broken people and brought people down. when I didn't know who I was, it has been one hectic and challenging year to find it. So my advice to you, if you can take anything away is; write it down, believe in it, stop being negative, throw yourself into things that scare you, love hard and never regret any encounter, job, lover or travel.
When you start to realize how amazing you truly are, the right things will start coming into your life & it'll be fucking amazing.
Stay patient & trust your journey.