The best thing you can do for yourself is to find your tribe.
To connect with like-minded people who are going to lift you up when appropriate and put you in your place when it’s needed.
To do that though, you have to know who you are outside of everyone else’s expectations.
That means alone time. To marinate in your feelings, your thoughts and your beliefs. To understand where they all come from at least to some degree.
In time, you’ll begin to see the layers that shape you.
It isn’t easy, I know. As a matter of fact, sometimes its the most uncomfortable feeling in the world.
But in it is a richness and an ability to not only re-frame, but also to redefine your life by curating who you spend your time with and where that time is spent.
I know that I can’t keep up this pace forever.
So I’m managing my energy and time to transition to place where I don’t need a fourteen to eighteen hour day to get pages in on my novel or to plan, shoot and create my next fine art collection.
To get there, I’ll be spending fourteen to eighteen hour days, but there’s a plan in place and I’m hiring people who can help me get there because that’s where I belong.
My books and the art aren’t just for making a living, they’re there as a proof that we don’t have to be defined by the childhood that haunts us or the environment we inherited.
I’ve known that from the moment I first picked up a guitar at the age of fourteen. It was always about something bigger and more meaningful.
But I had to know myself to see that.
I hope that you know yourself well enough to know where you belong as well and if you feel comfortable, share in the comments.
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