As I pondered what to write about this week, I was really faced with some soul searching, deep reflections about my WHY.

Why do we do certain things every single day?

Some things I do because they are a habit I establish from a need that still exists, in hopes for an outcome that has come to fruition. So I keep doing it.

Makes sense, right?

But some things I do, because it somehow defines me. It’s what I know, it’s comfortable and harmless and I’ve been doing it for years! It’s just what I do in hopes of an outcome (how I want to feel, something I hope to acquire, someone I want to please).

If the outcome has not come to fruition, why do I continue to show up in this way?

The definition of insanity goes something like this:  Keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Because change is scary, uncomfortable, unpredictable and the new thing is NOT FAMILIAR! So I stay stuck and safe. How sad.

I truly believe we all have gifts, a purpose, an important job that only we can do. It combines what we love, with what we need with what benefits another and has value.

It is our responsibility to share our gift for the greater good.

I have spent the first 2 weeks of this year in deep contemplation around these questions and so much clarity has come as the result. I couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming year.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me.