I once read somewhere that “Freedom is a state of mind”. The idea of being free always entertained me. I used to think that being free was just being someone who didn’t care about anything such as money, their place within society, etc. But I soon realized that freedom was about choosing yourself and how you would like to live your life.
As you grow up, you start to understand that nothing is forever and anything or anyone can be taken from you in a split second. So I thought to myself that this whole concept about choosing security over uncertainty wasn’t for me. Nothing in life is guaranteed, so make sure you choose well. Life is definitely short.
For a long time I chose a secured path in life, by having a job that didn’t suit me, staying in relationships that didn’t add up and being happy with what was there for me. I was closer to settling for less over being free and being myself.
The thing about freedom is that it isn’t very easy to choose. You have many doubters on your way like yourself and others. I remember when I started to choose freedom and people would say “Be careful, if you become single at your age, later it will be hard to have a child!” “You quit your job? How are you going to survive only with this jewellery thing?” The questions I got from people made me think and of course scared me at that time. I would think “What am I doing? Is it going to be ok?” “I hope so!” :)
I am sure that the people who questioned me back then meant no harm.
The more you choose to be free by choosing to live a life that you love and are proud of, the more every decision you make feels great because it resonates with your heart.
Choosing your own path is never easy because there are many opportunities to settle for something familiar and comfortable. Comfort is very good and you can definitely get stuck in it but don’t! Make sure you choose what resonates with your heart. Being who you truly are takes courage and you have to leave certain things behind.
Choosing the unknown might look foggy at the beginning but as you start walking this path you will see a bit clearer as you go along. Dare to be brave and listen to your inner self. What is it saying?
Lead from there!