by Rich Single Momma on August 4, 2011
by Alicia Edmonson
As the start of a new school year approaches, I am readying myself to whip out my trusty pre-school year to-do list. School physical? check. Dental check up? check. School supplies? check. School clothes? check.
Now I don’t know about your kids, but mine grow like there are endless resources in our clothing budget.
Just the other day, I was looking at my oldest son’s shoes which are well worn in the toe. ‘You need new shoes huh?’ I stated, more to myself that to him. ” Yeah, my toes are squished, it hurts” he replied and then ran off to play. My mind soon drifted off to the other nuances of the day. My mind drifting from one thing to the next, a seemingly endless list of tasks I needed to complete.
Have you ever felt ’squished’ as my 6 year old so eloquently put, in your life? You know what I’m talking about. That uncomfortable feeling, that sense of not being settled; of not feeling content.
I have experienced that feeling on more than one occasion. Most recently was when I began my journey with life coaching. I suddenly felt out of place just about everywhere I went. Here I was with this ‘new awareness’ and I felt that others just simply didn’t get it. I hadn’t yet learned how to navigate in a world of darkness as a light-worker.
I felt most out of place at my ‘day job’. I began to feel very uncomfortable and unhappy. This began to concern me. I was very confused and perplexed as to why this was happening.
One evening during a session I asked, ‘why this is happening?’ The answer came, ‘Because you asked for it’. Huh?!?!?! OK… After I picked my jaw up from the floor I took time to listen. I realized this area of my life was uncomfortable because I have outgrown it.
I prayed for a way to be my own boss, help others, and use my life experiences and gifts to help others to heal. How else would I have been motivated to change, had I not been uncomfortable in my work situation? I was so uncomfortable, that I began to make changes and set goal to change my situation.
So if you are uncomfortable or unhappy in some aspect of your life perhaps this is a nudge from above, a tap on the shoulder from God telling you it’s time to move on.
Is your job driving you crazy? Change it. Go back to school. Start a business. Are you tired of the hairstyle you’ve had for 20 yrs (yes I’m talking to you Mom). Try something new.
The bottom line is life is so precious and short, way too short to be unhappy, so find what makes you happy and DO IT!