Life can be so busy. We are running here, running there, and still trying to manage everything else. We have hardly any time to think let alone reflect on our life. I am not talking about thinking about our life, I am talking about reflecting on your life. Really looking at your life and where you are in it.
Something was brought to my attention that took me off guard. For many years I thought I had been clear letting people know how I feel about them and certain things. I thought that even if I didn’t agree with what they might do, I support them and will be there along the way. I thought I had bonds that were non-disposable. I was mistaken. Some things were taken out of context. Some things were twisted. How one person presents is not how another may receive. My heart has been broken. It opened my eyes that I may need to self reflect.
I know you cannot please everyone in life no matter what you do. I understand that life needs to be lived for yourself. However, I do want to make sure that I am relaying the right messages to people and that I am living my life for me while being there for others. I have always heard that honesty is the best policy. Honesty has been twisted, turned, and used against me. I need to look at how I can better communicate what I feel and what I mean to be heard.
I need to reflect on how I have been in the past, where I am now, and where I want to be in my future. Not just with communicating, but with my whole life. This one incident opened me up to everything and I realized sometimes you just need to sit back and take a look at everything around you. You need to look back on where you have been in life. How you act, respond, treat others…… live. Then look at where you are now. Is this where you want to be? Where you expected to be? Are you living your life like you want to? Are you living fully? Are you following your dreams? Are you surrounded by good people in your life? Are you happy? Now look at where you want to be later in life and how you want your life to be. Do you need to change anything to get there? Do you need to make different choices? What do you need to accomplish to get to where you want to be?
Write some of this down. Make a list of things. Note some goals and steps to take to get there. It is never too late to reflect. It is never to late to make changes. It is never too late to work on things. You may not be able to change the past, but you can make a beautiful future. You have one life! This is it. Live it the best way you can and sometimes it might just take a little reflection to start really living.