Do you ever think about your life and wonder how you got to the present place? Is your present status what you always dreamed of?
When I went through my life coaching program, I explored various aspects of my past. I recalled the surface memories — those that I tend to lean on most when I think about the past. I resurrected some moments long forgotten, while others remained buried below an impenetrable protective layer of steel.
The process of going there, of forcing myself to dig deep, was enlightening. It got me thinking about all the other elements. Should I write my story? Why would I write it? Would I benefit? Would anyone else benefit or even care? Part of me is curious to dig deeper to see if relationships, patterns, or themes emerge from seemingly unrelated events.
There are people who know from a young age what they plan for their futures. Some reach those goals, persistent and confident in that pursuit from childhood. Others fail to reach those youthful dreams, or at least choose a different path. I fall into the latter category.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a marine biologist or an interior designer. To this day, I still have a fascination with marine wildlife, but can't imagine a life invested in it to make it a career. As for interior design, I completely suck at it and rely on the experts and cheats, like finding a layout/design I like and trying to recreate it. ;)
I'm so happy with my current place in life. It feels impossible to even put the contentment and joy into words. I never would have dreamed of my current life when I was a kid. I'm fascinated to understand more about how the journey of my life led me here.
Even if I write my story, it doesn't mean I have to put it out for public consumption. You wouldn't either. Even if you don't consider yourself a writer, consider writing your story. You may find an extremely interesting page turner.
Be open to what comes.