Why You Should Take Your Time When Carving Your Own Path

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Now, I am by no means an expert with all the answers on how you should live your life. I can barely decide what I want for breakfast every morning let alone tell YOU how to spend your time, but I have been feeling quite strongly about this for a while and think my personal experiences may at the very least help one person.

If you don't absolutely love your life currently, you can and should do something to change it.

Whether it's shifting your career, hitting the pause button on your current journey to travel, starting that side business about which you've been dreaming, moving to a new city (or country!), prioritizing which relationships are working for you, or taking a few steps back to regroup, you can do it. It's all possible.

No, I am not suggesting you do anything drastic or up and quit your job this second (unless, of course, you want to...). But I am asking you to erase those pictures others have drawn for you of how your journey "should" look or how much money you "need" to make in order to live your best life. Because, frankly, it's all bull.

Remember when we were pre-teens thinking about how our lives would look when we were in our twenties and thirties? HA. Yikes...

Very few of us can actually say our lives are exactly as our younger selves imagined they would be.

Because as you grow up you learn there is no one-size-fits-all path. If you're dying to be a successful entrepreneur, DO IT. If there's a travel bug inside you, TRAVEL. Do it while you're young and there is nothing holding you back.

Yesterday I was on the phone with a mentor of mine who reminded me exactly why I had taken the time to breathe this summer. "Haste makes waste," he told me.

BINGO! The pressure to find a job just to have one right out of school is REAL and pretending you have everything figured out the second you graduate from college is IMPOSSIBLE.

Slow down. "What do you mean slow down? There's no time for that!" Coming from a girl who desperately needed a minute to slow down and did, you can! And you'll feel better if you do.

The last few months have been exactly what I needed: a growing experience in its own way. Though at times it has been a little boring compared to the fast-paced New York City lifestyle I was used to, it has helped me realize that by slowing things down, I have actually allowed happiness and success to catch up to me. Everything makes much more sense.

The fact is simple: you cannot make more time. What you do with that time is up to YOU and only you and if you don't have to rush, don't.

Because life is a journey, not a race, so take the time to do what makes your soul happy.