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Reflection - Walking My 'Why' | The Uncharted Path Beyond Realization

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Reflecting on the Direction My 'Why' Leads Me

From the outskirts, my life probably mirrored many out there - I was ticking off boxes society had laid out for me: a decent job, a consistent social life, and the usual hobbies to tell apart weekdays from weekends. Everything seemed to fit, yet it felt like wearing a sweater that itched - not unbearable but constantly uncomfortable. It wasn't until I took a deep dive into self-reflection that I realized, that knowing what I truly cared about was merely scratching the surface; walking my 'why' was entirely different.

The Aha Moment

My journey to unraveling my 'why' started inadvertently on a cold evening, curled up with a book that was supposed to be a weekend read but turned into a life-altering detour. It posed a simple question - "What would you do if you weren't afraid?" That question stung. It wasn't the asking but the silence of my answers that scared me. I had lived within the boundaries of my fears without even recognizing their fences. That moment was my aha moment; it wasn't just about knowing what mattered. It was more about the lengths I'd go to chase what truly warmed my heart.

The First Steps

Acknowledging my passions felt like finding hidden treasures within me. I realized I cared deeply about mental health and creative writing. The initial steps were timid. I started writing. Not the formal, rigid structures I was used to in my corporate job, but personal, reflective, and, most crucially, authentic words that mirrored my insights and passions. Writing became my vessel to navigate through the murky waters of change.

Walking Your Why
The Reflective Journey of Walking My 'Why'

The Hurdles

As you would expect, my journey wasn't a straight line. It was riddled with questions, self-doubt, and societal pressure. "Is this practical?" "What about your stable job?" "Isn't this just a phase?" - These were not just questions from well-meaning friends and family but echoes of my internal fears. Balancing what I had vs. what I yearned for seemed like a gamble. I learned that walking my 'why' was not a leap but a series of steps, often backward, to leap forward.

The Long Walk

The pivotal realization in my journey of walking my 'why' was that it wasn't a one-time event but a continuous process. There were days I felt lost, questioning the impracticality of my choices. Yet, the days that followed, where even a single person resonated with my writing or felt comforted, rekindled the fire within me.

I understood that walking your 'why' is not merely finding a destination where all your passions align in harmony. It's about embracing the chaos, the detours, and sometimes the standstill. It's about courage - to stay true to your revelations even when the path is blurred.

The Unending Journey

Today, I stand far from having all the answers. Each day offers its own set of questions, challenges, and joys. But one thing remains clear - the itch of wearing a life that doesn't fit is far worse than the discomfort of carving out a path that does. Walking my 'why' has morphed from a quest into a lifestyle; it's a commitment to continually align my actions with my heart's truest desires.

To anyone standing on the brink of their self-discovery, remember, knowing what you truly care about is a beautiful start, but venturing beyond that comfort, walking your 'why', is where the essence of life truly begins.

It's Time to Pause and Reflect

  1. Taking the First Step: What do you think could be your first small step towards aligning your daily actions with what truly matters to you?

  2. Overcoming Fears: Have you identified any fears or barriers holding you back from pursuing your passions? What strategies do you believe could help in overcoming these fears?

  3. Balancing Expectations: How do you see yourself managing the balance between societal expectations and your aspirations? It's a tricky line to walk; do you have any strategies in mind?

  4. Sustainability for the Long Haul: Embarking on this journey is one thing, but keeping at it is another. How do you plan to make your pursuit of your passions sustainable over time, especially when faced with setbacks?

  5. Making Room: Given our busy lives, finding space for our passions can be challenging. Have you thought about any practical steps you could take to ensure you're making room for what truly brings you joy?

  6. Staying Aligned: Life changes, and so do we. How do you envision ensuring that your actions continue to align with your 'why', especially as you grow and evolve?

These aren't simple questions, and there are no right or wrong answers. They're meant to guide you, to provoke thought, and to help steer you in a direction that feels true to who you are and what you desire most in life. What are your thoughts?

Closing Thoughts

The main thing to keep in mind is that it's all about taking it one step at a time. Living by your 'why' isn't always straightforward, but it's definitely worth it. It makes life more fulfilling and true to who you are.

Remember, this journey is all about trial and error. It’s okay to stumble as long as you get back up and keep moving forward. Think of each day as an opportunity to do something that aligns with your passions and values, no matter how small it may seem.

Keep reflecting on what matters most to you and let that guide your decisions. And don't forget, you're not alone. We're all trying to figure it out, one step at a time.

So, go easy on yourself and embrace the adventure of living your 'why'. It's about the journey, not the destination. Keep pushing forward, and let’s see where this path takes us. Here’s to making life a bit more meaningful, bit by bit.

Reflections by Bev Cuayzon

Bev, a devoted mother at heart, finds joy in working from home. Balancing her roles as a travel consultant, self-published author, and SEO Analyst, she's deeply passionate about sharing her knowledge to empower others, particularly fellow mothers. In her journey, Bev discovered the importance of mental wellness. She realized that maintaining a healthy mind is essential for navigating the demands of work, family, and personal pursuits.

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