I write this post today as I sit back, reflecting on the situations I have found myself in through various stages of my life and the decisions I have made, within my realm of influence, which in hindsight, I fought very hard to widen.
As a teenager, I remember feeling stifled at home as most teenagers do I guess. There was no valid reason honestly for me to feel that way – I had wonderful, loving parents, absolutely adorable siblings but I had this little voice inside me, that said to me every day – go away, find yourself, be with yourself. And I did. After a fair bit of upheaval in the conservative household that I hailed from, I managed to get away from the city and the house I was so used to. I stepped out of my comfort zone. End of Flight 1.
Flight 2 began when I had to take up work in another city. It was comfortable being at home, good to be with the family but I wanted something else. So off I went to a place unknown. All this while, I felt it was important for me to be rooted so I kept in touch with folks back home and took extra care to preserve my relationships.
Flight 3 was when I saw my to-be-husband for the first time at a friends’ wedding and listened to that little voice in me, asking me to go for it. I married him.
Flight 4, interestingly happened 11 years later. It was when I quit my corporate career to be with myself and to discover my potential in the world. I wrestled with that inner voice for a long time before I decided to pay heed to it. It won in the end.
Every time I have listened to that little voice in my head, I have felt this immense sense of freedom and lightness. I have moved closer to happiness and certainly never regretted it.
Choose to listen to that little voice inside you. Believe that it is your best chance at happiness. Always! 🙂
What is that little voice inside you telling you now? Are you listening?