On my Facebook memories this morning, I was reminded about a trip I took a couple of years ago. At the time, I was still working through my feelings about my marriage ending and dealing with all of the implications of that life change. Kind of a big one… 😉 There was a part of me that felt like taking this trip was foolish and extravagant. It was NOT the right time… right?
What I realized just this morning (two years later) was that this trip represented something incredibly important and I didn’t even know it at the time. It was my first time getting on a plane by myself. It was my first time travelling outside of Canada by myself. It was the trip where I realized that I’m a beautiful, strong, resilient, powerhouse woman and where I met a mentor that has had a real impact on my life and my business. It was the trip where I began to understand that I deserved better and I didn’t have to settle anymore.
Those first steps seemed like baby steps at the time. They seemed insignificant. Just another thing I was “trying” in my new life. I had no idea that I would meet people who would inspire me or make new friends. I had no idea what it would be like to stay in one of the nicest hotel rooms I’d ever had or swim in an outdoor pool in the middle of November. I had no idea what I would learn or that that learning would challenge me in ways that would change who I believed myself to be.
When I made those travel arrangements, I had no idea the impact those “insignificant” baby steps would have, but that’s really the thing, isn’t it? Sometimes, the most pivotal moments in our lives seem small at the time and sometimes, the moments that seem huge at the time become less relevant as time passes. It’s SO important to stay open to the things that are showing up in our worlds and allow them to change us, allow them to help us learn and grow because we just never know at the time that that moment will change everything.
With SO much love…