Day 31 – It doesn’t have to make sense, just keep on going


This sentence pretty much sums up my life right now.  I really don’t know where it’s leading.  So much of what I believe in though feels as if it’s all coming together. All of a sudden.  It’s almost overwhelming! There seems to be a reason why my life just so happens to be a complete blank canvas right now.  I remember last summer talking with a friend about this February that just passed.  I was telling her how I was a little nervous because I had no clue what I would be doing with my life.  Her response to this was, “Well the universe must have something AMAZING for you in store then hey?!!!”.  I liked it.  This has stuck with me, and now I’m starting to see what that “in store” actually was.

It still doesn’t make sense to me what’s going on!  Blogging, Nursing, Lululemon, Semperviva yoga, you name it.  It’s all happening and coming together, RIGHT NOW!  I’ve been asked a bunch of times before why I started to blog, and what has kept me going.  All I could ever answer to this was, “Ummm, I don’t really know!  It just feels good.  I like doing it!  It feels right”.  Really, that’s what I would say.  Now I feel that it might just have a big purpose in my life.  My goal last month was to have 500 views per day this March 2011.  I had NO IDEA how this was going to happen.  As I was writing this, I remember thinking that it was perhaps an over-achievable goal.  I’ve learned recently that there is NO SUCH THING!!!  I guess it doesn’t have to make sense HOW it will happen, we just have to keep believing that it WILL happen and keep on going.

Sheena and I led a goal setting session for our classmates last summer, and played a short clip of this 15 minute speech that Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple and Pixar Animations) gave at Stanford University’s graduation.  If you have 15 minutes and you want to become inspired, click here.  Here’s just a glimpse of his inspirational speech:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward.  You can only connect them looking backwards.  So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.  You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.  Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path, and that will make all the difference.”

So don’t worry how the dots will connect. They always do. No matter how messy the dot-connection looks, they always connect.  It will always make sense.  Maybe not right away but have patience – just keep on going.  Keep following what you believe in and everything will eventually fall into place.  I guess that’s the magic of life – we never really do know.  We just have to believe and trust that everything is unfolding just as it should.  Life is pretty cool if you ask me!!

Smile with your heart!

P.s.  One of my best friends moved to Italy last year, and she’s been writing a blog of her adventures in Florence!  If you’re up for some creative inspiration and maybe learning a little Italian, check out her blog!!  Love you Lisa!

 

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6 comments

  1. stay hungry stay foolish! what an amazing speech! and this blog rings so tru! thanku jen! xoxoxo!

  2. WOW! I just came across your blog somehow when i was surfing the web. Let me say I am hooked along with all the other people I have shared this with. You are amazing and I am SO glad i found this. Thank you SOO much this is just what I needed in my life right now. You have inspired me!! =) kudos to you. Time for me to get out there and SHINE today!

  3. love this post Jenn! especially about the dots. I spend so much time trying to figure out where my life is going as do most people I guess. Would be interesting to actually map out my dots in life of things I’ve achieved and see how the path goes

    • Thanks!!! I think we all do. I think we sometimes forget to look back and congratulate ourselves for all of the hard work we’ve done to get us where we are. I have to remind myself to relax and be grateful towards myself – thanks for the reminder!!

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