There are some moments in your life that you’ll never forget. Maybe it’s the moment you learned that you got the job (I was driving up to Boston to see my family when I got the news) or perhaps a moment that changed your relationship forever (when I finally accepted that I couldn’t control every situation.)
Or maybe it was something someone said to you…that’s stuck with you forever. That’s what my story today is about, and I hope it’ll be something you never forget.
I was grabbing coffee with a friend a few months ago, when we started talking about where we felt our lives were leading us.
“I’m just so frustrated by Instagram,” I whined. “I’m over here producing what I think is good content, and yet I continue to grow at a snails pace - what am I doing wrong?”
My friend looked at me. She’s not a blogger, nor does she have much interest in social media. But what she shared with me next has changed my life.
“Maybe you’re not meant to grow rapidly…” she said. “Maybe you’re meant to be right where you are, growing at the exact speed you’re supposed to.”
I had never, ever thought about it that way before.
Purpose, as a concept, is so important to me. Fulfilling my purpose is probably one of the biggest things I care about. Here I was, feeling like I wasn’t fulfilling my purpose of growing super fast, when all along, maybe I’m meant to be right where I am.
This changed me on a spiritual level. I went from being upset and frustrated about my slow growth to this overwhelming gratefulness and appreciation for the place I’m in right now.
Maybe I’m not growing as fast as others for my own protection…maybe I’m not ready for a change like that. And maybe that’s ok.
So friends, I want to extend that to you - if you’re feeling down about not being where you wanted in life…it’s ok. Life isn’t this perfect scenario, and that’s ok too. Take a deep breath, give yourself a pat on the back for doing your best, and open your eyes to the incredible reality of you being right where you’re meant to be, right here, right now.
This post was a prompt by The Refined Collective - be sure to check out the other lovely ladies who wrote about embracing imperfection below:
Brynna Watkins, Tutti del Monte, Jackie Viramontez, Sarah Shreves, The Refined Collective, and Lauren Scruggs