Slow Down

As I approach the 26 year mark, I often feel the pressure to make decisions, accomplish more, and hone my skills on certain things.  I just finished graduate school, am working and exploring all that the world has to offer a young, female professional in this day and age.

Do I sometimes stress that I should have figured out my life plan at this point?  Of course.  I think that is only natural.  I often worry that I should be more rooted by now.  Especially when I think about all the things my peers and role models have accomplished.  But, I have come to realize that I can’t set deadlines for myself.  There are so many opportunities in today’s world, things to explore and experience.  If I force myself into situations that I think I should be in, it wouldn’t be organic or right.

Comparison is the thief of joy.

So, in 2013, I have vowed to slow things down, figure out what I really value and enjoy, not what I think I should value and enjoy, and focus my energies there.  Meditate and reflect more.  Develop my spiritual practice.  Worry less.

After that, I know things will fall into place perfectly.

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Zesty Digest Post: Staying on Track in 2013

Need some help staying on track in 2013?  Just hop on over to Sweet Lemon Magazine‘s blog, The Zesty Digest, and check out my recent post, “Staying on Track in 2013.”  You’ll learn some simple strategies that will help you follow through with your goals and intentions in the upcoming year.