Sometimes…because it’s life…you get thrown into a funk. You don’t know where to go, where you’re headed, and how to jump back into it. And because it’s “life,” you just take it. I know, because I’ve been in a “blah” kind of mood lately.
It never fails, whenever I start feeling this way any and all creative outlets close. My blogging life seems to come to a halt. I don’t feel inspired to write anything and I just can’t shake the constant feeling of questioning what I’m doing with my life. Yes, this even happens when you’re passionate about something.
I could be feeling this way for a million reasons. Maybe I’m overworked, stressed out, or just in need of positive inspiration? It could be all of the above. Now that I think about it, it is all of the above.
So, what do I do? I make sure to stop, breathe, take a look around, and leave myself open for the inspiration I need. And believe me, it will come. This is exactly what I’m doing and life is already giving me the signs I need to get out of this funk.
No matter what, it always starts with my close friends. Where would I be without them? They are constantly giving me the best advice. Their support and life lessons inspire me more than they know. Whether it’s talking over brunch, on a road trip, texting/messaging me words of advice, or just being there to listen—it all helps.
Then today, I ran across an email I sent myself in February. I was taking notes at a conference of keynote speaker Amy Dubois-Barnett’s speech. She’s the former editor in chief of Ebony Magazine. She shared her “7 Lessons for Living Your Life” with us and they’re wonderful. I was hoping to share it with you guys one day. Today happens to be that day.
1. Embrace fear with growth
2. Never let anyone tell you what to do.
3. Realize your value and demand the best at all times.
4. Put into the universe what you want to get back.
5. Have integrity.
6. Stay independent.
7. Do something meaningful every single day.
I couldn’t imaging a more perfect time for her life lessons to pop back into my life and breathe air into this moment. These 7 lessons may be simple to some, but they’re amazingly inspiring to me.