It’s true I have been in a funk. I have almost been on autopilot mode and doing what I need to do to get by. That spark. That flame that makes me, well me…I have had to fight to find it. 2018 was the year of survival and while I thought 2019 was going to be the year to get my life back…here is October 1st and I finally feel like I have found myself. I honestly can not believe it is October! There are only 90 days left in 2019, and I am damn determined to take it out with a bang!
I am sharing some ways to re-spark flames or find flames within you. One thing that has helped to re-sparked a flame in me is sharing and leaning into my creative outlet of writing. My paths also crossed with another creative, you can find inspiration in others! So yes, if you want to follow that journey I am just going to share pieces of my heart unscripted on Instagram here @kdquote . this is nothing more than an hobby but for me has been healing and just has felt right.
We are all different, but I believe we all have an energy about us. We must learn to listen to our gut. How we reset or find it when it feels fleeting? Follow our hearts and control our energy “spend”. It is not someone else’s job to find that for you but I do believe different people are put in our lives and even taken out for reason. Sometimes we don’t even know we are “gone“, until we start to feel a spark again!
Life has ebbs and flows and none of us are perfect. We are not designed to be! If you are looking for perfect or seeking it in yourself, lay that down. Find people to inspire you and allows you to be you exactly as you are! Find people who are willing to help you to grow into the best version of you exaclty as you are!
Here are a couple of ways you can re-spark that flame that makes you, you. I have done a combination of all of these!
Space. – Give yourself some space. Listen to your gut and intuition. You do NOT have to say yes to everything! Space to rest. Space to heal. Space to figure out what you need. Space to just be.
Let go of things that are just “good”. – I have so much on my plate right now. I realize now in this new life, I can not do it all. I will be making some major announcements and changes soon that might just shock you. But it’s essential I know for growth. Letting go of the good to make space for great.
Change up your routine. Yes! New gym? New working times? New friendships. Be open to new and urges from the universe. You never know why or what a day can bring if you are open to it!
Grace. Give yourself grace. This year was full of a lot of unexpected for me, and even unexpected healing and wholely being me again. I thought by the end of the year I would be clear on so much more, but when I step back and give myself some grace I am pretty dang proud of this year of growth. Of finding me again on my own account and all that I have accomplished! I am proud of myself here.
Explore yourself. Is there something you do that makes you feel alive? Writing is that thing for me as a creative outlet. I was a professional wedding photographer for 5 years which was my creative outlet, but writing is a rather new creative point of view for me and I feel so alive leaning into it! It just kinda happened and it was not until I let someone see some of my words that I realized maybe I was supposed to share this aspect of my heart. Just because.
Adventure or Nature! Nature to me is so healing. There is not a lot of man-made noise and it is freeing. Adventure is also something that sparks my inner flame and I am going to make more space for this too! I realize I can always have so many projects but I am also a project!
Trust. Learn to trust that your life is unfolding as it should. It is manifesting in the timing that is meant too. Your world is not failihng apart it is falling into place. Be patient and learn to trust and believe in your ability and timing and things happening for a reason.
As we head into the last 90 days of the year that tend to be busy and crazy, I hope this gives you some ways to really focus and elevate everything. We all get in funks from time to time and I hope by me sharing my honest truths it helps you. Trust that things are happening and unfolding as they are for a reason in the timing that it needs to.