You are indeed a masterpiece
Social media can be an amazing way to communicate ideas, connect with friends and relatives and bring awareness to important issues. On the flip side, it can be damaging as we view one another’s lives through the many filters provided by social media platforms. Generally speaking, majority of the time, photos, posts and updates highlight the good times in our personal and professional lives. So because of this, many people begin to compare their lives with that of others based on what they are seeing. Some may believe they’ve fallen behind because they haven’t reached the professional successes of others by a certain age. Others may feel they’re lacking due to a failed relationship while watching others celebrate years of being together.
What’s vital to recognize here is that you are unique. You were not designed to behave or look like anyone else. You have a special purpose in this world and no one else is equipped and able to do what you were made to do. The key is believing and knowing your worth, while understanding that your life may look vastly different that the lives of others and that is ok. It doesn’t mean they are better and you aren’t. I feel it’s important to celebrate your portfolio of life experiences. To unpack all that you have seen, felt and heard, then intentionally reflect on what you have learned through all of it and how do you want to move forward.
It’s never to late to shift gears, learn something new or make necessary changes in your life. Don’t listen to those around you who choose to discourage you by providing you with reasons why you can’t. Just because you’ve been a successful CPA for 10 years doesn’t mean it’s foolish to quit so you can launch that non profit. Or perhaps, you never finished that Bachelor’s degree and even though you are a lot older than when you started, you decide to enroll in online classes.
No, you may not have gone down the paths that others have taken. There may have been bumps in the road and unexpected detours. But don’t let it stop you. Ever. Step out in faith and pursue the life you want, as long as it is positive in nature, healthy for you (mind, body, spirit) and brings you joy. When you’re in a good place, the world knows it and will benefit from the light you bring.