"Only a few times in our lives do we get to know, in the moment, the impact of the moment itself. This was one of those." #donaldmiller
Signed my contract, sealed, and prepared for certified mail. This is gettin' real.
On doubt: it comes from different places and in different forms - loud & direct, quiet & nonchalant, and even well-meaning ways. People have a right to their opinions, I think that's fair. But if God puts passions and purpose in your heart, that's who you should speak to about them. Then pursue finding out what you want versus what you need - that's key. One time, someone told me they would never have seen me in surgery. That I just loved life too much. And while I don't think those two things are mutually exclusive, there are a few things that came to mind.
My account shows pictures of me loving, exploring, and enjoying life - and I'm glad that it does, because I do my best to enjoy the little moments. A picture of a beautiful day might be me walking outside after a 36 hour shift. An ocean front spot of a place that wasn't all that glamorous on the inside - bed bugs not so glamorous. One time I got lost and drove down the wrong street, saw this beautiful mural on the wall, and stopped to take a picture. All of these moments, collected, remind me of the walk in my daily life. Not just the big events - but the every day moments that made a journey, my journey.
The point is, I always want to see the beauty in things even if the situation isn't ideal, and that is what I want to embody. Because so often we are in the process and miss out on that. &That's what I want to be remembered for in relationships- despite the process, to make others feel happy, loved, joyful.
So use doubt in your life as a challenge to understand yourself better. Use it as a tool to motivate you further. The ceiling is just a starting point, my friends.