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True North

“True north”, to live authentically and in line with your higher self and all relationships involved. The dictionary touches on a geographic standpoint, the magnetic force, following a map and the North Pole. “True north” would guide you from one point to the other, from south to north depending on where you want to go.

When it comes to life and the circumstances around us, we often struggle with forces out of our control that pull and tug on us. As a result we often do things not in line with the “true north” that consists of our values and our authentic self. If I’m honest, I have to say that I have grown a bit rebellious against the things that control me and disturb the balance of allowing me to be my authentic self. I feel as if I have been controlled for too long and that I have conformed for even longer, sacrificing my “True North” in some regards. Even though I have always been true to myself, there are restrictions that bind me from fully being who I am, most of the times. Therefore, I seek a life with less shackles and the freedom to run, wild, careless and happy. I don’t want to waste precious time with the mundane and I want every moment to count. I would imagine it to be different for everybody, but for me “True North” embodies everything that inspires and motivates me. The things that make me happy and make me smile. The moments my creativity unleashes and soothes my soul.

So what, anybody can be motivated and inspired right? Anybody can make time to follow up and indulge in their hobbies. What I’m talking about is a step beyond, it’s a lifestyle change, a certain freedom that comes with pursuing what sets your soul on fire. It often means skipping the conventional life and the rat-race, the common and the accepted, the expected and what is demanded. It often means standing alone when few can relate and perhaps think that you have fallen off of your rocker. Is it that far fetched though? Have you ever wondered and got tired of the daily rut and routine? Felt stuck? Have you ever asked the burning question of “There has to be more to my life and this can’t be it? I know I have, over and over to the point of things needing to change.

The subject about “True North” was inspired from another blog post and it reminds me about my own pursuit. I have chased my “True North” for years, carefully fitting all the pieces, listening to the signs, being patient and understanding the complexity of making it all work together. My decisions could be very expensive, so I am cautious, although it’s not all based on that. Over the years in my pursuit, the intensity level certainly has stepped up and my hunger has grown to feel alive and inspired by all that I’m doing. I accept less BS these days and I want more, I’m not always silent anymore and I have learned to stand up for myself while my strive for “True North” has taken on new dimensions.

I came across a little video a few weeks ago that infused new motivation and reminds me of how powerful the human spirit truly is. I am starting late in life, but I believe that nothing is impossible. I’m not saying that I will bike to Patagonia as I would probably choose the van life over that and hike or bike whenever I want to, but it doesn’t really matter what it is that you do as long as you find the courage to do it. To be scared but to feel alive, I know that I’m on the brink of escaping the routine and the moment I do, will be the beginning of the remainder that will embody the rest of my thousand years.

 

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

10 thoughts on “True North

  1. So beautifully written. I walked away from from my career 3 years ago for these very reasons. I needed to follow my dreams and be able to be ME 100% of the time. It took a year to peel off the layers of stress and retrain my thinking. I can honestly say, I have never been happier and more at peace!💚

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    1. Thank you Roda, I know that it will be the same for me once I do take that final step. Days off are not merely enough anymore, even though my true north will include more then that. I can’t wait to feel that peace and serenity permanently 💙

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