Two years ago, I took a picture of a slide from a PowerPoint presentation at a conference I attended. The words struck me hard. “Turning Point – Enough is enough. True decision – When you cut off any possibility except the goal you have committed to.”
It wasn’t until nearly a month ago that I made the decision that enough was enough. I was tired of feeling stuck in almost every area of my life. And I knew that everything I was currently unhappy with was something I could control. I’m not sure what happened after my vacation, but I flipped the switch.
The way I saw myself, the direction I was going in life and my mindset began to change rapidly these last four weeks. And for the better at that. My friend even told me that she feels like I’ve made a 360 degree turn and that I’m different, but a good different.
The best part?
I’m a new, different yet same person all at once! I’m so much happier, feel fulfilled and motivated now more than ever. Although I had a difficult year this year, I feel like I’m coming out on top. And it feels gooood.
So what’s my turning point about?
Everything. All of it.
Now, more than ever, I have unrelenting belief in myself. It’s the best feeling in the world to be comfortable in my own skin, to not care what others think of me, to work hard and live my best life. And it feels liberating to be me in the best ways that make me, me.
Figuring out my why has pushed me to new heights in terms of my health journey. Sweat sessions are indeed a mind over body thing and I’m happy to know that every time I have a date with the gym, I really push myself to see what I can really do. Last night’s HIIT hot iron class was the hardest physical thing I’ve done in awhile and I’m thankful to have pushed through it!
Even though I’m not 100% sure where my next step is going to be in terms of my career, at least I’m happy to know what I’m passionate about and love to do. I’ve learned that I don’t have to put myself in a box and that my career can consist of more than just one title or role. As long as I love what I’m doing, go home exhausted (in a good way) and feeling like I’ve added to someone’s life, it’s all that matters!
My belief in myself changed when I started to spend more time in God’s word. The more I learned what He had to say and take His words to heart, the more I believed Him, felt His love for me and know that He wants to bless me beyond my wildest dreams. Then I came across this quote: “There’s a difference between believing in God and believing God.” and that solidified my belief in who I am and why I never say “good luck”.
Hand-in-hand with my identity, I’m in such a place of joy with my self-worth. Spending time understanding that I’m worthy of the things I want has made my turning point much more meaningful. Deep relationships, unlimited finances, joy, success, amazing health and all-consuming love is what I deserve. And it feels great knowing and believing that I’ll be blessed beyond my own understanding.
Although this summer flew by, I’m so glad I took the time to slow down, reflect, take a self-audit and plan my future. To be honest, I felt like this summer was going to be a long one, but it was quite possibly the fastest summer of my life.
And even though the days flew by, I’ve enjoyed this period of reflection and relaxation that resulted in a new, different yet same me.
Hence, the all-white ensemble in today’s outfit post. I’d like to think of my look as a clean slate I’m starting over on, a chance to really live my best life. The ironic part is that I’m not smiling in these photos, haha! But the truth is, my heart is bursting of joy!
In what areas have you experienced a turning point in your life?
Let me know in the comments! If you want to learn how to experience a turning point, I’ll be happy to share with you my secrets! Just comment below!
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