This is not the post I intended to put out today.
What I initially started writing earlier ended up becoming a longer, more intricate thread (more like a rambling) which will require some additional reflection and editing before I publish it.
Instead, I'm going to write about my journey:
A few years ago I had an awakening of sorts; where I realized that the path I was on, was not consistent with my deepest values and principles. I had let myself get swayed by money and had given up on my dreams in return for safety, comfort and status.
I was lucky enough that a kind soul took notice of this and provided the space for me to look inwardly and re-discover what I had lost sight of.
It took a lot of work to re-design my life around my new found purpose, one that is rooted at the core of who I am and what I stand for. And it has also been tough because, in a way, I've had to start all over again almost from scratch.
But, even when I may no longer have the same level of comfort and status, I feel it is much more meaningful to live a life consistent with my purpose and principles. In the end being authentic about yourself is what matters.
There is more to the story, but that is all I will share tonight :)