A plant medicine experience led me on a journey of a lifetime back in 2018.
I remember looking out into the reflections of the clouds off the lake, watching the birds dance to the music playing in the background and finally saw everything as so connected. It was a memory that I couldn’t unsee once I saw it. From that point on, nothing else really mattered.
I went from fighting myself for wanting to leave a job I didn’t really love, to loving myself for choosing myself. I went from having so much fear about what I would do next, to having so much curiosity for what the hell was out there.
I remember how upset my parents were when I finally quit. $120k of education for what? I was making 6 figures at 24 yet saw my boss aggressively pasting together red tape and knew it wasn’t my place. I was too much of a rebel to even imagine myself at 50 years old doing what he was doing. I also remember how upset my parents were when I chose the college of my dreams which ended up being the best decision I had made at the time. So you know what? I decided I wasn’t going to live for someone else’s wishes and did what my rebel heart knew I needed to do.
I moved to Bali. With no plan. Just a really intense vision and a curiosity that was so strong I couldn’t deny it.
And damn did I go on a journey. 4 years later I am living the most incredible life I could possibly imagine doing exactly what I love. Yeah, I have a long way to go, but don’t we all in some regard? I am happier than ever, more aware of life than I have ever been, feeling completely aligned. I don’t think many people in the world can say that.
I am not telling you to quit your job and move to Bali. What I am saying is, at some point, you will gain enough courage to trust yourself and take a big leap. At some point, you will stop appeasing the safe route, knowing you should be doing something else with this precious life you have… and you will jump into the deep end. No matter what circumstance you feel you are in, sometimes it just takes a different mentality to completely shift your entire life. It takes courage to follow your heart.
Just know, it’s never too late and you’re never too far.