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Don't Ignore The Signs

I have been working on my book for the last year. I have cried. I have sweated. I have given myself bouts of anxiety.

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I have been working on my book for the last year. I have cried. I have sweated. I have given myself bouts of anxiety, internally processing the words that come out onto paper.

It’s not easy for me to write. It has never been. When I say easy, I mean that every time I sit down to craft something, there is a bout of emotion.

A complete total purging of pent-up emotion comes out when I start these posts or any writing.

The words are easy. The feeling behind them is not.

I recognize that the resistance I feel is a sign that my path is the right one for my journey.

We get signs all the time in many forms.

We get them through resistance in doing challenging work we know we will reap the benefits from.

We get them through music at moments where we seek an answer to a question.

We even get them when we are doing nothing.

Yet, when these signs appear, we are conditioned to ignore the things we can’t see, especially signs from the universe.

I ignored many signs that writing was part of my path. Just ask my mom. She’ll tell you since I was in high school, I should have been a journalist, which I heavily refused.

In college, I could write an essay with my eyes closed and get a solid grade. I would write short stories and read them in front of the class at the teacher's request and receive applause and warm commentary.

My professors thought I should become a writer, one of my favorite teachers suggesting that I wouldn’t last the long in corporate because I was meant for this writing path.

And, of course, I looked at my professors like they were nuts.

Yet, here I am writing to you every week.

Funny how all that works, isn’t it?

I’ll leave you with this. If it feels like a sign, it looks like a sign; it is a sign.

Do not be afraid to take a big leap. Do not fear going after it.

Listen to yourself. Listen to your heart.

Listen to the signs. Feel them.

They will point you on the path you’re supposed to be on.