Throwback to our first camping trip together. Todd and I have been married for a long 1.5 years 😂😉😘 (together for 5 yrs) and the past two years we’ve had a lot of “firsts.” We traveled to all new places for the first time, we’ve started a business together for the first time, we travel the country and live in a 300 sq for RV for the first time, almost everyday we experience a “first” together because our road life is constantly moving and changing. It’s exhilarating and also challenging. This past year, I’ve done a lot of soul searching and became frustrated that I wasn’t finding my ONE self. In my mind, after all these “firsts” we’ve experienced, I should’ve figured out life by now! As if, the Joyce I am meant to be would reveal herself and everything would just fall into place. LOL I know, I’m crazy and I proudly own every inch of it. I now realize it is important to constantly ask, “Who am I? What is my purpose? What do I want to do? What am I grateful for?” BUT, don’t seek an answer. WHAT?! Where am I going with this, right?! The answers to all your questions will be revealed when you are ready. If you demanded an answer immediately, would you have been ready for it? On top of that, answers always change based on the stage of life you are in and (get ready for it) what your soul needs to hear in that exact moment. You aren’t lost. You are GROWING into the wonderful person every day. Be patient. Be open. And love every step of this crazy journey of finding who you can be.
” ‘Finding yourself’ isn’t really how it works. You aren’t a ten dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you dream as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. ‘Finding yourself’ is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.” – Emily McDowell
“Modern love and intimacy no longer means “two becoming one” — it means allowing yourself and your loved one the space to exist and grow individually so you can come together as a stronger unit.” – PREACH @shellyibach