I’m a faithful O, The Oprah Magazine reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I was SO LUCKY to be chosen as one of the first 50 OMagInsiders (brand ambassadors). I am eternally grateful for the opportunity. 2017 was dubbed The Year of Adventure. I participated in some adventures but feel like something has held me back on my journey. As I am sitting here (or more accurately laying here in a lounge chair poolside) reading the January issue of the magazine I am feeling inspired. 2018 is being dubbed as The Year of Big Questions and this is a very applicable topic for me.
As I turned the pages of the magazine and read all of the articles I was extremely inspired. I’m always inspired though. I feel this tugging at my heart and soul from Oprah’s “Here We Go” opening page to the closing article of “What I Know for Sure” at the back of the magazine. I’m not getting any younger. I feel like my time is now and I need to truly find the meaning of my life so I can feel fulfilled.
I’m a serious thinker. I think all day long. I’m also a deep thinker. However, I never share my thoughts with others. I keep things bottled up inside. I’ve had my share of both sadness and happiness in my life. I’m a very emotional person. I cry at things in movies, tv and in real life situations that touch me. I donate to almost every Go Fund Me campaign that I come in contact with (mostly to complete strangers). I donate to every campaign at the checkout of the stores I shop in. I donate my time to my local Lion’s Club. I started a group that sends cards to people suffering from cancer and other illnesses. But there is still something missing for me. Money and things aren’t everything (take it from someone who has been blessed with both).
Some of the words that really touched me in this issue were in the article called “Hunting for Happiness.” It’s an exploration series between life coach Martha Beck and a lady named Dixie Laite. It spoke to me about finding my truth. It says that “you can’t find your truth by thinking” (insert my deep thinker behavior). That’s like “trying to steer with your engine – you keep gunning, but your brain just goes in circles and you get nowhere.” As Dixie moves through her journey right in front of our eyes I plan to do the same.
I want to Live My Best Life. I want to know what that is. Maybe I’m there already and I just don’t know it? I will be exploring this topic and asking myself some Big Questions throughout 2018. I plan to post about this topic on a weekly basis. Will you join me on my journey? Be sure to subscribe to my weekly newsletter so you can be notified/reminded of my blog postings.
Will you be asking yourself Big Questions and trying to find the answers in 2018? Please leave a comment and share my post with others who may be on the same journey.