Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! My weekend, although low key, was exactly what I needed.
I think this is a good reminder for all of us from time to time- We are the authors of our own story. While we do not have total control over everything that happens, we do have control over how we act and react, and how a situation plays out. We also have control over the 'characters' in our life story. If they do not move your life forward, write them out.
At times it can be hard not to let others influence you and the direction of your life. Others are not writing your story, they might contribute, but they are not the author- you are.
For a long time- years- I was letting people hold the figurative pen to my life story. I was miserable. So. Miserable. I had friends who were worried about me and encouraged me to find a better situation. I didn't...I stuck it out...I hoped things would change, get better. Of course they didn't- these were toxic people (yes, multiple people) I was letting shape my story.
I eventually found myself blindsided by these people. As the situation unfolded- as horrible as it was- I found myself feeling relieved. I saw an escape and I took it without looking back. With everything that they did to me, they were still trying to pull me back, control me. You could say this was a major plot twist.
It did change the direction of my life...that situation set me free, I realized I was free, and I took a death grip on that pen of life. I did what I wanted, I made choices, I said yes to somethings and no to others. I went from being a character in my life story to the lead author.
Sometimes we give the pen to someone else to hold- sometimes unknowingly. It can be tough to get the pen back. Do what you have to do to get it back. You are the only one who can turn your life story into a bestseller.