Imagine living the perfect life where many people would happily swap their lives for yours - even for a day. To them on the outside, you look happy and free, but on the inside, you feel soulless and miserable. I’ve been there before in my mid 20’s.
I know what it’s like to chase a career, spend hours giving away your time, trying to reach the top of the ladder, but feel heartbroken, ashamed and alone. I know what it’s like to have a quarter life crisis and pass out with burnout.
So many people are living lives by the fake system we were taught at a young age, would make us happy - a so called career. But true freedom is trusting your intuition, following your heart and doing things you love.
There’s no such thing as a time clock for when things need to be done, like getting a degree, successful career, marriage or kids. In fact, if you don’t want kids, don’t do it, if you don’t want to get married, that’s your choice, if you want a peaceful life, go for it!
I believe when you take your power back, life changes in the most profound way. Things that used to annoy you, no longer exist and you feel more happier and connected with yourself.
Christy Whitman is a Transformational Leader, Celebrity Coach and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All. She has appeared on many TV shows and has been featured in People Magazine and Woman’s Day.