I ‘discovered’ Gbemisoke on twitter sometime last year. She has somehow come to be my favourite tweep since then. She’s such a beautiful inspiration, not just to me, but to many, many other folk. Her openness and frankness on so many issues, a lot of them sensitive, is such a breath of fresh air.
I’m so honoured she agreed to do this:
There are only three things I’ll be doing this year.
Living. Loving. Laughing.
I’m used to writing my goals down every year and I live for the high I get from ticking them off, one after the other, as they are achieved. Life happens, and sometimes, things don’t go as planned, but when I closed down my business, left everything I was used to and moved to a new country two years ago, I had no idea I was going to be launched on such a steep trajectory of change.
I had a surprise pregnancy (and baby), too many lonely nights with my husband halfway around the world, my sewing business was not turning out like I expected… I hated it here. Nothing was going according to plan. Well, not according to my plan, at least. I hated giving up control and so, I spent the last two years of my life stressing,
Now, I’ve had a paradigm shift and it’s time to switch things up.
I’m doing a 180 and doing things differently. I give up. I’m not in control anymore.
God is the boss of me and it’s about time I stopped letting my plans get in the way of His.
I still wrote down my goals this year, like I do every year. What I’m doing differently is seeing each goal as a means to an end, as opposed to an end in itself. Let me give you an example. One of my goals is to finish my Psychology prerequisites so I can get my Marriage and Family Therapy license. Getting that license is not an end in itself; it’s simply a tool to help me help people, which is why I’m here. That way, if a spanner gets thrown in the works, and things don’t go according to plan, I’ll live, love and laugh through it, knowing that the point of my life is to point to Him and whether things go my way or not, there’s no need stressing.
This right here is the scripture I’m running with this year. Isaiah 55:8
“I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
I totally love the way The Message Version puts it (If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m always going on and about this version. Loveeet!)
So, bring it on 2013! I’m Livin’ Lovin’ and Laughin’ through it all.