There are days that I look at my path ahead, and the idea of my “Life’s to do list” scares me, and I feel stuck in a quicksand of my thoughts.
The idea of leaving dentistry, a career that I have built for 13 years and studied 8 years for, is really scary. It’s especially scary because dentistry and being a business owner is part of my identity, and I still don’t know what I’m truly passionate about, and what my next step will be. What I can say for certain is that I am working on it and I know I will find my way, with some ups and downs in the process. When you attend professional school there’s not a lot of time to explore and find your passion, you just go go go straight from high school, to college to professional school and then to work. A lot of us build a career based on what we know about ourselves in our 20’s and what little knowledge we have of the world, and years later many of us realize that is not what we were meant to be doing.
If one can find their strength, and combine that with their passion, and an industry need then you have the Golden answer!
When I think about the idea of leaving a career, and building a new one, rebuilding myself and finding love again, while working on my health and wellness all at the same time with no real support, it feels like a daunting task. In my mind I think anyone who has been through this journey, has done so with the support of a spouse or partner and or family members. Even if they had no support, at the least they didn’t have to fix every aspect of their life at the same time like I have to. But is that really true? Or is it just a thought? and more importantly is this thought serving me?
Then I think about what I just wrote on my last blog,
“Be THANKFUL for what you have, and you will end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough”
Such wise words spoken by Oprah Winfrey. This is the trick that our minds play on us, and want to always pull us towards Scarcity and Fear. But in reality if we look at life from an abundant point of view, and just change the way we think about things, and they way we talk to ourselves we can make any thing happen.
Just my thought download for today.