The last several months have been a journey of self-discovery, as I have been doing a lot of reflection on my life, trying new experiences and learning new things. This has all been as a quest for personal growth and finding my bliss.
Losing my job last spring has prompted me to examine what I really want to do with my life, not just in terms of my career, but also other personal goals. For years, all I wanted to do was be a writer, and while that is still very much something I want to pursue, I’m also realizing that there are other passions in my life that I would like to explore. This is a reason why I started doing my yoga teacher training, and it was also a motivating factor in my decision to attend the BlissDom Canada conference last week.
Attending BlissDom was a way for me to gain more knowledge as a blogger and content creator, but having now gone through the experience I can honestly say that it was so much more. Sure, this conference taught me a lot, but it wasn’t just about learning more about my social media strategy, identifying objectives or knowing how to identify my audience, it was also about learning to know my worth as a creative, finding confidence in my abilities, and most importantly, it was about being empowered and supporting others.
You see, if there’s something very important I’ve learned in these last several months of personal reflection, it’s this: searching for what’s going to make me truly happy is not about the hunt for the next job opportunity or life experience, but rather, it’s learning to believe in myself, having the courage to take chances and surrounding myself with people who feed my soul. This is finding my bliss.
I took a leap of faith by signing up to do my yoga teacher training and felt completely unsure of what I would get out of the experience. Although I still have most of my training left to do, I’m already seeing that what I’m getting out of this is not just the knowledge to teach people yoga, but also the chance to grow spiritually. This is a part of me that I haven’t felt very connected to in a long time. This is finding my bliss.
Making the decision to go to BlissDom was completely nerve-wracking for me, and I was feeling like I couldn’t compare to the other more experienced bloggers there. But within the first day of the conference, I realized that I needed to let go of comparing myself to others and embrace the talent I have. It didn’t take long for me to see that this conference is about sharing knowledge, supporting peers and empowering each other. I left BlissDom feeling a sense of motivation that I haven’t felt for quite a while. This is finding my bliss.
So now I want to ask you: what is stopping you from finding your bliss? Is there something you want to do that you’re hesitating, perhaps out of fear? Is there something you want or need in your life that you think is not attainable? Don’t sit there and wait for these things to happen. Your life’s happiness will not simply be handed to you; it is something you have to strive for. Sometimes it won’t be easy, sometimes it might be scary to try, but I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone, have faith in yourself and just go for it. I can speak from experience when I say it’s totally worth it.
Need any extra motivation and support? I’m happy to be there for you 🙂
Much love to all!