but, are you having fun?

But, Are You Having Fun?

It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I’ve had quite a few life changes since my last “life update”. Here are a few of my recent reflections and a question I have for you this week: “But, are you having fun?”

A couple months ago, I felt pretty resistant towards my goals for 2021. Most everything I’d written down and placed on my vision board felt like they needed to be re-written. Other than fitness goals, I wasn’t really content with the trajectory of what this year was supposed to look like.

During this time, my husband and I had a crazy encounter that solidified a lot of these feelings I had been having. Without all the details, someone basically pointed a gun at us on the interstate that left us in a whirlwind of emotion. Just a few days later, I not only heart about a young women whom I graded High School with had recently died of brain cancer, but one of my old friends who also had cancer back in High School found out that it came back.

Mentally, I was spent.

All these crazy, life-threatening things completely shifted my entire paradigm of life.

We all have moments where life and death suddenly become real to us. During that week in February, I did a lot of introspection. You can hear more about this on The Reckless Pursuit.

After some deep thinking and meditating on how I want my life to go, I realized that I needed to change a few things. While there wasn’t anything inherently wrong with my life, I felt like there was something missing.

And then I realized, I wasn’t having fun.
I mean, I “enjoy” life. Cody and I have been doing a lot of day hiking and working on business goals. But there was an element that was missing: Creativity.

In all honesty, I wasn’t feeling fulfilled with my personal goals. I felt like I kept hitting a brick wall with Spirituality Untamed and what it stands for. I kept feeling like I wasn’t truly leaning into my “purpose”. The thing is, I wasn’t having fun or being creative. I was only playing it “safe”.

But where is the fun in that?!

Which is why I started “Fashion is Spiritual”. The one thing that I’ve always wanted to pursue but never gave it my all was fashion and style. This was the missing piece. In fact, now that I’ve been pursuing fashion and style for the past two months, I feel so free.

I feel creative and I’m having fun doing it.
Is it currently making me money? No, but does it have to?

Can we not enjoy things and pursue our passions without always worrying about if people care enough to make a dime from it? Could I make this into a business? Sure! Do I want it to be successful? Absolutely!

But, the way I view “success” isn’t if it makes money or if other people enjoy my work. The most important key to “success” is that I can look in the mirror and be proud of myself that I gave it my all. That I had fun in the process.

Which got me thinking…
There’s this question that’s been stirring in my head this past week. So much so that I even wrote it on my bathroom mirror as a daily reminder.

“But, are you having fun?”

This question has been a constant reminder that if I’m not having fun, it’s not worth it.

Now, I will preface to say, we won’t always “like” our jobs. We won’t always have great days. Things still go wrong when you’re having fun. Mistakes are made and because we live in a digital space, comparison can slowly creep up. There may be days where we feel frustrated with our craft. But that doesn’t mean that we still can’t be creative and have fun.

I know for some of you reading this, this question rings true for you as well. This question is something that you need to ask yourself. For some of you, this question may throw you for a loop. But, it may be the question you need to jumpstart your passion.

You can be “killing” it in your business.
But, are you having fun?

You can make all the money in the world.
But, are you having fun?

You can have all the fame, success, and stature your heart desires.
But, are you having fun?

Well, are you?

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