I’ve been called stupid before for letting something go that wasn’t in alignment with my passions and belief. I walked away from what to others seemed like an opportunity of a lifetime for the sake of my sanity. I gave up a security that was costing me my well-being.
On Following Your Path
For what? Why would I walk away from a prestigious job?
For myself, for the smile of my child at home whose face lit up when knowing his mother would be around more, for the sense of peace deep within me knowing I don’t have to sell my soul for a paycheck. Plenty of reasons that truly I do not need to disclose here.
That nagging feeling has been inside me for years, I was just too afraid to take that leap of faith. Too scared to step into the unknown. Yet times and times again the signs were there. Big, bold and bright pulling on my heart strings.
Ever since I returned from the Joyful Living Retreat, the echoes in my heart became louder and nearly impossible to ignore anymore. Awakened – if you will, that’s how it feels and with that, I gathered up all my courage and decided to take charge. The moment I decided, more and more “coincidences” (I honestly don’t believe in coincidence, I believe everything happens for the right reasons but let’s just use the term loosely here) are happening to me. It is as if the Universe trying to tell me “See, my dear? When you are on the right path, the right things will come your way.”
Changes, Big Changes
The support group I started 2 years ago for single moms in Indonesia is growing rapidly and definitely need my time greatly to develop and execute more plans. I was interviewed by Jawa Pos TV, one of the local TV stations in Indonesia last week for their Untuk Perempuan (For Women) show that will air tomorrow (hey, if you’re in Indonesia do tuned in on their channel 60 UHF!). They found me through Scoops of Joy and discovered about Single Moms Indonesia (SMI) which they took great interest in covering.
After my one-on-one interview with the gorgeous host, SMI throws a small gathering at the park last week. Big family picnic of us moms and our kiddos to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary that fell last month on 7 September 2016. The TV crew was there to do coverage on our activities as well as additional shooting for me and my boy.
If I needed a reassure than I am taking the right steps, all I had to do is look at the members of our support group and feel their love. Their happy faces, their courage and bravery, their love. I knew, I am on the right path!
Just look at the love, joy, and laughter we shared on this video!
As nervous as I was on this second TV interview, I patted myself on the back for trying to be more comfortable in front of the camera. All of these times, I am one who would rather work and do everything behind the scene and avoid being put in the spotlight. Yes, I have room for improvements where gradually I know I will be more at ease.
Scoops of Joy also needs lots of TLC from me, I have been so busy with work before to keep my baby afloat and I had to turn down so many invitations before. Not anymore, people! I am driving Scoops of Joy at full speed now.
If there’s one person that I must publicly thank for this new chapter…without a doubt, it goes out to my beloved partner/fiancé who has been nothing but supportive. Oh, don’t forget my crazy BFFs who not only nudge me but pushed me with so much love. I love these people big time. They are my people, my tribe!
So there you go! A brief update from me, Maureen, a writer, founder of Single Moms Indonesia, a full-time blogger and living voraciously to find joy daily!
What about you, friends? Do you feel like you are following your life path?