On Following Your Path

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

The Calling - Scoops of Joy

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.

The Swift

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.

With Jawa Post TV Host

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?



  1. October 7, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    victory dance!

    • October 10, 2016 / 11:04 am

      Joged bareng hahaha

  2. October 7, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    victory dance!!

  3. October 7, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Great post! It is very important to be comfortable and just do what you know is right for you! Good for you 🙂

    • October 10, 2016 / 11:05 am

      Thank you Jacqui! It is really important as it gives me an inner peace that I couldn’t find before.

  4. October 7, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Fabulous Maureen and good for you! It makes a difference when we follow our path. You are doing great and I am sure you are on for more and more good.
    Not so long ago I decided to pursue a dream, write and publish my books so more and more people have access to my words. I know one day I’ll live this dream full time. Each step is taking me there. And it feels great.

    • October 10, 2016 / 11:07 am

      Well done to you too, Marie! How inspiring, writing book(s) would be a dream come true and your story inspires me more. Thank you so much for that. It really feels amazing inside isn’t it when we know we are on the right track.

  5. October 7, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    Great post. I think I am still finding what bring me joy and unsure of my life path. But I will get there! Congrats to you!

    • October 10, 2016 / 11:08 am

      You will definitely get there, Jocelyn. Please continue to stay positive and be aware of the feelings inside your heart. They are your guide and may you be guided to the path that will bring you much joy. Thank you!

  6. October 8, 2016 / 7:11 am

    This is a very important, inspiring post. It’s so important to find something that you enjoy and that speaks to you. We work so much and so often – it’s much better if we can enjoy ourselves while doing it!

    • October 10, 2016 / 11:09 am

      Absolutely agree with you! When we do something because we truly enjoy it then it will not feel like work. Thank you so much, Jenn!

  7. October 8, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    Changes are always good, but big change can be very scary. With the right support and letting go of toxic people in your life can definitely help you along the correct path for you.

    • October 10, 2016 / 11:11 am

      Yes, it absolutely can be scary and I’ve felt it too but once I let of the fears and trust in the process and do my best…things just started to fall into place. I got to meet the right people, the right opportunities. It is amazing. Thanks you for sharing 🙂

  8. October 9, 2016 / 8:46 am

    Im always honest about not being a fan of changes but Im aware of how important they are. As I get older Ive managed to face changes head on and focus on the good.

    • October 10, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Hi Jasmine, yes changes can be uncomfortable and scary at times but I truly believe that’s where growth happens. Bravo to you, keep up doing the great work of focusing on the good!

  9. October 9, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    When faced with major life changes, I always remember a passage I read a few years ago which goes, “Change only means that something unexpected just happened.” I believe in following your dreams and moving your feet towards a path less traveled. I made a major life change and I can be proud to say that I am happier now than I have ever been.

    • October 10, 2016 / 11:15 am

      Annemarie, I absolutely LOVE that passage you shared here! Thank you so much for sharing them. It is so true and oh so inspiring to hear your own experience. Sometimes it is in those path less traveled that we discovered our happiness.

  10. October 12, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    It is so important to do the things that you love and are called to do! it feeds the soul!

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