Last week in When Your Plans Fall Apart I shared what happened when my Al Capone tour through the Tunnels of Moose Jaw was delayed. The most significant part (besides saving a young woman’s life!) was meeting a popular travel YouTuber called Alina Mcleod.
When Alina saw my YouTube channel, she called me a “van lifer.” But I’m not! When I tried to explain what I’m about, I floundered and failed. I was still fuzzy about what kind of channel—and what message—I want to share with the world.
Do you ever wonder that about your own life? Why you’re here, who you really are, and what you want to create?
Sometimes the answers are right in front of us, but we can’t see them because we’re too close (you can’t read the label when you’re inside the bottle). Sometimes we can see them but they seem boring, meaningless, or not as good as someone else’s. Or maybe we don’t feel good enough. We scare ourselves away from doing what we really want to do.
And sometimes we’re reluctant to start something new because what if it fails? What if we don’t like it? What if it’s dumb? What if nobody cares?
I get it. And I’m choosing to put all my fears and doubts aside so I can explore a new path for She Blossoms.
My upside down flower pot image—which was right in front of me the whole time!—fits perfectly with my new theme: adapting to unexpected, unwanted, unsavory changes in life. Feeling uprooted also suits my road trips, and my growing ability to embrace and even enjoy whatever is right in front of me.
Are you feeling uprooted? Or maybe it’s the opposite; you feel too deeply rooted, like you’re stuck in a rut or trapped in a cage. Maybe you need to tip over your own flower pot and start scattering seeds in new directions.
In When You Have No Control and Your Plans Fall Apart, I take you to the Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. That’s where I met Alina, and where my life changed. I felt uprooted and confused, uncertain and scared…and that was exactly where I was meant to be.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin.
Be gentle with yourself. You’re on the right path.
My Uprooted 🌱 She Blossoms Blogs
- How Love Blossoms (love & relationships)
- Blossom Tips (life, pets & family)
- Holy Blossoms (spirituality)
- Health Blossoms (women’s health)
- Writing Blossoms (writing & blogging)
- She Blossoms (breakups & broken hearts)