One of the beauties of living our life on our terms is that we do not have to remain stuck doing the same things over and over again.
We can always branch out and do things that catch our interests and tickle our fancy.
We have the ability to explore the World and our different interests.
Life is too boring to sit down doing one thing for the rest of our life, even if it is something that we love.
That does not mean that we need to stop doing what we do love.
We can always add on more things in order to spice up our lives.
There are so many different things out there to be experienced.
We owe it to ourselves to open our life to something new every so often.
Many of us were raised to believe that someone who is all over the place and cannot stick to one thing is irresponsible, flighty and immature.
To go one-step further, that person was looked upon as selfish and viewed as not being grounded.
For years, I tried to confirm to Societies definition of what it means to be a responsible and mature Adult.
My brother was the perfect example and I spent years trying to be perfect like him.
I even went to University to get a Degree so that I would be viewed as sensible and levelheaded like my brother.
My life was so stifled and I was sick so many times that my grades suffered.
At the time, I did not realize what was contributing to my poor health.
It took my Doctor to tell me that I was suffering from acute stress and if I did not cut back on my pursuits, I would be dead within six months to a year.
That woke me up.
I began to realize that I'm not my brother and I'll never be "perfect" as he is.
I began to get to know who Trudy-Ann is outside of her brother's shadow and guess what, I found out that Trudy-Ann is a free spirit who loves to try many different things and is always all over the place.
I have so many interests that I can hardly keep up with myself and I love it.
My life is eclectic and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I am my own person and so are You! When we try to live our lives based on what Society says, we will find our creativity being stifled and soon we will start to feel our lives suffocating us.
That is what results in so many sickness, emotional pain and feelings of being out of balance within ourselves.
There are so many people living the regurgitated life of others instead of living their true selves.
There is a saying that goes, "When climbing the ladder of success, make sure that it is not leaning against somebody else's wall"...
Living our life based on the wishes of others will only create deep discontent within ourselves that is why it is so very important for us to begin creating our passion(s) and follow it unabashedly.
We can't continue to live our lives based on our family, friends and Society.
We would never be happy.
We also need to remove ourselves from any situation that is keeping us confined in a box.
There comes a time when we need to be strong within ourselves in order to build the confidence it takes to break the cycle of same-ness.
What do I mean by same-ness? I was recently watching a commercial for Tide Detergent Soap.
One woman was placing clothing of all colours into the washer without sorting them first.
Her mother, who was watching her said, "Why are you not sorting the colours? I sorted colours, my mother sorted colours and her mother sorted colours.
So sorting colours should be good enough for you too".
Her daughter replied, "With Tide Detergent, I no longer have to sort colours".
When her back was turned, her mother stole some Tide Detergent.
The daughter decided to break the cycle of past generations and she wasn't afraid to step out on her own and do things differently.
It is the same with us.
We do not have to follow the ways of others who came before us.
We can do what makes us happy and we can have fun trying out different things.
We don't have to get tied down to doing one thing just because that will make us seem stable, responsible and mature.
It is time that we define our own self and start to live our lives for ourselves and not for the external approval of others.
We can begin to define our life thus giving us the freedom to begin discovering and creating our passion.
Another reason why it is good to have a lot of things going on in our life, is that if one thing doesn't work out, you have something else to fall back on.
Think about it.
If we only had an Office Job and that was the only real thing going on in our life, can you imagine what would happen if we lost that Job? We would be devastated, because we had attached our identity to that job, so when we lose that job our identity is thus taken away from us.
Now, look at another scenario.
You have your Corporate Job, you have thriving relationships outside of work, you have hobbies, you have your religion and/or your Spirituality to work on, you are an Entrepreneur, etc.
Now, you have lost your Corporate Job.
You are disappointed, but you are not devastated.
Why? Because you have other things to occupy your mind, your heart and your time.
If at this point you still believe that you have failed at something or that you have no stick-tuitiv-ness, let's look at life another way.
Everything you do, every path you have taken is a win/win situation not a win/lose situation.
You have learned from the things you did not "complete".
You have grown from that experience.
Everything that you have done have prepared you for things to come, things that has not yet been revealed to you.
So be patient with yourself and enjoy the eclectic life that is yours.
Over time, your interests will change as you grow.
Accept the fact that you are a free spirit, so you cannot stick to any one thing.
Maturity comes from your own personal inner growth and not from the show of some external life that others measure maturity and sensibility by.
Take the time to get to know yourself and what you are passionate about.
You may need to try many different things before you settle, or you may never settle on any one thing.
That is what gives your life spice.
Have fun getting to know you, have fun enjoying your uniqueness.
Step out of the shadow of others and begin living your life based on your definition.
You are already a success so you don't have to be chasing down Societies definition of what it means to be a success.
Stop and smell the roses.
Fill your life with the things that gives your life purpose and makes you feel fulfilled.
Spread your wings and fly.