Be Brave, Be Bold! Find your #LifeMeant

“You are so brave!” The most common statement said to me after sharing that I am moving abroad to teach in Bahrain. This comment has pilfered through my mind since I made the decision to move abroad, one rainy November afternoon back in 2013.

While packing my life away today, I happened upon a poem I wrote in 1996, during a college poetry class.

After reading the poem, it seemed apropos as I embark for the greatest adventure of my lifetime. Finding one’s  #Lifemeant is no easy feat. It’s intimidating and invigorating.  There are those who revel in the security and comforts of home, being in the same place their entire lives. Then there is me. The wanderlust gypsy of change. I am clearly suffering from resfeber. Ha!!


“I could never do what you are doing!” Yet another phrase expressed when I share my dream. I never know what to say back. I think…I’m just following my dreams. I don’t want to look back in 20 years and say I should have done this. Besides, its on my list of 100 goals in 100 weeks. (2-1/2 years) The urge travel and experience new things runs like fire through my veins. The Germans call it “fernwah” or better known as wanderlust.

The other day I read a fantastic post on www.lifehack.org. Diana Reid writes about “How To Put Meaning Back Into Your Life”

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/how-put-meaning-back-into-your-life.html

One of the ideas that she shares is “Do Something You Have Always Wanted to Do.” Well, I have always wanted to live in a foreign country. It so happens that also involves following my passion – teaching.  Another suggestion by Reid.

So it seems, I am on the right path. Are you? Are you happy or bored? Do you have meaning in your life that is just your own dream or goal? Are you afraid of change or do you embrace it?

“The road of life lies in our hands.” Amy O’Meara

So here is my challenge. Don’t wait. Try something different that you have always wanted to do. Start working on your own #LifeMeant. It can be big or small. Set the goal and go for it! What do you have to lose? Life is short. Have no regrets!

I would love for you to share by commenting on this post. Also, please include the following hashtag: #LifeMeant If you are following your #LifeMeant, then please share that too!

Also, please include that hashtag on any other social media outlet that you use, be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, your blog, link my blog to yours, etc. Share a photo too! This way we are all linked together.

“Be brave! Be bold!” Find your own #Lifemeant

I look forward to your comments!! Good luck!!

Amy

8 Comments on “Be Brave, Be Bold! Find your #LifeMeant

  1. I am so certain you are making the right direction as I have been in your shoes many times. I went to Cambodia when my other friends were beginning to be lawyers. I turned my back on law and ventured out in the world instead. Now this time, like you, I am moving to Cairo to teach. And although there are days that I wonder about this next move, I know the good always outweighs the bad and the experience is always worth it. Best of luck in Bahrain. Cheryl

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  2. Firstly congrats, wishing you the very best and I am sure it will be an experience of a life time. I recently wrote a post on moving to the UK so I can relate in a way, it was both beautifully exciting and scary at the same time plus I was a teenager being moved away from my friends and entering a whole new arena. Good luck and God bless x

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  3. You are brave and bold for reaching out and going on this wonderful move! My husband and I keep toying with the idea of moving but with a 16 month old and grandparents that would get very upset if they couldn’t see him as often, we’ve put it on the back burner for now!

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