When I turned 25 ½ I started my blog, Creative Soul in Motion. I thought it would be a great way to keep myself accountable, to help motivate me so I could become the person that I had always wanted to be at 25 years old. I called it the Quarter Life Reconstruction Project and hoped to make some big changes in my life.
At this time in my life I was horribly unhappy, and felt confused, lost, and powerless. I wasn’t sure exactly what my new life would look like but I knew I wanted to write more often, feel strong and peaceful, figure out what really mattered to me, and where I belonged. I knew I wanted something more. Something different.
I had the best intentions; yet, not much changed over the next six months.
So on my 26th birthday I woke up disappointed. How could I be 26 already? My life was nothing what I had hoped it would be… Six months had gone by since I started my Reconstruction project but I was still unhappy. I felt stuck.
Laying in bed it dawned on me that I was standing in my own way.
By holding onto the past
Refusing to forgive
Playing the victim card
Focusing on the negative
Being terrified of change
I was holding myself back
Putting up barriers
There wasn’t any space
So I couldn’t move on, move forward
I needed to let go.
By letting go I could find
The night of my 26th birthday I wrote down all of the roadblocks in my way on slips of paper and burned each one in my friend’s fire-place. I was literally letting go of the burdens holding me back. Honestly, once the last slip turned to ashes it was like someone flipped a switch inside me. I literally felt lighter. Happier. It was a small act but had a huge impact on my heart and my mindset.
My first e-book, How to Lighten Your Load and Open Your Heart, shares my experience letting go and is offered on my site for free, as a gift to you.
Once you’ve shrugged off the pounds of sadness that have hardened your heart and pushed down on your shoulders you’ll find new energy and a new lightness within your soul. You’ll realize that anything is possible.
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Erin Madore is known for her radiant energy, bright smile and willingness to get real. After moving past her own barriers to happiness she knew that she could help other women though the same mindful yet bold approach she used to create a joyful, engaging life.
As a writer, life coach and wellness warrior Erin is dedicated to empowering and inspiring women through her writing, e-books, workshops and one-on-one sessions. Dedicated to helping people find clarity, direction and confidence Erin loves connecting with people on their journey to blissful well-being and happiness.
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