Trust the Process
Alright, I’m not going to sugar coat it, it’s been a while. I started drafting this post over a year and a half ago - Wait, excuse me, say what? I know, how can that be, I think to myself, shaking my head. Thirty four is just around the corner, and three new dots, signifying life-defining events, have been added to my lifeline. It hasn’t been easy, trusting the process - It came with some bumps and bruises, but I’m figuring out how to make them hurt less and less. Everything for a reason, and I feel right on course.
Timing is Everything
Having a job fall into my lap upon arriving back in San Diego was the world conspiring and the first of three dots. I created new habits and started seeing results, self-care became a positive daily practice, and I started loving myself more than I ever have. Others started to notice, and then, it happened.
My most highly anticipated intuition, and second dot finally manifested itself, just as I knew it would - Thank You, Universe. I’m beyond grateful for this priceless gift/man in my life, he has brought me so much joy and never ceases to leave me breathless through the ways he loves. It comes with the challenges every relationship does, but the synergy of pure love, appreciation, and passions alike, this dot on my lifeline was a stop I was more than anxious to arrive at.
Do What You Have to Do, Until You Can Do What You Want to Do
After my role drastically shifted over the course of two years, the company I was with decided to restructure, leaving me with a “package” and an opportunity to switch focus back onto my Tiny House and journey to live and work autonomously. This was the third and most recent dot to plot its course on the map of my life.
I’ve never been more excited to turn another year older, or more scared to see what’s in store. Spring has sprung, and I’m shedding a layer - letting go of limiting habits, learning lessons and new ways to love myself and my partner, while embracing change and inevitable obstacles. It’s going to be hard; Really, really hard, but I am ecstatic to stimulate my mind and grow, a lot.
I felt such a current of discontent in my last position; It took a toll on my spirit, but also fed into the need to express something, and there was a beauty in that process. While planning, aspiring and anticipating the next chapter, I was able to enjoy and appreciate the significance of all the opportunities, people, relationships and connections I was meant to create while at my job, but on the other hand, the darkness of the daily grind was there to ground me.
Just Keep Swimming...
It’s imperative to hit the ground running after a big life change, and I’ve never been more ready to lace up and get working on the hard things after I was laid off. I have self-motivation, paired with the support of family, friends and community all around me. I know it’s ultimately up to me to do the work - I’m proud of myself for taking advantage of the opportunities and services offered to me through LHH, and finding the Hera Hub, a spa-inspired environment that helps women launch and grow their business by giving them access to professional, collaborative work and meeting space, has been the support, inspiration and guidance I’ve needed to keep me informed, focused and encouraged as I transition into the next chapter of my career. These confirmations are a grounding rod, giving me clarity, perspective, along with purpose, and let me just say, watching the universe work in harmony is one heck of a good feeling.
The Time is Now
At my core, I want to give, love, laugh, learn, grow, practice self-care and resilience as I tackle daily challenges, and not succumb to the overwhelming potential of failure and being in a place of despair. It’s a life-long journey, discovering yourself and walking your path. It’s all about enjoying the moment and where you are right now, no matter where that is. If you are stuck in a place, understand it’s necessary to get you where you need to be, regardless of the pain and suffering, so embrace it, especially in the happiest of times.
Everything’s temporary - Be patient, persistant, grateful - Listen, learn and find humor in a situation. The successes, failures, pain, sorrow, excitement or the anticipation, it’s always changing, but I’m learning you don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. With luck in my shadows, I’m letting my instinct and intuition be my guide, and learning to be obsessed with following my passions and creating the best version of myself, as I believe it’s the quickest path to discovering your purpose.
Something Beautiful is on the Horizon
I invite you to join my cause and follow along if you feel drawn to my story, skills or potential. My goal is to connect and exchange stories, talents, services and resources throughout this process, presenting an equally beneficial opportunity for everyone involved. Collaborating with like-minded individuals creates a magic that doesn’t have a language, so powerful it doesn’t need to be explained, only felt. Those experiences are priceless, and ones I look forward to manifesting often, hopefully with YOU!
GoFundMe: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
The time is quickly approaching - With overwhelming support, I will be launching a GoFundMe campaign, so be on the lookout. I’m ready to expose my vision, call on the universe and team up with any and all resources to help launch my Tiny House dream into its final stages!
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work is the theme, and I’m relying on faith, family, community and my web of connections, old and new, to fuel the fire and light the way to building a one-of-a-kind sanctuary we can call Home, and a place all our own. The possibilities to collaborate are endless.
I appreciate and am grateful to all of you who are interested and supporting me.
Stay Tuned. Stay You.
Elena F. Rivera // Everything For a Reason