Packing Light for Life

“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” Charles Warner

Given the world we live it it seems almost impossible that we could live baggage-free lives.  So the challenge to us becomes learning what baggage to carry with us, and what to leave behind.  It’s not easy to leave things behind, but it’s important to if you want to move forward with your life in a healthy way.

When a big life change like being pregnant or losing your job occurs, usually there’s a period of settling and getting adjusted, and then after that you have to choose how to move forward, and what your attitude will be as you go.  But if you want a new job or want to keep the baby, you’ve got to start preparing for the future.  Part of preparing for the future means leaving things behind.  Your life shouldn’t remain exactly as it was before children, nor should you job search as if you were going to get the exact same job with the exact same company.

When you deal with a change you have to choose what comes next for you.  Do you take the new opportunities held out to you or do you stick with what you know?  Life becomes much simpler when you’re able to choose to voluntarily move into the next phase of your life.  It’s not always easy to leave the pain or the good stuff behind; they are a part of who we are.  But your ability to let things become just memories and not weights in your life will enable you to move forward in a way that someone who couldn’t let go could.

I’m not saying that we should let go of all our possessions, or not care about anything in our lives.  It’s impossible to do that.  But the larger reality is that life changes and moves on.  I encourage you to consider what areas you’re holding back on in life, and choose to reach for the amazing potential just waiting for you.


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