Figuring Things Out on The Fly

I’ve wanted to teach since I was 5-years old. I can remember hating my Kindergarten teacher because she had us do the same things every single day. It was the most boring Kindergarten class ever. To be fair to her, she was pregnant that year and I don’t think she was feeling the greatest as a result. It was definitely a survival thing for her until she go on leave. Now, as an adult, I feel bad for her. I’ve done that and it sucks! But, I also thank her now too because she, inadvertently made me a better teacher years later.

One of the qualities that can make a good teacher is the ability to think on one’s feet, while standing in front of a class, teaching a lesson that is going over like a lead balloon, figuring out how to fix it while keeping the lesson moving. Getting really good at winging it is just part of life in a classroom, whether we’re teaching adults or children!

Life is all about winging it too! Even the best-laid plans tend to come crashing down around us sometimes. Learning to get creative with what’s going on, not taking everything personally, getting okay with not knowing everything, making mistakes and being comfortable in our own skin, are all skills that help us navigate life more easily. None of these are easy and many of us struggle with just getting up in the morning. Life is no easy feat sometimes and it’s not for the faint of heart either!

I’ve made a life of figuring things out on the fly. Yep, I learn the hard way frequently, I take the scenic tour often and I get lost sometimes too, that GPS just doesn’t always work right! But, I know I’ll always end up right back where I’m supposed to be. It doesn’t matter how big or small the proverbial detour might be.

My entire life is a work-in-progress. Am I figuring it out? Well, maybe and maybe to some it looks like I’m kind of getting my stuff together. But honestly, there is no secret formula to this. It’s about learning to trust myself, knowing the path won’t disappear from underneath my feet, getting okay with my own truth (that’s a huge life lesson for me) and just being okay in my own dang skin! Once I got to there, or even close to there (It’s a game of horseshoes, not darts! Close counts!) it started to get easier.

I don’t beat myself up for the fits and starts I get into either. I’m not mad at myself for sitting around for the last couple of weeks. That was a necessary rest. I’m not mad at myself for the 99 iterations of my business I’ve had. I’m not mad at myself for the choices I made years ago. I don’t regret my life. It happened. Simple as that.

Get okay with winging it! Get okay with making it up as you go along. Allow your own truth to show up in your life as you progress. This doesn’t have to be a horrible experience. Life is very little of what happens to us. It is mostly how we perceive what happens and what we hold on to because of it. We all take on crappy messages. We all have experiences we’d rather not have had. We all have pain. It’s what we do with it that determines our happiness and success in life, not the experience and not the pain. It’s all there for a purpose. Trust that.

The other day I pulled the 3 of Pentacles and the 3 of Swords. The 3 of Pentacles is about collaboration, purpose, business and work. The Pentacles are Earth energy, meaning that it’s all the things on the material plane like money, jobs and possessions. The 3 of Swords is pain or healing, depending on the scenario. Together they indicate that there was purpose in the pain in my life and there was. Now I get to share my experience of that pain and teach others how to overcome it and not let it ruin their lives.

Trust me, just wing it and let it go. Nothing that is for you will go by you. Nothing you can do will stop the wheels of fate from spinning in the direction you want them to go. You can and will have what you want. Trust yourself and go with it! You get to be okay too!

Sending love to all!

Laura

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