Does your soul feel lost, like something is missing that it needs to find? Are you always searching? Wanting to learn more, do more, see more, experience more? Do people in your life suggest you’re restless or will never be satisfied? Maybe you’ve been told you need to become more responsible, get a ‘real’ job, accept responsibilities, stop being a dreamer, just pick one thing and stick to it? I’ve heard all those things too.

I’ve spent decades trying to fit in to the societal boxes that I thought I was supposed to fit into if I wanted to be a responsible, intelligent, successful adult. Although I have always been more of a leader than a follower, and I’m really good at encouraging others to live their authentic life, I’ve been horrible at doing that for myself. I’ve tried to align myself with thought patterns of those whom I see as successful, at least in their financial life, but my soul is restless . . .

Ahh, a big realization . . . my soul is restless! Yes! It. Is. And finally, FINALLY, I’m learning to embrace that and be oh-so-grateful for this restless, beautiful soul of mine. Do you know why?

Because my Restless Soul ignites me!! It’s what makes me ME! I finally realize I LOVE MY RESTLESS SOUL! I want to shout it from the mountaintops, because that would mean that I would need to climb to the mountaintop to shout it from and that sounds FUN!

My Restless Soul is why I’ve bicycled the entire Outer Banks in North Carolina, why I’ve been a part of starting and managing numerous businesses, it’s why my husband and our family have experienced living in different types of homes, each one meeting the needs of our lives at the time. It’s why we took non-traditional paths of educating our children. It’s why I have such a beautiful, healthy relationship with my kids, because my Restless Soul was always searching for fun ways to do things, for ways to help them understand what they were really feeling even when their words couldn’t tell me, because I understood their restless souls.

My Restless Soul is what is shouting ‘You can do it!’, ’It’s finally time!’, as I build my newest creation named Boldly Joyful to help others embrace their restless souls. It’s what is encouraging me to embrace our family moving to a new state, to leave a strong family business to venture out on our own; to blaze our own trail, and I couldn’t be more excited. I can’t even hear the voice of fear because my Restless Soul is shouting encouraging words so loudly!

If you too have a restless soul, an incessant curiosity for life, a joy-seeking, never-be- tamed, love-to-be-free, restless soul, I invite you to embrace that beautiful soul. If you feel restless, it just means your soul is ready to go and ready to grow! You have permission to live a life others may not understand.

Search out ways to ignite that flame that is your restless soul and see where it takes you.

“Today is YOUR day, your mountain is waiting so get on your way!”

Dr. Seuss’

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