I’ve been thinking a lot lately about identity….. about what makes me me.
It’s crazy that we can lose touch with who we really are, but it seems to happen in a sneaky, undercover way that one day just reveals itself to you and leaves you thinking… hey, this isn’t me.
There are so many reasons why this can happen….. tough times, challenging circumstances, overload at work, but I think the key factor really comes down to one thing: Not taking the time to connect with your gut instinct, your essence, your soul.
Whatever you call it, it’s that voice deep inside that grumbles when you are doing something that doesn’t align with your values.
The scary thing is, the more we suppress it, the less we hear it. We know it’s there, but we’ve conditioned ourselves to use our heads instead of our hearts.
I’m taking a stand….. it’s time to reconnect with me again. I feel like I’ve spent too long prioritizing the wrong things.
It’s time to find my glow again.
I wanted to give myself a challenge, something that would make my soul shine again.
I thought about it for a while….
What’s one thing that I could do that could only have awesome results?
What is the one thing I could do that would make me feel more like me?
What is the one thing I could do that would feel like a gift to myself?
It was simple…… spend more time in the ocean.
Surfing feels like home. Surfing makes me feel alive.
So I’ve decided to commit to surf every single day for 100 days. Rain or shine. I’m telling you because I want to be held accountable. This is important to me.
It’s only Day 4 and already I feel more like the Linzi I Love. My shoulders are sore, my nose is a little sunburnt and my skin is salty. Yoga feels better than ever. Waking up seems easier when I know I’m headed straight to the beach. I’m dreaming of surf trips again.
Yesterday, as I was getting changed in the carpark after my surf, a little boy looked over at me, smiled and said to his dad, "Can I go speak to the mermaid?’
what can you decide to do today that will make you feel like you again?
decide to glow
I’m using a GoPro to film my 100 days of surf... come on over to Facebook to check it out!