Buckle Up It Is Going to Get Bumpy

buckle up it is going to get bumpyIf time travel were possible, I “might” be inclined to go back in time to speak to the much younger version of myself to both encourage and console that younger version of what lies ahead… I’d say, “ buckle up it is going to get bumpy .”

Keep in mind though, I would not do this to change history or my future back then… just to warn and encourage (me) to keep going no matter what… But what would I say?

Buckle Up It Is Going to Get Bumpy

  1. You can do anything that you set your mind to do. – You are going to do some amazing and awesome things in your life, some of which you never dreamed of. Follow you path and when new opportunities arise, never be afraid to go in a new direction.
  2. You are going to lose a lot along your way. – Loss is inevitable, and you are going to lose people and things that you are fond of as you go through life. That is okay… Sometimes things must leave in order for new things to arrive.
  3. Your heart WILL be broken… A Lot! – It comes along with the loss… people will break your heart, relationships will end, and death will take away those that you love the most… It is okay… a broken heart can be healed and love again. Be grateful for that pain as it means you are capable of loving greatly.
  4. You are going to mess up… a lot and badly! – You are going to pull some really serious bonehead moves in your life that are going to set you back drastically. But don’t worry… as long you learn from these mistakes and move on you will be fine and in the end what they end up doing is for your benefit as they ultimately provide course changes towards the positive.
  5. You ARE going to be happy. – It might take you some time to figure out but you will get there… After you are done chasing all of things that you “think” will make you happy and realizing that doesn’t work, you will search out (or within) and come up with your answer.
  6. No matter what always be yourself. – You are a rare species and because of that, you are not going to fit in all of the time… That is fine… keep being yourself no matter what because being your authentic self is when you are the happiest.
  7. You are loved! – There will be times when you feel alone and unloved and worse there will be times when you feel downright unlovable. Nothing can be further from the truth… Never forget or fail to remember how many people who are in your life who love you no matter what, because they do.
  8. Never stop dreaming. – Never limit yourself or what you can do to conventional reality… In some cases it might take nearly 20 years for a dream to come true but it will come true… trust me… Dream it… Believe it… Then DO IT!
  9. It is going to all be okay. – It won’t always be easy and it won’t always be fun but it is all going to be okay. You are going to be okay… better than okay actually but I will let you figure that out on your own. Buckle up it is going to get bumpy but it is going to all be okay… awesome, actually!

If you could go back in time and talk to your “younger self” what would you say to him or her?

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – A Certified Life Coach In Aspen Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten – 26 July 2015

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