There is a song that I am kind of loving… “Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves.
It is not super new, but it is a fun, upbeat little number about the fact that no matter what we do, we will never please other people and that we should follow our hearts, our love, our passion, and just be happy with ourselves.
I find that song stuck in my head more often than not lately – something that I have taken as a bit of a sign.
Follow your arrow is another way of saying Carpe Diem. Another way of saying to take a leap of faith. Follow your heart. Be true to yourself. Take a risk.
I am not sure why it seems to have effected me as much as it has, but I hear the refrain in my head and I know that one of two things is happening:
- I am on the right path, content, and happy, following my heart.
- I am far from where I should be and I need to find my arrow and follow it.
There is something to be said for figuring out who you are. Earlier can be easier than for those of us who figure out who we are meant to be at a later age in life… we are often already on a path. A nice, paved, shiny path, complete with a mortgage, responsibilities, and commitments.
All this means is that it just might take a little more time, with slower shifts to get out of your current lane and onto that gravel path that leads to your destiny.
The road will be bumpy. Dirty. And when you fall, you might get some rocks in your knee.
It will, however, open your eyes to wonders anew and teach so much more about yourself – and your family.
So, where is your arrow pointing?
Follow it – it leads to the best adventure ever – your life.