To Be (Or Not To Be) Your Destiny

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Often, I feel overwhelmed and confused when making decisions. Being born into a life of opportunity, I want to give back. I feel I need to do so many things in my life! I must be successful in so many roles. I get excited by these ideas, and then so easily lost. I start to distrust my instinct. I see too many directions and don’t know which to choose in the NOW. This may be a quintessential Generation Y, first-world problem.

A (not so) easy solution to this confusion is to focus and ask – who do I want to be?

I want to be honest and relaxed. I want to be a leader – strong and relatable. I want to be an amazing daughter, sister, friend and partner. I want to be a creative producer, worldly contributor and storyteller. I want to teach and learn, and never stop teaching or learning. I want to travel and meet strangers and laugh with all sorts of people in all sorts of places.

Then when I think about where I am, at 25, I realize: I am all/most of these things. I may not be all these things all the time. However, I am one of these things all of the time and all of these things some of the time! So, why don’t I trust myself and my decisions? Why don’t I trust the universe is unfolding as it should? Why don’t I trust me? There is always room to be better, which is what makes life so inviting. But under all my self-doubt and fear, I am the person I want to be… I am becoming my own destiny!

TRUTH OR DARE?! I dare you to ask yourself the truth about who you want to be. See if you can trust yourself to let go and be(come) that person. See if you can love yourself enough to be(come) your dreams. Try to stop looking outside yourself for what you need. Claim yourself, your life, as your destiny! Sometimes it takes two steps back to move one step forward. But the more I trust myself, the more I become myself.

I Decide

To be

My destiny

Click HERE for a kinetic art video that will help you believe the universe is unfolding as it should (courtesy of my magician uncle). ‘Tis a beautiful Dance of Destiny.


Love and Trust in the Flow,

xo Lauryn Elan Z


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