» By Melanie Curtis on February 6, 2015
So Santorini…….. Ohhhhh Santorini…….. I muse as I begin to write this post because Santorini for me now will always be synonymous with peace and healing for my soul. Yeah, ok, that sounds deep, but really… I rarely slow down. Partly because I really and truly LOVE my work, my life, my people, all the amazing opportunities I am faced with regularly, and the freedom I’ve created in my #mobileentrepreneur lifestyle to be able to fill my time with all these things.
I mean, I’m not in full-on FOMO (fear of missing out) all the time, but that’s definitely something I’ve had to learn to manage when faced with saying no to things I absolutely knew were awesome. Ya know?
“Oh sh*t, I have to choose between this awesome thing and that awesome thing!” Yeah, not complaining.
Still, the opportunity I often do miss is that quiet time for just myself. Sometimes we all have to recover, and that’s cool, ya know? Sometimes sh*t hits the fan, sometimes we’re just pooped, sometimes we’ve just been rockin’ out for a long while and a break is exactly what we need. Regardless, saying no is never a missed opportunity, but rather you saying yes to the opportunity that’s currently more valuable for YOU at that particular juncture.
I mean, I had 18 FULL DAYS in Santorini… I could have gone out to eat a million times… I could’ve visited the volcano… I could’ve gone on a boat ride… I could’ve sat in the hot tub at my place… I could’ve gone to the other end of the island… I could’ve done SO MUCH MORE.
But that’s always the case. And often a challenging perspective for those of us who know how much is possible when we put in our effort.
Instead I enjoyed my balcony… I enjoyed walking to the supermarket… I enjoyed making my own Greek salads… I enjoyed talking to my clients… I enjoyed writing with my feet up… I enjoyed running that coast every day… I enjoyed being the local I wanted to be there. I took advantage of the opportunity I had to do THAT.
What I’m saying is this…
Every choice we make is the opportunity we take.
Opportunities are never missed. We simply opt for one awesome thing over another. And the choice is always ours.
Best “problem” there is.
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~Melanie Curtis, CPC, ELI-MP
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