Day 186

I am flying to Melbourne this morning. I got to the terminal and went to get a fresh juice. There was a familiar looking man standing next to me. I was thinking “how do I know you?” Then I realised it was John from ‘Married at First Sight’! Haha. I am heading down to spend the weekend with some of my soul sisters. It is the Beautiful You Academy Awards Night on Friday and I have an Airbnb in the city with my gorgeous friend Jae. Jae is up for an award for her amazing online program Next Gen and for the Emerging Coach award. A few other friends are nominated for awards and I can’t wait to cheer them all on! I have a friends coming from the US, Europe and all over Australia. I am in for a few big days of fun.

Today I am going to the National Gallery of Victoria with my friend Jolinda whom is also up for an award, there is an amazing contemporary exhibition on. Truth be told the only reason I know it’s on is that Will Smith visited it a few weeks ago and posted it on his Instagram. If you haven’t checked out his videos I would recommend them. Will Smith knows what’s up! He is wise and insightful and I love his simple approach to explaining how to live a happier life. So here I am sitting on the plane thinking about how grateful I am to live this life. How grateful I am to have the amazing support around me. How grateful I am to live in this beautiful country.

One thing really stuck with me from the minimalists show on Tuesday was that in the Q&A one girl asked what to do with her life as she was scared on taking on a career in film, as that was her passion. She was scared of failing and believed there wasn’t many opportunities in the industry. Joshua responded with “your parents didn’t bust their ass for 23 years bringing you up in this world for you to do something you hate each day”. Plain and simple. It really struck a chord as I was like whooaaahh. I don’t have a great relationship with my parents but they did the best they could with what they had. I am not only doing myself an injustice by going back to a career I don’t love. I am letting them down for all the years they brought me up. Why are we so scared of failure? Or having a career/business we actually love? Why does fear keep us playing small in our lives? Our society lives and breathes fear daily. I don’t want to buy into it anymore.

Hamish thank you for helping me see that there is another way of living

Author: Jodie Matthews

I am a mother, writer, mindful life coach, minimalist and many other things. I love mother nature. I am happiest when I am floating in the ocean. I am a keen traveller and love to explore and discover new places. You can connect with me further on instagram at @jodieleannematthews

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