April 1st, 2019:

A few years ago, I had no idea what I wanted I do, so I made a decision to “say yes” to every opportunity that came my way to see where it led. I believed if something was presented to me, it was meant for me and that the doors that opened for me were guiding me to where I was meant to be. And those “yesses” led me to cool places and even cooler people.

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However, now that I know exactly what I want, and more importantly, what I don’t want, I’ve realized I need to learn how to say “no” because not everything life presents to me is meant for me. And it’s a nice feeling to be at a point where I know myself well enough to decipher.

I’ve realized that sometimes, it’s important to fight for what you want. To not always take the easy way of letting life guide you through what others throw at you. Rather, live on purpose. If a door opens for you with ease, but you don’t want to walk through it, then don’t. You don’t have to go with the flow all the time. If you want something and it’s not in your comfort zone, go out and get it! It’s far more fulfilling.

Update as of September 7th, 2020:

I’m not sure I know exactly what I want, but I have an idea. I have a plethora of goals. So many goals that I’m not sure I’ll accomplish all of them and that’s okay. But, I think choosing and setting my sights on only one thing, in the long run, could cause me to miss out on opportunities that I’m also interested in just because they are seemingly unrelated.

For years, I’ve put pressure on myself to make seemingly life-altering decisions as if I was supposed to be able to see where those decisions would lead in the future and be able to compare them to the outcomes of other decisions I could have made instead.

However, in the past few months, partially due to the pandemic, I’ve grown more comfortable in my uncertainty, realizing the importance of being honest with myself. The truth is none of us can see the future.

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All we can do is hope. So, we trust our guts and in the words of Anna from Frozen, “do the next right thing.”

I’m not sure if this realization is regression or if it’s just a result of having extra time for deeper reflection.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Let me know in the comments!

With love,



Published by Morgan Peace

Morgan Peace is the author of Piece by Peace: A Collection of Musings. She had created this blog to share the pebbles of wisdom that she picks up on her journey.

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