Why didn’t I write this article sooner? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself pretty consistently as of late. I’ve had this blog up and running for almost a year now, and until today I’ve never taken the time to share with my readers exactly why I started this website to begin with. Shame on me. But hindsight is 20/20, and it’s better late than never. So I decided to take some time today to explain to you exactly why I started this blog, my vision for Free in You, and what I hope to impart to you throughout this journey.
When I first conceived of Free in You as a business in my mind, I was going through growing pains of my own. Like most people, I found myself unfulfilled and frustrated with the many unfruitful pursuits for happiness that I had engaged in. It was to a point that I was listening to and reading any and everything to find that elusive “key to happiness.”
Have you ever found yourself there? Knowing, in your heart of hearts, that there’s more to life than where you are. Being disappointed in where you find yourself at current, constantly thinking I thought I’d be further along than this by now. I guess we’re all a little ambitious with our expectations and the timelines we’ve set for our lives. And deep down we know that these expectations are leaning more toward the unrealistic side. Yet we set those expectations anyway and inadvertently set ourselves up for failure in the process. And we do it all in the name of “happiness.”
Perhaps I’m being a bit presumptuous in speaking for everyone. But I truly believe that most of what we do is driven by a desire to be happy. We seek riches because we think it’ll make us happy. We seek success because we think it’ll make us happy. We seek relationships because we think love will bring us happiness. And to a certain extent that may be right. But it’s not the end all, be all. Want to know why? Because many people who have money, success, and relationships (most of these relationships having no substance) find that they are still unhappy. So if those aren’t the key then what is?
I’ve always been of the opinion that if you diligently search for something, it’s only a matter of time before you find it. And with that mindset in tow, I continued on with my search. I would not be defeated (guess it’s the driver in me). But my persistence paid off. In my searching, I learned early on that things (especially those with no substance) will never bring you the joy that you are seeking. You may find it temporarily, but long-lasting joy requires something deeper than “things.” Long-lasting joy requires substance. Long-lasting joy requires life balance. Long-lasting joy requires freedom. And that is the premise upon which I birthed this site.