Settling 

Settling—

• The 8 letter action of taking what you’re given, regardless of knowing you deserve so much more •

We all do it. We settle. For mediocre jobs we grow sick of after the first month. For safe relationships that fail to make our hearts pump out of our chests. For the average. For the comfortable reach. For fear of what would follow if we did not, we settle. 

I once settled for a job that paid the bills, yet made every miserable morning a struggle to leave my bed. Still, I settled. Because my future of finances gave me no choice but to. 

I once settled for a love that never reached its highest potential. A love that left me disappointed on many occasions, and hopelessly wishing for more than the passion it lacked. Still, I settled. For the big picture– that white picket fence dream that might not happen, had I not settled. 

But what’s a horrid job and an unfulfilling relationship you’re left to tolerate the rest of your life? Quite unsettling.

I used to discard the way I wanted things to be, forcibly accepting that this was it. This is the best I can do. This is as good as it’s going to get. Boy, was I wrong. And I’m done settling for less than I deserve. Because I deserve a hell of a lot more than this.

“When something no longer moves your soul, you really have no choice but to let it go. Life is too short to waste it on the meaningless. Your existence should always be consumed with true fulfillment.” 

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