I have a very specific vision of myself.

Quietly residing inside my mind.

Comparing itself with the current reality I live in, every day.

It narrates all day long.

And it keeps pointing me in her direction.

It used to sound like a broken record.

I would ignore it, until recently. 

I realized it was my destiny. 

You know what I mean.

The voice inside of you that tells you, it’s meant to be different may be trying to get your attention.

It is possible that the version of you it is offering, is meant to be.

I am talking about everything that you don’t have in your life, but you think you should.

All the places you are supposed to visit, but you haven’t just yet.

The way your hair should fall on your face.

And the work you know you can create.

The things you know about yourself and others fail to recognize.

The books you haven’t written, but always wanted.

The recognition you deserve from your family but never gotten.

The connection you are supposed to have with friends.

All the things that you felt were meant to be. Are really meant to be. @SecondFirsts (Click to Tweet!)

And yes, of course, we can’t bring back the people we lost.

And we can’t age backwards.

But the other things. You know the ones I am talking about.

Don’t ignore the voice that tells you you should have them.

Don’t be mad at it.

It’s working hard so you don’t forget all that you deserve.

Don’t question it because it is hard to imagine yourself with so much goodness.

It is all yours for the taking.

Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, listen to it. 

And marvel at all your beautiful deservings. 

With my destiny calling,


Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, and Star Letters, and the host of the Dear Life Podcast. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and just released  her second book Where Did You Go on expanding the mind in ways that allows co-creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life. You can find more information on her website and follow her on FB or Twitter.

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