I’m sitting here staring at the tab of my own website open on my computer. It says Jen Blau — Master your Life. And I wonder: Do we ever really?
The phrase feels unattainable even as I read it there on my tab. I don’t like it.
I have to change it. It might be gone by the time you’re reading this–yes, it likely will be. But why? It sounds good doesn’t it?
Master your life.
We think we can do it. Eventually.
But see, that’s the problem.
Eventually, we want to master our life. Eventually, we seem to think we can “get it right.” When, in truth, we’re always searching. The mastery is always in the future for us and rarely in the present.
We always hear, Life is like a stage. Except, it’s not. It’s more like a practice field. We get to throw stuff out there and see what works and what doesn’t. We get to learn from the practice and try to do better next time. And in reality, next time is just another practice in trying to do better.
I can’t tell you when the final show begins. Or if it ever does.
The lights are always on. Even on the practice field, even at dress rehearsal. Which is what I think life is more about. The dress rehearsal. The practice field. That’s where the real show is.
Here on the blog, in my podcast, and inside my private Facebook Lounge, I want to talk about life. I want to talk about uncovering our true selves, and I want to talk about mastering our experiences of living that life. But I don’t mean that we’ll master that life. I don’t mean there won’t be mess ups we’ll need to talk about. My own included.
I don’t want to give you that illusion of perfection. Or that it’s a place we can achieve and stay.
Life is about screwing it up. Understanding what the screw up means, and then figuring out how it could have been better. Then practicing the “better” next time. I don’t know when we get to the final show or if we ever do.
What I DO know for sure is that if you’re ready to hang out in the mess of uncovering your truth and to begin living it, whatever that looks like, you’re in the right place. Because that’s what I inspire for my own life.
And what I have learned to believe is this:
Our life lessons, the things we need to learn most, are the things we need to teach most to others around us.
So Here I am.