Connecting the dots of your life

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You must trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

The quote above is from one of the most amazing speeches I’ve seen on YouTube given by Steve Jobs to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005. I have watched it more times than I like to admit and have shared it with pretty much everyone I could force to watch it (I know deep down everyone appreciated it lol!)

So how do my dots connect?

I was born in Cardiff, Wales and spent 15 years of my life there. When I was 11 my parents took me out of school for 3 months and we travelled around Australia with a stop off in Hong Kong which gave me life experience you could never learn in a school. We all fell in love with the State Queensland and just after my 15th Birthday my parent’s dreams became reality and we moved to Australia leaving behind our family, friends and life as we knew it.

I have had some of my darkness days in Australia, but I’ve also had some of my best and for a long time my life had been a graph of dots scattered randomly with no meaning or purpose. The most recent dot I have added to my life was being made redundant from my job I had worked in for over 7 years. This is still a very fresh dot in my life but I’m confident that it will somehow connect in the future. It may have taken 28 years, but I finally understand that if it wasn’t for all the ups and downs I’ve endured over the years I wouldn’t be on the path I am today.

Take some time to reflect on the dots in your life whether you are on the path you want to be or not. Celebrate your achievements so far and trust that no matter what dots are thrown at you (good or bad) they will somehow connect in the future.

Thanks for reading and make sure you share your smile with the world today ☮

4 Comments

  1. Tom Burton says:

    Very uplifting read! Hope you have a lovely 2019! ❤

    If you like, I was going to link to your blog in my next Sunshine Blogger Award (for bloggers who enjoy making positive content). There's no need to take part in the personal quiz if you'd prefer not to, but would you like your blog signposted so new readers could check it out?

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  2. Giulia says:

    Lovely post! I can relate to it, I could appreciate some events only after many years had passed 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I agree. I love uplifting messages. The Day to Day grind can be so dis-heartening.

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