Break Free From Your Cage
by Joanne Troppello
For a moment, imagine yourself to be a wild animal recently brought into captivity to be housed in a zoo. I’m certain you’d act out defensively and most likely want to escape your new caged home. You’d long for the freedom of being outdoors again.
Of course, you’d be given food. In the beginning, you’d probably growl and swipe at the zookeeper or whoever brought you the food. However, there will come a turning point.
Soon, you’ll be so used to your caged environment that the fight will leave your spirit. You’ll soon begin thinking that you belong in this cage. You’ll start to believe that living in the confines of your new environment is where you were always meant to be and that there is absolutely no way that you could ever escape.
Now let’s get back to reality. You’re human again. Now, are you ready to break free from the cage you’re currently in?
Oh, let’s be truthful here. We’re all inside of some cages in our lives. We don’t always recognize that we are. Some of us are at the point of already losing the fire to fight back and have settled for a mediocre lifestyle. I know the feeling of being inside a cage.
I’ve worked for years in an office job and disliked the idea of getting up early every day just to drive a distance to work for someone else. I was getting paid a decent salary, but did I really have the time freedom that I wanted?
No. I didn’t. I was stuck in the daily grind that so many of us find ourselves in. After losing my job, I ended up working in the freelance field and today, my husband and I own our own marketing company and I enjoy my daily work as a freelance copywriter.
Whatever you find to do in life, I challenge you to think outside the box and break through your cage. Aren’t there things you’ve always wanted to do in life? Don’t you have dreams? Some of them that you think aren’t even possible for you to accomplish anymore? How sad is that, when we stop believing in our dreams.
Anything is possible if you believe in yourself and have an irrational faith that knows no bounds. A faith that believes in something greater than yourself—for me, that something else is God. He has great plans for our lives. We just need to trust Him one step at a time.
Are you in a cage in your life? Is there something that you are trying to break free from?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Pandora's Box Gazette.
She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, internet and media, travel and lifestyle, website content, app recommendations, and content for blogs.