How I loved my 20’s so many great years, some sad years, a few scandalous years (#hidesface) but most of all a lot of growing and achieving great things…
Just be you
Well written…In my opinion we go through life stressing about finding the one when we should in essence be finding ourselves, making ourselves the best possible person we can be so that when we do eventually find that ‘one’ we are able to love more, give more and work towards making the most of lasting relationships. Life is hard as it is without being in relationships that do not serve us well.
Look at you and make the best possible decisions for yourself. If you wake up and the someone you are with is not building you-fulfilling your needs-loving you beyond just the words or making you feel like a Queen or King…Now is the time to sit down evaluate and make decisions…
I’m no Cinderella but all I’m saying is that I do deserve the best and we all deserve happily ever afters…
When I lived in the big apple (NYC) I used to love saying; there’s a worm in my apple, in relation to the hustle and bustle of the city and how I was just a tiny speck in a big big big pond of creatives, diversity and knowledge. (That worm was a smiley worm…happy to take big bites of the city and learn, absorb and mostly enjoy).
My time in NYC opened up my eyes to how everything we grow up being told is not what it is/has to be. I learnt a great deal about myself, likes/dislikes, loves/hates as well as spending a lot of time with my sister. I cried (I missed my mum, brother and friends), laughed (I was having one of the best times of my life and didn’t even realize it), ate a ton (how I love that my sister is a chef). Most important though I took time to look in the mirror and really see me- how often do we cruise through life and not pause and acknowledge our accomplishments, happy times and blessings. At some point along my journey I had stopped Thanking God, stopped loving myself and appreciating all the great things about my life. It took stepping away from my comfort zone and taking a leap into the unknown that I started really coming back to me..
I am an optimist and strongly believe everything happens for a reason- I took the negative connotation of a worm in my apple and made it positive and learnt so much…To not let negativity bring me down, to not let setbacks deter me from the bigger picture, to love myself ‘coz no one else is gonna do it better than U hunny’ and really reflect and get back to my beliefs and goals.
Be the worm in your apple (of life) and have that kind of determination to achieve more, gain more, grow more. Don’t let negativity or failures set you back. When you take bites out of life and learn to enjoy every bite (I’m certainly sure that worm enjoyed every bite of that apple) you start seeing your life purpose and really start living.
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