This past year has been such an incredible year with intense highs and lows. I had many close people I cared about leave my life and I had many amazing, beautiful, loving people enter it.
This year has been the first time I have been able to say that I have begun to find who I am as a person. Although I continue to grow and change, I can say that I no longer am afraid of being “lost.” Because, sometimes you can be lost in the right direction… right?
This year challenged me so much. I felt like I had to hit a lowest of lows to finally reach my higher highs. I have finally been able to express myself freely in the creative manner that I have always desired, through fashion, writing and just about every aspect of my life. I have gained confidence in the person I am, which all derived from finally finding a place of belonging.
I am not in a rush to grow up but I have been able to embrace that something special comes from each year of living. So, I wanted to share the best things turning 24 has taught me.
life is messy and its okay.
Growth is important: Always challenge yourself. Never get too comfortable.
Be open to meeting new people and forming new relationships.
The people you surround yourself with are everything. I repeat…. Everything
Embrace what happens– there is a lesson to be learned- with each new hardship comes growth- you may lose yourself in these times or if you embrace them you may find yourself in these times
It is all about perspective
Don’t be afraid to be yourself: Freedom is the ultimate form of happiness
Slow down and enjoy life
“Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear”
Just live your life. Don’t worry too much about everything else. If it makes you happy then do it. Blogging makes me happy. Creating content makes me happy. If I am not creating constantly I literally get sad. This is something that makes me feel alive and if I listened to all the negatives I wouldn’t be doing what I love, every single day.
If you have a dream, start now
I started blogging about three years ago today.. About food, fitness and mental health. I got all the images from stock photos or some snapshots of food in my kitchen. My theme was simple and my writing was subpar. I didn’t tell anyone about my blog for the first year because I just wanted to work on it and develop it. I’m so glad I started it then because it has turned into something better than I could have ever imagined. And it’s all because of dedication and that one decision to finally start. The last couple months I decided to take my blog a little more seriously and it has made me so happy to see it evolve. Go after what you want and start now!
Dont be so hard on yourself
Live with an Open Mind- Don’t be cynical
Believe in yourself
“One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.” – John Stuart Mill
I pulled this quote from my daily positive quotations book and this one happened to be assigned to my actual birthday, today, April 14th. It follows with something I completely agree with, ” when we really put our heart and soul into something, we’re unstoppable.”
And lastly, you can never have too many shoes.
Thanks for reading darlings. Until next time.