“She dreamed improbable dreams. Followed her heart & created her own little fairytale”
I always wondered what it would feel like to live a real life fairytale. But then I began to wonder what fairytales were portrayed to us as. Each and every fairytale had a perfect princess, who fell in love with a prince and that was her happy ending. But that is not my fairytale, and not my happy ending, and I don’t think that’s yours either. Yes we all crave love, and to be in love, but to call that our happy ending would be spurious because in reality, it’s just the beginning; a new chapter. A happy ending is our entire beautiful journey. It is not only the happy infinite moments, but also the bumps, bruises, and scars along the way. It is those moment that we mend ourselves back together, and we look back months, years later and say, “wow, I overcame that.” A fairytale includes all the small moments of life, a simple glance from a stranger, a precious childhood memory to a warm embrace from a loved one. It also includes big moments like falling in love, heartbreak, and the strength to start over. But most of all, your fairytale begins and ends with you. Falling in love with you is the best fairytale you could ever write. You have the pen in your hand and you have the power and choice to say “I can and I will.” There’s no place I’d rather be than right here in my real, imperfect, beautifully flawed fairytale, beginning and ending with a journey of discovering and finding me.
First and foremost, Happy May everyone! So I’ve decided to participate in http://lisamacycoaching.com/, “exercise challenge.” I have been needing some “me” time, apart from all my daily routines. So my goal for this challenge is going to be to get outside once a day and walk around my neighborhood with no phone! Just maybe some music, and allow myself some time to reflect. So not only will I gain some exercise, but I will also have some time for personal growth and mediation. I am not perfect, but I am perfectly imperfect! I hope this post today gives you some thought about setting a goal for this month of may! There is no better time to better yourself then NOW!!! So let the challenge begin!!!
How do you find yourself? When you are a little kid people often ask you the question, “what do you want to do when you grow up?” You eagerly, and easily are able to answer, a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, or whatever it may be you wanted to do. When you are in your 20s or 30s,and the same question is asked, most of us don’t find ourselves answering eagerly, or easily. As a little kid, our minds are open to endless possibilities which don’t seem to have any consequences or stresses. At this point in our lives, the stresses of the world have already crowded our minds and discouraged us from those endless possibilities. Life doesn’t end at each new age we turn. It only is a new beginning for us to discover ourselves on a deeper level. We cannot compare our lives to others our age, for they have not been given the same struggles or opportunities we have. So how do you find yourself? I do not have the perfect equation, but it starts with wanting to complicate your life and actually try. It starts with crowding out those negative thoughts in your head, and finding that little kid within yourself. You need to be your own number one fan. No outside force will help you discover that fire inside of you. Close your eyes for a second and feel it. Life can easily become a routine, and we are all guilty of becoming comfortable, but when you challenge yourself and find all that you are really capable of, your happiness will have no limits! Don’t limit yourself today! Take this Monday as a fresh start, a new beginning, and keep in your mind that the possibilities are endless.
I find myself often times being my hardest critic, ignoring the fact that I really should be my number one fan. How often I get discouraged with myself for not pushing myself harder, for not completing a task on time, or for simply not giving myself the best. Sometimes though, you need to quit fighting to be or go somewhere else. You can only just be the best you can be, right now, with what you have. Every day should be a celebration of you, because you have another day to inspire, to live, to love. You have another day to journey in finding a better you. Another day to looking at yourself in the mirror and say “hey looking good, that hard work is paying off.” Just appreciate yourself, and work hard for yourself, because in the end you want to leave an impression. I for one, want to be inspiration. Coming across this Joel Osteen quote, I want it to leave it off with you to reflect on and enjoy!
“When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When you nobody else compliments you, compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. It should come from the inside.”
We all search for balance in our lives. Balance in relationships, in friendships, in work, and in family. This idea has always been curious to me, because I feel no matter how hard we strive, balance is an impossibility to accomplish. It is a nice idea, but it’s not reality. Some weeks our personal lives consume every bit of our energy that we forget to balance our social lives, or the piles of work we have. Other weeks, our relationships, or work life require more of our time, and often people think it can be put on the back burner. So how do we balance a plate full? Do we divide our time up, or is it impossible to have it all? For me, it’s all about what is your top priority. First and for most that should be YOU! You cannot entertain or help anyone if you don’t care for you. All the other priorities are individualized. Work, of course is a necessity, but some of my other priorities would out weigh it. Can a balance be achieved? Once you dig deep down, and see what truly is important to you, I think its possible to have some sort of balance. Of course the scale is going to be outweighed from time to time, but if you make it your priority, nothing will get in your way, no excuses necessary. Just make sure you look at for you first. It is your number duty and priority. Wake up and push yourself to your limit!
Time is a funny thing.. Everyone says they are never going to get this or that done in time, or they want to be 30 and be in a certain place. But with changes and curve balls thrown at us everyday, how do we stay on track? And what if you are not guaranteed tomorrow? What would you do differently? I have suffered with up and down health conditions for over ten years, and was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease, a year and half ago. I never thought I would have an answer, and I don’t feel I spent ten years wasting away time, but instead every day I woke up with determination to be “normal.” Time for me now, has a different meaning. I not only have learned to appreciate every single moment I am given, but I appreciate more simplistic things, like being able to get out of bed in morning, and having a great workout. More importantly, time has given me the opportunity to really appreciate and show the ones I hold near and dear to me, how much they mean to me. I find simple ways, to show them now, not tomorrow, next week, or in the future. You can sit here and plan and plan your life away, but if you don’t turn your head and look around, it will all disappear. Look down at your watch, and watch the minutes tick away, or get up and go spread your light! I am sure someone out there could use it! Happy Wednesday, workout hard, smile, laugh, and look up! Something better is on it’s way!!!! Be You Always!!
Right now before you bat your eye lashes one more time, you sit here wishing and hoping that when you close your eyes,all of the days struggles and frustrations will disappear. You hope that you will dream of something grand and that it will come true. Close those eyes now. See it coming true, wake up in the morning and live your dreams. Live everything you hope for. Live for you, for your happiness. Your happiness makes up you. Now I close my eyes, forgetting the past day, and staring at a plain black slab that’s waiting to be colored. Paint a rainbow, your choices are endless. And remember, you’ll always come back to this plain black slab every night, so there’s always another possibility. Just wait, and hope for a better day.
“Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!”
Some find it hard to let go of what’s on their mind even in the company of friends and on going conversations. You can feel them thinking, and pressuring themselves. I myself am guilty of this, and when I am so involved, I take myself to my place of mental clarity. It is a quaint private park, with a beautiful view of the beach. Something so soothing about it, that time just literally stops. I have always come to this place to write, to relax, and just to breathe. Last year, the gym became my second mental clarity place. I get lost in the struggle to keep up on treadmill, and the music streaming into my ears. Sometimes I can almost just see myself in the gym alone, and be there in that moment. Today, I hope that on the start of a new week, you find time to find a moment of mental clarity. Take another step on to finding a better you!!! Enjoy the moments of today, of now! We only get them once! Post your places of mental clarity! Hope you exercised with me today, even if it was only ten minutes. Always remember, I am here and so proud of you!