Sep 13, 2019

Oath to Myself and Loved Ones

  1. I love you. I don't want to be so hard on you, and talk so harshly at times. I am sorry, and I appreciate you for exactly who you are.
  2. I am sorry I have doubted you and minimized your feelings. I apologize for imposing others' thoughts onto you.
  3. You are so very special. You have so much love, life, passion, consideration, and knowledge to give to this world.
  4. Please know that I will love you unconditionally through it all, and in the hard times, I will listen, not just hear, I will communicate not just talk, and I will be present, not just here
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Aug 09, 2019

I pray that we all find happiness...

I pray that we all find happiness. More than the temporary kind; more fulfilling than the impulsive kind. The real kind, in present tense. More than the hopeful futuristic version; more than the kind that originates from others. The kind of happiness that radiates throughout your face. It makes a home in your heart, warmth in your belly, and fire in your soul. Even on the bad days, it remains within you. That's the happiness I want for us all. That's the kind of happiness we all deserve.
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Jul 31, 2019

I have to remind myself often that most of us are trying our best...

I have to remind myself often that most of us are trying our best; we are trying to navigate this life that can be so confusing & difficult. We have all been through experiences that hurt us deeply. We are full of triggers even though we are healing. We cling to behaviors that are not always becoming like control and jealousy. We show our pain in different ways; it makes it difficult for others to understand why we say the things we say, and do the things we do. We are judged by saying too much & judged for saying nothing at all. We are in the process of learning more & growing more, & we need the space & compassion from others to just be human. Let's allow for the learning curve. Let's allow for educating & listening. Let's allow for the difference in perspectives, & lead with an open mind & an open heart.
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"As I was about to say the I was ready, I stopped myself..."
Jun 21, 2019

"As I was about to say the I was ready, I stopped myself..."

You are never ready. Trust me. I have spent years 'training' for situations that may or may not happen and getting ready for them. I am a planner and I thought that was a good thing until I realized I was planning my whole life without ever implementing them. Something always happened; something got pushed back.
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Apr 25, 2019

“Turning pain into purpose is the ultimate transformation.”

When I think of transformations, the physical one usually comes to mind. Everywhere you look, you see another weight loss transformation. You see another “glow up.” And I love seeing them. I think it is always important to take care of yourself, and especially your health.
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Apr 16, 2019

“Rejection is not a loss. It’s a chance for redirection.”

Nobody likes rejection. Even typing the word makes me think back to the days I felt like a failure. Rejection stung so bad. I wanted to look at it in a positive way. I wanted to believe people when they said that it wasn’t the right fit.
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Apr 09, 2019

"People who never apologize are the reason so many of us over apologize."

Wouldn’t it be nice if we all just took accountability for our actions and apologized? I wish. Those three simple words are so difficult for people and cause the demise of many relationships. I am sorry can make such a difference, yet we allow ourselves, our egos, and right fighting (amongst other things) to get in the way. To some, getting an apology might not be necessary for them to forgive and move forward. But, at least for me, it was essential for me to move forward.
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