I reached a point in my life where I felt as though I needed to meet people who were "further along" than I was in order for me to keep growing or evolving as a person. In truth, I would never encounter or experience growth the way I truly wanted with a mindset that led me to stay within my comfort zone, to continuously search outside of myself by playing it safe and keeping a closed mind to the opportunities, experiences or relationships that were right there in front of me. I was inevitably stuck within my own ways and limitations which in turn was limiting my growth. The longer I searched for this encounter or experience, the more I felt stuck, frustrated and disappointed and eventually became content with the idea of never finding those opportunities or meeting those people.
Today I'm going to be talking about how to write. I want to discuss writing as a form of self-care and self love. I want to use words to create pieces of writing to inspire others and help myself express my ideas, thoughts and opinions.
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I wish I had a record of all the synchronicities I've encountered in my lifetime. Think about those instances where you've had a fleeting thought about something seemingly random, just to have that "thing" show up in your life experience a short time later.
All of us have heard the old adage, “You can’t love someone else until you love yourself.” Yet, I personally know so many people who don’t even care about themselves, aren’t able to treat themselves with a healthy regard and respect, or are always looking for someone else to fill the holes inside of them. If there is one thing I can tell you now, I will shout it from the fucking rooftops:
I am a very empathetic person. I really feel for other's pain when they are going through something, and am also someone who will forgive people for when they do me wrong pretty easily. I suppose because I have not had the easiest life that I know none of us are perfect. Regardless, I treat people well, because in this world we should just treat everyone with kindness because we have no idea what anyone is going through. When it comes to myself though I really don't do the best job as being kind to myself.
There’s a lot, and a little discussion about emotions.
Who hasn't experienced going out with friends when they actually didn't want to? Yeah, we've all been there. I'm a student, fourth year of college. And in the last four years, I've been to a lot of parties because I didn't have the courage to say "no" to people.
Since I began my life as a digital nomad, just about every person I talk to tells me how brave I am and how they’d never be able to do something like that. Thing is, I don’t feel brave. I don’t feel like the person they seem to think I am. Taking a flying leap into an unknown, unconventional way of doing things wasn’t how I thought my life would unfold. In fact, I often sit back and wonder, “How’d I get here?” and “What exactly was I thinking again?”
The ultimate guide to taking care of yourself, while taking care of others.
“Transforming into my TRUER self. What does 'truer' self mean? I’m not sure.”