Well, 2018 you have been quite a year. As my dear sister friend, Mona put it, there were: Low lows. High lows. High highs, and High lows and I would not have traded any of it!
At 41, you think you know yourself pretty well. I sure did. Don’t get me wrong, I know who I am at my core, and that hasn’t changed. However, this year I learned valuable lessons that only this thing called LIFE can teach you.
I learned that I am so much stronger than I ever knew I was or could be. It really was a sink or swim type of year for me. Sometimes I willing went into the deep end of the waters and other times I was thrown in. The only thing that really matters is that I came out on the other side each and every time. And I am so much better for it.
I learned that NO is a complete and entire statement. No further explanations are needed or will be given. This is a hard a thing for many people to grasp. I realized that trying to please everyone and be everything to everybody left me often times feeling empty and incomplete. And I am no longer about that life. I guard my peace and energy like the precious gems that they are. I have noticed that the people that truly care and matter in your life will be OK if you take time to take care of you. Pay attention to the ones that don’t get that, they are most likely the ones you need a break from, I’m, just saying…
I also learned the graceful art of surrendering. I was so caught up in fighting every fight and proving that I was right that, that I literally made myself sick. They don’t call it dis-ease for nothing. That was a major wake up call for me. I was like, there is no way I am going to let this situation get the better of me. So, I decided that I had to make some changes. I didn’t need to fight every battle. My peace of mind and my health were more important than that. All the petty bickering was distracting me from the bigger picture. After all, surrender opens the door to receiving so I decided to get out of my own way.
However, the most important thing that I learned this year by far is that I am magical and have a divine purpose! I mean this in the humblest sense. I am magic, and you know what? So are you, we all are. Unfortunately, everyone is not aware of this and are not living in their magic. Not me. Not anymore! To dim my light to let others shine or make anyone comfortable Is not what I am here for. I will not be making myself small to please anybody anymore. We are all meant to shine and I owe it to myself to and the universe to do exactly what I was put here for.
I am still a work in progress but the journey to my true self has filled me with hope and peace of mind that I have never experienced before. As one year ends and another starts; I am wishing you the best year ever! Full of light, love, and laughter… lots of laughter.
“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling