Is Reading Enough?

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A Letter to My Present-Day Self

Red-flowers-in-a-meadow-on-a-background-sunsetI know if feels like everything around you is falling apart. I know you it feels like you’ve disappointed the people around you and that you could have done more or should have handled things better. The weight of the world falls heavily on your (almost) 24-year-old shoulders and you’re afraid you’ll drop all of the pieces you’re juggling.

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Saying Yes To What You Want

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It’s Me!

This is not to be confused with accepting what is given to you.

Not all that is given to you is wanted. Not all of what you want will be given to you (nor should). Vocalizing what you want, loudly, with intention and certainty in your voice, affirmatively and definitively, in the present tense, is very different than “not saying no” and creates a very different kind of life. When you simply accept what is given, you leave your happiness to chance. When you actively say yes to the things you want (and consequently no to the ones you don’t) you get to decide what stays and what goes. Continue reading →

A Lesson On Sacrificing For The Greater Good

It’s hard to make out the difference between a gut feeling that something isn’t for you and the fear or resistance to change from your old self. Having been allowed the opportunity to re-do something, to approach it with a different attitude, to be more present and learn to appreciate it the second time around, I chose to believe my issue was the latter. ‘I’m probably still not seeing things for the blessing that they are’ I told myself. ‘I just need to work a little harder.’ Continue reading →

Letting Go Of Things That No Longer Serve You

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Sometimes we care about too many things that don’t really benefit us in the long run. We carry them around with us thinking they are essential to out lives without considering the possibility that we’re just doing it out of habit or fear and that maybe, just maybe, we’d progress a little faster if we didn’t carry all the extra baggage. Continue reading →