“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” ~Steve Maraboli
Amen, Mr. Steve!
On December 7, 2013, I looked in the mirror, rubbed my tired, puffy red eyes and promised myself that no matter what I had to do, what ever journey I had to embark on, that I would be okay...that I deserved better....that I would love myself again no matter if someone else loved me or not. That's how my journey started, I got tired of being afraid to do what I knew in my soul I should have done sooner. When someone shows you who they really are, believe them. Don't waste your precious time in life trying to persuade them to be otherwise or waiting for them to give you what you need when it's obvious that they can't. No matter how painful, spread your wings and fly. Pain has taught me to enjoy everyday, Pain has taught me that happiness can be as simple as a bowl of fresh strawberries. Pain has taught me that no matter what, always be true to the person that you are. Pain has taught me to look at life and people differently. Acceptance is a wonderful gift and so is forgiveness. Everyone has their own journeys in life to take, always stay true to yourself and accept that some times someone else's journey is not yours to take.
My plan is to spend my Summer in braids, vintage skirts, and aprons with dirty feet from digging in the dirt. Now that makes this girl happy!
Don't ever be afraid to love. Loss is just a part of life, don't let it stop you from loving...it's worth ever bit of pain it might bring into your life. When you have love, enjoy every fucking second of it being in your life, love with no regrets. Trust me, even when it goes badly, it's worth every wonderful moment.
Eat more strawberries...unless of course you're allergic...try blueberries instead! The point is, enjoy the simple things...the calmness of a starry night as you lay on a blanket and ponder at how small we all really are and that in the grand scheme of every day life what's really, really important? Yup, eat the strawberries!
“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”