In the past 5 years I've learned to be careful of what I wish for in my life. Although it looks good or sounds great the obstacles you have to encounter maybe more than you signed up for. When we admire what someone else has in hopes to obtain it, most of the time we do not realize the challenges or struggles that person had to go through. I had to learn this lesson the hard way. Hence, my absence from the blog the past year.
The thought of obtaining peace may seem like an easy task because hey, it's peace. So why would it be hard. Yea, it's not so simple. A few years ago I put out into the universe my desire for peace. I desired to be a calm spirit during the storms of life. To remain unbothered by the chaotic moments. Admiring the people I had seen who seemed to have their lives together and surrounded by an abundance of love, PEACE, and joy. So I put it out there I wanted that BEAUTY of abundance. Never once realizing the possible encounters those individuals had to deal with on their own road towards peace. Only recognizing the outside picture, the captured moment, the image and label people put up, only after they survived the storms on their path.
So here I am like many others rising up from the storm, with my captured moments of peace. Do I feel like I've arrived (cue the heavenly sounds here) to this beautiful and serene place in my life? Some moments I do feel like I finally get it, I've arrived! However, the truth is I'm still on my journey (remember it's not the destination but all about the climb (If you know me well then you might be singing "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus. If not look that shit up, it's a game changer)). A journey now leading to the root of my issues and not just the surface. See, I wanted the peace, a peace of mind. But in order to have that peace I needed to discover my true self. Therefore, my path changed to self-discovery, which lead to self-love, acceptance and value for myself. When this process began to unfold, shit got real and ugly fast! I experienced situations and emotions I had either not encountered or have not seen in my life in a long time. Things I suppressed as a child and as a teenager began to unearth in my life. Causing me to become so overwhelmed I literally was shell-shocked. I became stuck in life and unable to maneuver as normal for me. Although I was struggling to move forward, I did not give up on my vision of PEACE. It was not easy then and it is not a walk in the park every moment now, but still I RISE.
When I reflect on the past five years of my life all I can do is feel grateful. Gratitude for the mindset I am in at this very moment in life. Gratitude for the awareness of self. Awareness that will continue to aid in my journey back to self, my true essence, being.
So here I am, back by popular demand! I will not promise to post everyday like in times past but I will post way more than once a year. Until the next post, stay ThriFty!
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