I named 2016 My Year. This was the year that I started delving into my passions and rediscovering who I really am by exploring various interests and saying Yes to Life.
I named 2017 the Year of Knowing ME. This was the year when the Universe intervened in the most mysterious yet beautiful of ways. I came across my first Spiritual Mentor who worked on developing my newfound spiritual gifts. It was also the year I climbed the gentle giant Kilimanjaro, an eventuality that set the ball rolling for a series of occurrences that would change my life completely. It was a year of resilience, smashing belief systems and breaking of many glass ceilings.
As I go through the contents of my Happiness Jar for 2018, I am honestly lost for words. Except one: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!! It was medley of the extraordinary and the ordinary, just as the supernatural is hidden in the natural. It was a year where I realized that in order to fly, you need something solid to take off from. It was the year I chose to Be ME.
Here’s to 2019…
“Awareness is realizing that our life could always be better. Growth is doing what it takes to make it better. When we choose the positive over the negative, liberation over repression, truth over illusion, we become real creators.”
I spent the last few days of 2018 thinking, What do I want for myself in 2019? How else can I push myself to do and be better?
I was put here on Earth to be this unique version of a person. And if I die tomorrow, what will the world have gained if I was only a watered-down version of that person? Nothing.
But what if I was Unapologetically Myself?
I’m completely Unexplainable. You think I’m the “good girl”, but once you get to know me, you realize I’m everything: I’m crazy, I’m wild, I’m funny, I’m honest, and You’ll never know what I’ll do next. Girl’s like me were born in a storm. We have lightening in our soul; thunder in our hearts and chaos in our bones.
I can be too emotional, too childish and too straightforward. I’m a Nemophile (a hunter of the woods; one who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude)
I’m also an AMBIVERT: I’m Both and Introvert and and Extrovert. I like people, but I need to be alone. I’ll go out, vibe and meet new people, but it has an expiration, because I have to recharge. If I don’t find the valuable alone time I need to recharge, I cannot be my authentic self. What does this valuable alone time comprise of? anything from intelligent conversations, delicious food and incredible music, reading, painting or any of the many things that I can think of – after all, I am still a MULTIPOD.
I am an Empath. I posses the psychic gift of reading people like a book before they even get to open their covers.
But being my messy, imperfect and authentic self helps create a space where others can feel safe to be themselves too. I’ve realized my vulnerability can be a gift to others . How badass is that?
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. —Lawrence Pearsall Jacks”
This year, it’s time to live so big and boldly that others feel empowered just by being in my presence. And this energy can be loud or it can be quiet. Big, brave, bold living is simply living in alignment with what I want to know to be true. It means doing what I want to do, saying what I want to say, and loving who I want to love. It means being kind and gracious and open, while also being wildly unapologetic about who I am and what I’m here to do.
Here’s to being UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME!
Mr. Banks: Just a moment, Mary Poppins! What is the meaning of this outrage?
Mary Poppins: I beg your pardon?
Banks: Will you be good enough to explain all this?
Poppins: First of all I would like to make one thing quite clear.
Poppins: I never explain anything.