All posts tagged: motivation

The end of 2019. On my terms. 3rd edition.

Originally posted on One day at a time…:
First things first: HAPPY NEW YEAR MY BLOGGING BUDDIES! May 2020 be filled with more joy than sorrow,  more laughter than tears, more accomplishments than failures. May your writing flourish and remain evergreen. If you know me, you know that I like doing things differently. This is not going to be about how I envision blogging in 2020. It will not be a look back at my accomplishments in 2019, either. My blogging journey began in 2017. After a few months, it was the end of the year, and everyone was summing up the year and coming up with resolutions for the upcoming year. Admittedly, back then, I did not feel like I had much to boast about, and I definitely had no idea what the new year would bring. What I thought would be cool was a list of all my posts to date. During five or so months of 2017, I wrote precisely 60 posts. I was so proud. I thought composing such a list…

This is how the story ends

The story ends with you loving your life–if not completely, a little bit more. The story begins with a moment of desperation, of sadness, of shame, of madness, of loneliness. The magic happens the moment you’re willing to heal from suffering. The magic happens the moment you face the truth with humility. That moment is there to bring you back to a path of wisdom, of love, of forgiveness, and of peace and freedom. My path of healing started because of those moments of suffering. It started because I felt so much pain, anger, despair, sadness, and resentment. There came a point when enough was enough. I don’t know that life will ever be perfect, but I found that when you choose the path that heals you, you feel lighter, wiser, and stronger. You become open to seeing how life is precious despite the suffering. Be present When you’re present by not living in your mind, by letting yourself take in the details of your surroundings, you experience the world at a richer level. In …