Over the past few weeks I have been self-assessing. I tend to do this when I feel as if I am ‘off my game’, so to speak. While mulling it over I kept asking myself, what would my life look like if I made a consistent effort to be the best version of myself? What would happen if I made a proactive attempt at designing my life exactly how I wanted it?
I have watched YouTube videos, read quotes and books that have unanimously taught me that I must take charge of my life and to create the kind of life that I truly want to live. How different would my life look from the last three months if I adopted the mind-set to commit 100%, to living life as I designed? I did my best to picture it but, honestly? I am not sure. However, what I am certain of is that life as I know it, would change for the better.
This is how I knew, I had to walk the walk.
For the next ¾ of 2018, I will cast fear aside and will try to fashion life as I never knew it before. I will evaluate all areas of my life and will form a plan on how I can upgrade each area. This also means that I will focus on developing habits that will make me a more effective human and pursue goals that I have procrastinated.
Though this is a personal journey, I will detail updates on my progress on the first Sunday of each month until the end of 2018.
Grow with me Butterflies 🦋 .
I appreciate 2017 because with it, came immense growth. It was the year that I started to understand and appreciate myself. I guess that is another way for me to say that I found…me. Through my high points and low points, I have come to terms with many lessons that life wanted me to acknowledge and from those, I can safely say that I became a stronger person.
That’s the thing with life. It moves like the seasons. There are winters, springs, autumns and summers. Life has taught me that you must prepare as best, to handle each season accordingly. Winter time is cold and daunting, spring brings possibilities in leaps and bounds, in autumn hard work tends to pay off and summers are when I am most optimistic and motivated. I am grateful for each season, for without them I would not be who I am today.
2017 was the year that I broke from my cocoon. 2018 will be the year that I find my way as a butterfly 🦋.
So, Happy New Year my butterflies 🎉.
The blank pages ahead are ready to be filled with stories of your pending greatness. Write well.
It is eight o’ clock in the morning. I am up and my mind is running a mile a minute. I tend to think a lot about the past, the present and the future. Who I was versus who I am and, who I want to be. I am proud of my progress thus far, and I love the person that I am. Now.
Self-discovery is a beautiful yet, intricate experience.
As a child, I was always afraid and felt too shy to embrace me. As a teen, I realized how I was and felt the need to change. That is the thing with me; I always welcomed change even if it scared me. That is when I started my journey to my better self.
I was shy and afraid of speaking, so I challenged myself and joined the debating society. I feared dancing in public, so, I participated in a dance competition for the first time in my life, while in high school.
I say that to say, never allow fear to prevent you from becoming your better self. Sometimes the things we are afraid of doing, are the very things that will help us grow the most. The obstacles that we encounter and engage in are at times the most rewarding.
My advice? Challenge yourself by taking action, face your fears and learn from every experience.
Keep Striving Butterflies 🦋