As cliché as it is
I hope that this new year brings you so much joy
Happiness, positivity and overall just a good outcome of the year in general.
I hope that this year is the year that really brings out that you you’ve always wanted
Because you deserve it.
You deserve to be happy
To be ecstatic with life.
To be filled with nothing but happiness, love and peace.
This is your time to shine!
This year is about improving YOU!
You are one of a kind! Special in your own light.
Everyone shines just as bright. Each different never alike.
If he or anyone can’t see
Truly how extraordinary you can be
Set them free
Live life carefree
Happy as can be, peacefully
Confident and content
With the flesh the heavens sent
For you and me alone
Our body is our home.
As months go by, along with the many self-esteem boosting books I read.
One year after the next, I reflect.
The girl I used to be. Caged, desperate to be free.
Now lives comfortably
Simply being she just as peaceful as can be
CONFIDENT in the skin individually made for her.
Unique, yet never alike
Finally, she can breathe!
Today the air is cold but its the kind of cold you dream of after a long hot summer. The relief of changing your wardrobe from shorts and tank tops to scarfs and long sleeves. Fall is my favorite time of year, mostly because of my birthday and the holidays but every year around this time I reflect on memories as a little girl; Every day after school I’d go out to the front yard of my parent’s house and play all by myself, id pretend I had powers and the “wind” blowing the loose leaves and branches around was indeed me, probably looking mental to the cars passing by filled with people confused at the sight they just saw; Decades later I lie here in awe of where that little girl has gone, so carefree she used to be.
Moving up in life is a terrifying thing most humans have to go through, even though for some people “adulting,” can tend to be more of a challenge, and stressful to overcome. What does being an adult mean? Does it mean maturity? What about the endless choices you’ll have to make along the way as we continue to grow in life? Was it the right choice? What if you had taken the other route? Would my life had turned out differently if I chose the opposite of what my heart desired.?
When we compare life to a rollercoaster, it’s common for your thoughts to go from negative to positive in almost an instant. For some people, it is a thrilling sensation in your stomach when the rollercoaster drops and the adrenaline kicks in, but as for others, they wouldn’t agree. It’s not unlikely that some people despise rollercoasters. It’s probably safe to say that those people don’t like change as well. New can be very scary for some people, an even too crippling to accept an move forward with; For me, I’ve learned that embracing the change helps to build character, moving on with my life leading up to now I have made countless decisions; both rewarding and defeating. None the less, those choices and changes I’ve come to accept have shaped me into the person I am today, an for that, I am immensely grateful for the ups and downs life has to offer. At the age of 22, I see an enormous difference in my way of thinking about the future compared to other peers my age. Still, being responsible and having the willingness to mature. (Some perks people don’t get until much, MUCH later in life, unfortunately.) Are crucial in surviving adulthood. Ultimately, if you’d like my advice, I would tell you to go for it! If you believe in yourself enough, you can dominate any challenge/rollercoaster life decides to throw at you. By occasion, if you happen to be unhappy with anything in your life, take it as a lesson learned and grow from your mistakes. Don’t be afraid of them. Learn from them.