Recently I have had the opportunity to begin working with children. Not only has it been a joy, it has already taught me so much about myself. It’s an experience that came at the perfect time; just as I have been reflecting on my own childhood and the path it lead me on, I thought of some lessons I wish I learned earlier in life.
Instead of dwelling on the doubts I had about myself and the mistakes I made, now I realize everything happened in divine and perfect order. I am grateful for each job, each city, each heartbreak, each failure. Today, I have the opportunity to turn my experiences into lessons to share.
Keep shining. When people try to bring you down, don’t stop doing what you’re doing. Don’t doubt yourself.
You won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. That’s fine- you wouldn’t want to be.
Mean people aren’t happy. Don’t worry about them- they’re only trying to steal your joy.
Being feminine isn’t a weakness. Exude your own power with grace.
You don’t have to be an academic to be intelligent. There is no measure of “smart;” we all have our own unique talents.
Degrees do not equate to wisdom. Anyone can study and take tests, but not everyone is wise.
When doors close, it’s the universe telling you it wasn’t meant to be. Stop trying to open then back up.
Pain doesn’t mean love. Real love doesn’t hurt.
Wherever you go, there you are. You need to fix your insides before anything on the outside will make you happy.
Boys who are broken can not be fixed by you. Even if you finally feel whole, they need to feel whole on their own.
Don’t choose a career based on money. Follow your heart and the money will come.
Your path is your own- life is not a race, and there are no boxes to check off. Do you.
Don’t worry about tomorrow. Today is what matters.