Over the past three weeks I’ve met many new people, heard endless stories, and learned an immense amount about myself. This is only the beginning of a new journey, but it’s the best of all: this journey is about looking within.
We can search our whole lives searching for happiness, but then there comes a day when you realize what you’ve been looking for is in your soul.
One year ago I would not have been the same Kristin I am today; I wouldn’t have had the willingness to surrender or be open to share so much of myself with others. Unknowingly, I spent a year isolating myself from other people, hidden behind a laptop screen and spending my days in the city alone. Snapping photos and gaining inspiration, I wasn’t actually sharing my journey with those around me- I was living within my own mind.
Outside forces or material things haven’t been a big part of my life since moving to Boston. I used to think a new job, having money in the bank, vacations, a chic fall wardrobe, or other various things would fill a void- but for those years, I was wrong.
The greatest gift is the journey within; not worrying about what others say or think about you, but the gift of being about to be fully present in the day, in my relationships, and to share my light with others. No matter what others say or do, I have learned it’s not about me- it’s about what’s going on with their own journey. I’m grateful to know that today.
The past three weeks have taught me a lot about loving, living peacefully, and learning acceptance. I’ve met some great friends as well as encountered some negative or challenging people, but I’m learning to better interact with everyone because I am confident in speaking my truth and sharing my stories with others.
It’s easy to ignore who we really are and act like our careers or outward appearances define us. That’s simply just a mask; a mask I know all too well. The true beauty in life is accepting where you’re at, no matter what the circumstances.
We all have the ability to be free- and that freedom is found in accepting that we are exactly where we need to be in the moment.