Over the years, I’ve come across many types of books; the glossy hardcover, the colorful paperback, and the leather bound book without a title.
As I’ve opened the pages, I’ve been surprised, entertained, and most of all, enlightened. Over and over, the contents of each book proved one thing:
You can’t judge a book by its cover.
Many people have looked at me over the years and made their assumptions. On the outside, I may be a blonde with red lipstick- but on the inside, I’m complex to the core.
I’m a woman with my own story- and you would see it if you opened the pages.
I’ve taken the past couple of months to reflect, write, and sit with self. I’ve spent this time away from social media, pondering what is next in my life.
It’s been a wonderful experience.
In 2019, I’ve made a promise to own my story, live with joy, and be proud of the woman I am becoming- and I look forward to sharing those stories with you.
Today I turned 34.
Yes, it’s my birthday!
Some people may dread getting older, but I welcome it with open arms. As each new year of my life approaches, I feel grateful for all I have learned, everything I’ve experienced, and for another trip around the sun.
As an old soul, I always felt wise beyond my years. I finally feel I am catching up to how I feel inside. Perhaps some of you can relate to that.
It wasn’t an easy year, but it was a year full of growth. I’m thrilled to say hello to 2019, and all of the exciting new chapters I’m about to write.
Here’s to year 34!
Taxi cabs, loud voices, and the shoving of people in a crowd- it sometimes seems impossible to stay calm in life’s chaos. There’s two types of chaos I can experience in my daily life- the hustle of the city and the ongoing stimulation of others around me.
At times, I would simply like to sit quietly by the water or live in a place without so many people or complications- yet my heart lies in the city.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about staying calm through the chaos life can bring. From gossip to managing room of students, both my personal and professional life can wear me down at the blink of an eye.
So, how does one keep their balance?
Somehow I have managed to retreat to my own little world- a world where I am limitless, peaceful, and content. A world where I find solace in my creativity, music, and nature. A world where I am able to communicate with something much bigger than me. A world where I live with purpose.
So, whether you’re frazzled at work or in the middle of an argument, remember to take a deep breath and look within. You’ll be surprised at the solace and can find within yourself.