Hey everyone! I apologize for my absence but so much has happened within the last few weeks. As you might have guessed by the title, I had a birthday recently, I turned 26. To celebrate, I decided I wanted to travel and went to to Los Angeles, CA. If I told you I liked the city, it would be a complete understatement. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED it. From the beaches, to the diversity of people, to the hills. It was amazing. I will share some of my photos here, at the end of blog.
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This past month has been full of reflection, which is pretty typical of me at this time of year. My trip to Los Angeles also contributed to my reflection. The month of May usually is a pivotal month for me, with all kinds of life changes and “adventures”. So in this past month I have been looking back heavily on the last year. There has been so many ups and downs in this past year, I cannot begin to write them all in this blog. One thing I remember, is on my birthday last year is not being happy. I remember truly having to force a smile and fake happiness on that day for those around me, because you should be happy on their birthday, right? Yeah, not so much. When reflecting on the this and the rest of the year, I felt the need to hit the “reset button”. I came to the conclusion, even more so now, that life is truly what you make it. It may not be perfect and you may have struggles, but perspective is everything. This time last year I really had no reason to be unhappy but I had been focused on the wrong things and the focus was far too narrow.
I believe the major part of my unhappiness was that fact that I had certain expectations or goals for myself that I had not met. At the same time, I recognized that I had not counted the cost of those goals, put in the necessary effort, or was consistent. Having said all that, whats my conclusion? I decided to be happy and most of all to be grateful. Thats not to say that I will become complacent, on the contrary its the push I needed to aim for higher with the necessary ingredients to be successful at my goals. I have made practical steps for myself at working towards them and I couldn’t be more satisfied to have found something that works…FINALLY. Gratitude is a game changer my friends and sets the tone for what we can achieve in life. I’m s0 grateful to God for all of the good and bad in my life. I wouldn’t be me, without it. Tell me what are you grateful for?
“And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name” ~ 1 Chronicles 29:13
Now for SOME pics 😉
Until next time,
Live on purpose