I opened up my new the little book of Mindfulness from my amazing friend @cristybastidas
and this first page hit me hard.
These past couple months have been tough. I quit my job without a job lined up. I decided to start a career as a travel agent and started training remotely. I am working odd jobs, bartending and am currently looking for a part time job to help pay the bills.
These past couple months have also been great. I am getting a hold on my fitness routine and eating healthier. I was able to spend a week in Chicago with my family for Thanksgiving and I’ll be able to spend a week with family for Christmas. I met some supportive women through Instagram that I know will be on my team for a long time.
I have my end goal in mind and know I will get there. This part of my journey is teaching me so much. I am learning that I am adaptable, I am tough, I am a hard worker, I am learning the power of positivity, and nothing can stand in my way. I’ve learned how to make my budget stretch while eating healthy and working out, what purchases I used to think were necessary aren’t really necessary, and I have appreciated my home even more.
I’m not posting this looking for sympathy. I’m posting this to be real. If you are in the same season of life, know that you’re not alone. Learning to be an adult is hard and there is no reason to feel like the burdens and hardships need to be kept a secret. I’m in your corner supporting you through this part of your journey.
Rajasthan. India. Asia.
Dove tutti i tuoi pensieri di sempre vengono stravolti, rivisti, rielaborati.
I tuoi principi cambiano, alcuni si rafforzano, altri si capovolgono.
La tua anima si alimenta, i valori, quelli principali, vengono a galla, si schiariscono e rimangono ben saldi in cima, gli altri, futili e frivoli, scivolano in basso alla scala delle priorità o spariscono automaticamente.
La parte del mondo dove l'anima e il pensiero hanno il tempo e la quiete di arricchirsi e rigenerarsi...
We tend to latch onto things we say to ourselves. Make sure you are speaking life into your life. It’s easy to be critical of yourself. And even easier for others to be.
That is why it’s so important to always believe in yourself. Always be your own biggest cheerleader. If you don’t no one else will.
Be your best you. What are some encouraging things you say to yourself?
This photo was taken in the Philippines when the idea of starting a blog dawned on me. I thought about the idea for a few weeks and decided not to do it. What if no one will read it? What if I get criticized? What if I fail?
I’m all about immersing myself in the things that scare me, but I’ll be honest with you here. I ignored this idea for six months. I pretended like the thought never crossed my mind.
A few months after that, I was on a Caribbean cruise. Yes, I was still ignoring that little voice in my head that was telling me to start my blog. I met a woman who believed in me and encouraged me to start the blog. @cruisemaven
pushed me to overcome this fear and to embrace this venture.
I started my blog and wrote a few posts. However, I was still afraid of failure. I treated my blog like a hobby and only worked on it when I had time. I’ve had several people tell me the past few months that I should start my blog. If strangers saw my potential, why couldn’t I?
The only one way to know if I was capable of succeeding at blogging was to actually do it. I threw away this fear and decided to go for it. I started treating my blog like a business and found myself loving it. Also, I made my first substantial chunk of change from it this week!
It’s amazing how many opportunities you open yourself up to when you release yourself from the prison of fear. Give yourself the chance to succeed. You owe it to yourself to better than you were yesterday.
[What are you going to do today to overcome one of your fears?]
Europe’s best-preserved medieval city is also one of its most charming, especially during the holiday season. Let's start with its light displays—every tree and storefront seems ablaze with twinkle lights; just look up as you wander the cobblestone streets. When you're frozen, warm up with mugs of Belgian hot chocolate in historic Craenenburg Cafe.
Christmas tradition here has children leave their shoes in front of the fireplace, rather than hang up a stocking. St. Nicholas is said to have a horse, rather than reindeer, so a carrot is often left.
The main Christmas meal is usually eaten on Christmas Eve. Seafood is popular, along with a Christmas cake in the shape of a yule log, and plenty of red wine.
Belgium is proud of its chocolate, and special Christmas chocolates are filled with nuts, cream or liquor. Belgians also drink a lot of its more than 600 varieties of beer during the holiday season. ✈️🌍🗺🎄❄️☃️☕️🍷🏰🥘🍫🍻🍻
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