Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Life By Design


I turned a whole 34 a week ago. I love birthdays. Its not the presents or attention that warms my heart and makes me happy for a full 24 hours. 
Its understanding that, on that specific day, God gave us a soul to experience life with, laugh with, learn from etc. 

This year, there were no festivities. No trips. No big dinners.
I wanted to spend it thanking a few people for having helped me through my 33rd year, and spend it reflecting and talking to God. It was a wonderfully ordinary and quiet day...



A few days later, I saw the quote above and it made me stop dead in my tracks.
I am still one of those young women. Running...running...trying to be everything.
It has gotten much better. I am a lot more aware of this weakness of mine.
Instead of "looking next door", I try to design my days now. I try to be conscious. Be present and focus on my own plans.

I am not trying do what everyone else is doing. 
I have no interest in Keeping Up with the Kardashians nor the Bonangs.
I want to keep up with myself and be all I can be and all God has blessed me to be.
These days, my one "LOVE" to myself, is so much more important to me, than a thousand "LIKES" by total strangers. I want to love the girl who stares back at me in the mirror.

I aim to impress nobody but me and my Maker.
Now, this has meant saying "No" to a few invites and it has meant being totally uncool at sometimes. It also has meant a lot of lonely moments.
When you focus on you, your plans, and when you work hard to achieve your own goals (informed by your own interests and passions), you will find yourself alone more times than not. But wouldn't we choose be lone wolves, than sheep?




Friends, let's strive to get to the end of this life experience proud of ourselves.
Let's aim to be true to ourselves and live this awesome journey consciously, passionately and honestly.
Do what is right for yourself. Honor yourself. Do what is true of you and for you.

Write your own story...don't be beg to be an extra...supporting cast...in another person's plot. Lead in yours!

Write! :)


4 comments:

  1. Wow! MsT all I cab say again is that you are a Phenomenal WOMAN! You are a true Blessing to every single person who's life you touch! You inspire me every single day and am always true to yourself and above all a True Daughter of God! Thank you for all that you bring to my life! Your Blog ROCKS! Can't wait ti read the next update!

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    1. I am so grateful to have you in my corner T! Thank you

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  2. I am so proud of you and I resonate with each one of these on a level that I cant even explain. I feel inspired by you, you remind me often of the journey and who I am becoming and to be strong and proud and to reaffirm with my maker and to recommit to MY journey. I will forever be grateful in the path you play in my life and the generosity you have given of yourself to me. You are my soul sister

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