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Goodbye 2014…


As the end of a full calendar year is closing and the eve of the beginning of 2015, it is almost tradition to take a moment to reflect on many life changes that we all have gone through and those people and situations in our lives that brought negativity or positivity.

What I have learnt in 2014:

Not every person who smiles at you, means you well.

Even those you love, for the sake of love, you need to distance yourself from or cut communication ties with.

Not every closed door, is a terrible thing.

You are who you are. Be thankful for that and be the best you can be.

Stand up for yourself, especially when you stand alone.

Accept the people who left you, accept the closed doors, accept the “no”.

Make your own choices.

Don’t wait for anyone to value you. Value yourself and walk tall.

Just because others treat you ill, lie to you, cheat on you, use you, don’t allow their hate to spoil the good that 8th In you.

Be strong and corageous.

Do what is right when you are scared and when no one is looking.

Love yourself, always.

Be grateful for today, for each moment. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.

While tradition warrants any kind of reflection, each day is really a beauty in and of itself. Regardless of what we go through I believe that God is a very Good God. That In Christ of Nazareth we are free.

In 2015 we can use the experiences and tools we have gained to overcome many things, and we will do so with gumption and grace.

To all those who were in my life at some point, but now are not, I will always love you in the purest sense that I know how to. May you also strive to be the best you can be, not to impress anyone but to be better than you were yesterday.

I leave everyone else with this wish:-



Looking Back to Look Forward

Looking Back to Look Forward

I briefly flip through the memories of my past, where my choices were to party and to have fun in those moments. If I said I don’t regret things in my past, I would by lying; however, I know enough to know that dwelling on my past and wishing I had made better choices is a dead end.

In my reflection I thought to myself has knowing what I know now made me wiser? I will say, yes, in some things. For instance rolling through life as if a wayward tumbleweed is not really living. Being a tumbleweed is just existing – that is all. Part of life is about finding out who you are and having core values that you won’t bargain for anything, yet living authentically, unashamedly, and unapologetically YOU.

Another example that I have learned is that making a “mistake” or a down right mess of things is not a terrible thing to have happen, because there is an opportunity to learn. There is always opportunities to learn and grow – if we allow ourselves to. In making our own mess we begin to learn more of who we are and who we are shouldn’t be compared to another person, because they also are learning. In the same way one persons mess shouldn’t be compared to another, the truth of the matter is that we are all human. Finite beings.