It’s a new day!
Happy Monday Paige
You woke up and didn’t look at your phone first thing, good for you! It’s important to celebrate the small wins. I’m currently speaking to myself and smiling out loud as I write this, listening to a new song that makes me feel good. I’ve been getting way too into social media lately (meaning my screen time). That is not good for my mental health. It depletes my mood and drive. Getting outside, and moving the one body that I have is what Keeps! Me! Going! I have been back and forth for a while on getting into a good routine, not prioritizing MYSELF. That is key. Today is a new day. We only have one life to live, and we could die tomorrow. Time is so precious and I do have to remind myself of that everyday. But that is a blessing. It frees my mind to do, and create whatever I want, whenever I want. We are not limited. We are free.
Today is freedom.
I am willing to be me.
I am willing to put in the hard work.
I am willing to do what I need to do, for me.
Some may say that sounds selfish, but I don’t care. I’m not doing it for them, I am doing it for me. Taking care of yourself will look different for everyone. And that is okay! For me that means setting structured times for reading, writing, and working out. Setting boundaries and getting outside. A quality skin care routine. A clean environment. We are all unique which is a beautiful thing. I feel happy and grounded when I write, even if it doesn’t look pretty. Life shouldn’t be overwhelming and complicated, but it can feel like that at times or all the time. I think that we all go through different phases of our lives where we are growing and changing. Whether that be a new relationship, a new job, a new friendship, a new city, all of them require us to leap into that uncomfortable feeling. Allowing ourselves to be open minded and willing to accept what God has in store for us makes it that much better. That is definitely easier said than done. I say all of this as I struggle with accepting this next chapter of my life. I felt super happy in that last chapter of my life which included that security and safety net. Being thrown into a new reality where I’m on my own, in a new city, and a new job means I’m completely out of my comfort zone. Where there is difficulty, there is growth and I firmly believe that. Being optimistic but realistic is what will help me transition well into embracing this new reality.
I am so grateful for the life that I have. I will be honest and unapologetically myself because I care about her. I care about how she lives her life and want to help her achieve all of her dreams. From me, to me.