One of the worst jobs I ever had was working as a bank teller. I had to be on the front lines of a not-so-great corporation and deal with adult temper tantrums on a daily basis. For an optimist with anxiety, it was emotionally draining work, to say the least.
Happy Saturday, everyone! I don’t know about your week, but mine has been one of many emotions.
Self-worth was always something I thought I had, but it wasn’t until this past year that my loved ones brought something to my attention. “If you knew your worth you wouldn’t do this, associate with him, put yourself through that…” A long list of crimes against myself was unfurled and I couldn’t ignore it any longer.
“Cutting toxic people out of your life is not a sign of selfishness. It’s a sign of self-respect.”
Have you ever driven somewhere only to think back on the drive over and realize you don’t know how the heck you got there? You know you were just driving, but you don’t remember any details of the trip. Everything is just a blur. Typically we refer to this as “going on autopilot” and as dangerous as it is to do when we drive, can you imagine looking back on your life and realizing you lived the whole thing in that same way?
Dedicated to Madeline, Anthony and Savannah for being incredible friends in the good times and the bad. For loving me when I’m at my best and loving me just the same at my worst, but never letting me stay that way. I love you.
Life is quite a wild ride. One that I wouldn’t want to take on my own.
“Small changes can yield big results if we just take the time and give the effort to make positive changes in the first place. Life does not change for the better on it’s own and it is up to us to go after the change we desire.”
In my short 21 years, I’ve come to learn that most people have at least one story that ends with, “And that’s when I realized I was going to be ok.” We look back on a trying time in our lives and clearly see where we came out on top. If you haven’t reached that point yet, don’t worry. You will.
Continue reading “Filling In The Gaps: How I Became Whole Again”
Lately, in my own life, I’ve been trying to focus on being a more ~grounded~ individual. So often our thoughts and things going on in the world get the best of us and interfere with our inner peace. So, I’ve outlined 5 simple baby steps that have helped me in my own day-to-day life and I sincerely hope they help you on your journey to a more grounded existence. One full of mindfulness, peace and joy that you create all on your own! Continue reading “5 Baby Steps Toward A More Peaceful, Grounded Life.”