Posts tagged daily inspiration
We Are Ever-Changing + Other Thoughts On Living a Life More Than
You don't receive a notice or see it coming, but rather, you feel it in your gut.

That unmistakable stirring of emotion, winding its way to your hear and eventually your mind. As you change, it changes, and just when you think you've caught it, it leaps out of your hands and disappears back into the unknown. 

The right way is scattered amongst your setbacks, fears, triumphs, and uncertainties. The right way is everything you know and don't know. 

Maybe, maybe there is no right way. Maybe the right way is simply your way: ever-changing and shifting as you grow, create, heal, love, and learn. The path I'm on is different from yours, and yours his, his hers, hers his, and on it goes; we should swap stories not compare them, we should nurture them no critic them, and we should spend time listening to our intuition (our gut), allowing it to gently guide us on our own path. A path that winds its way through yours, his hers, and mine. 

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Back and Forth, Up and Down, and the Parts of Lyme I'd Rather Not Talk About

First step is not beating yourself up when you can't seem to do a darn thing.

Second step is taking note of how you feel, whether it be angry, sad, irritable, excited, motivated, or even emotionless. After you've taken note of how your feeling, stop, and be sure not to dig too deep. Simply feel it out and recognize that much of what your feeling (if negative) may be your body telling you that it's working through something, or (if positive) that it's ready to take on something new, whether that be taking time for yourself, or diving into a new project; don't be afraid to give it your all. 

Lastly, however you're feeling, be sure to give yourself plenty of positive reinforcements. Living with a chronic illness, or any kind of hardship, can cause a kind of imbalance that brings up emotions so strong you either want to run full speed towards them with the fear they may not last, or full speed away with the fear that they may never go away. 

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How Opening Up To The World and Being Vulnerable Changed My Life For The Better

Back in high school, I was told, over and over, that my grammar wasn't good enough, and the structure of my words just didn't work. As I was told these things, I began to believe them to be true. I actually convinced myself that some things just weren't possible because I wasn't enough. 

Who I believed myself to be began to change when the weight shifted from 'create what you love' to 'only show the world the parts of you that are deemed worthy' by society.

Now, I am not here to rant about the way our school system is set up, but rather, to shine a little light on the parts of you that you don't believe to be enough. To create a space for those of you that struggle with confidence, anxiety, chronic illness, sense of self, vulnerability, sensitivity, and beauty. For those of you who have so much to say, but don't know how to share their creations, their resilience, and their beauty that hides beneath layers of doubt, fear, and idea that you are not enough. 

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Taking Note Of The World Around Me

That the way I think things should be, and the way things are, are different. For example: I have Lyme, and I wish I didn't - among other things...

I continually find myself working towards goals, dreams, ideas, projects, practices, and habits that all fall under the realm of, "things I'll do when I'm better." Or rather, "things I'll actually be good at, able to accomplish, and follow through with when I'm feeling like myself again." When I'm no longer sick.

It's as if, without realizing it, I can't ever give it my all because I have already decided in the back of my mind that it's not possible. That the things I wish to do can be started, but not finished until I'm, well, healthier, stronger, braver, and more "secure" than I am now...

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Putting Your Whole Self Forward Amidst the Setbacks of Living with a Chronic Illness

Rather than the bits and pieces of yourself that you deem worthy. Rather than hiding those "un-worthy" pieces beneath the surface of uncertainty, doubt, and the fear of whether or not you will be accepted as a whole, by yourself, and those around you. 

It's terrifying, yet at the same time exhilarating, believing that you can do it. That you can take what feels like a broken body and mend it together with hope, strength, and a determined mind. YOU can do it. YOU can put your whole self forward and be seen as something incredible, by you, and those that surround you. Those that love, honor, and support you no matter what...

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