This Journey Called Life....
Living your life with a mindful mind. Know you are a warrior not a worrier!
As I grow older I ponder the thought of how fast life goes by. I see how much I have grown. Proud of the person I am, becoming. Striving to improve everyday. I hold so much gratitude in my heart for the way my life unfolded. No regrets.
I am living a life filled with mindfulness. Would you like to join me? Do you wish you could change your thought pattern? You can. It is all about re-creating YOU. Making a list and checking it twice. The beauty of life is if you make a mistake you can forgive, forget and move on. We are all a work in progress.
"My motto, Live, Love, Create, Meditate". When I first became a Mom, I knew in my mind what I wanted to offer my son. I had a plan, a mission. I listened to other Mothers, took advice from the "older generation" because they believed "they did it right". I quickly learned parenting does not come with a book, LIFE does not come with a book. This is why it is called a journey. We travel down this mysterious path. We hope, we pray, we believe we are doing things just how they should be done. We trust in the universe that things are going as they should.
Fast forward eighteen years. Why eighteen years because this is how old my son is now. I feel fulfilled as a Mother. I feel I have guided him well. I am truly proud of the young man he has become and is forever growing into. However, what about me. What about my journey, my personal desires, my life. Selfish? Maybe. I raised this little human into a young man. He is starting new adventures now and going on his next phase of life, to college. It is OK now to think about me, my life, my goals.
I have not had an easy life. I did however, have a life filled with so many blessings and I am grateful for this everyday. Truthfully, I would not change a thing. I got married, I bought a home, I had a baby, I got divorced and left a toxic marriage, I sold my home, I got remarried to my best friend and relocated, I had many surgeries, I suffered depression and anxiety continuously, I got jobs, I lost one or two and yet, always survived along the way. You see when I was 46 I had a total hysterectomy. Boy, did this change my journey, my path, my life. The changes that came on suddenly reminded me that life is short, life is precious. Keep striving. There were days I thought I would not survive. Hot flashes, cold flashes, mood swings you name it I felt it. Instant menopause showed up at my door. I prayed I would survive.
I did, I survived, all my trials and tribulations to date. By the grace of G-d and my own Mother and Father. I hit the lowest of lows in every aspect. I would not have survived with out them, I will forever be grateful. Life was a challenge. We all face challenges, this is what makes us who we are today. I can say I am a warrior. I am a survivor. I am happy now. I am at peace. However, there is still this desire for more. I need to do more on my journey. I feel I am destined to help others.
I started to create, design and share my work in 2011. This made me happy. Fulfilled. Seeing people enjoy my jewelry designs and my words of inspiration, now, this is the true meaning of happiness, life.....my calling....my journey.
When you realize you are able to share what you have and offer it to others, it is so incredibly rewarding. So, now it is my time to push forward with my business, that started as a hobby. Will I succeed? I do not know. What I do know is I will remain humble and know the universe has my best interest at hand.
Everything, happens when it is meant to happen. I truly believe that. I put my faith in the universe. That I am exactly where I am suppose to be in this very moment. I take time to grow, to be mindful of my life, to embrace the moments that arise. Pleasant or not, they are just moments. Worrying about the past is not going to help you or I NOW. Worrying about the future is not going to help you or I NOW. Focus. Embrace the task at hand. For this is truly all we have. Trust that you are were you are meant to be in this very moment. This is your journey called life. This is how your life is unfolding, this is your now.
My advice to you is, look back at your past. Praise all you have gone through. Forgive yourself for all the things you wish you did differently. Ask for forgiveness if you need to. Say sorry when you should. Let your ego remain humble. You are destined to do great things. Open your heart each and every day to what is there right in front of you. Grasp each blessing and be grateful no matter how small. Reflect.
And always remember to.......Enjoy this journey called life.