When I look back at how different I was from year over year, I have a sigh of relief that I’m a lot more comfortable with myself now. I also acknowledge how easily I could have been swayed to fall down the wrong path in those tender and vulnerable teenage years. I am fortunate to have a really strong and supportive family and the best friends a girl could ask for.
I love my sisters dearly and have them to thank for so much in my life. I have learned to not associate myself with negative energy. I truly believe in the saying, “The 5 people you associate the most with…you become”. I believe that we all have choices – we choose our perception and they way we want to see the world. Unfortunately, sometimes the beliefs that hold so strongly to go unquestioned, even when they are not our own – but passed on from our parents, culture, socialization and interpretation of events. These beliefs dictate every thought we have, every action, every pattern. When we can recognize the beliefs and patterns that are destructive to our peace and well being, and make the effort to change the ingredients in order to see a change in the results…we evolve. We grow past that test the universe has challenged us with.
I write as an outlet to express, to heal, to share… If my writing has touched just one person, has helped someone feel understood or not so alone, then that to me is my success and my reward. I thank you for being a part of my growing process and hope that in some way I can be a part of yours…
A rule I live by is to be as human as you possibly can – live and express. Laugh, cry, love, fall, dance, try, play…. Embrace every minute of your experiences as if there was no next week. I invite you to my world – my experiences, passions, relationships and lessons learned along the way. Thank you.