Time has come to think about this last year. Lately, I really felt I needed to dive into it.
To me, this year was divided into 2 parts. The first one, from january to july, was mainly dedicated to cope, to go through difficult and meaningful dates, to be able to live a life ‘almost’ back to normal. To survive in fact. It was necessary I guess, because it helped me to deal with what needed to be dealt with. Not an easy time, but a rich one. A time to meet the one I am now, to be aware of my weaknesses as well as my strengths. To catch everything I needed to go on with the rest of the year.
And this second part, let me tell you, was…. is…. amazing. It was time for me to get to understand all the lessons I learned, how I grew through these hard times, to realise I had desires still, that I was living. I spent the summer getting rid of the last things and feelings that were putting me down. And to show to the world the one I had become. To accept myself as I was. To free myself from anything that was preventing me to be, fully be.
What a journey!! I am now in peace with myself, with almost everything and anything actually. I learned to let go, to accept, and to find balance. I learned a lot about myself and how I could express it. I gained respect just by being the one I am. I was a bit anxious about my reactions to some people actions, but everything went well, as I just didn’t really care. I didn’t need to write or say daily affirmations, I lived them. I didn’t have to be pro active, I just went and lived.
I guess this is the main lesson I learned this year: to be. To live in harmony with myself. To be the expression of it. And to walk my head up high, a smile on my face, confident on my ability to deal with peopke and actions according to my values and core beliefs. To make each step forward a victory. To see people and situations as they are, without judgement but a will to understand, not necessarily to excuse. To be able to explain my views, peacefully but firmly. To stand for myself, with strength but peacefully. To raise the debate and show integrity. To gain respect because of both my actions and words. And to let go of any negativity. To remember why I am here and what for. And to accept to go on that way.
As the year reaches its end, I find myself really thoughtfull and surprisingly, I really feel in peace, both physically ad mentally. I am where I am supposed to be. I am doing what I am supposed to do. I am the one I am supposed to be. What a rich, deep journey!
The next two weeks will probably bring me more to ponder. And give me hints on what is waiting for me with this new year… I am ready.
So here is your challenge:
One card a week 50
Quote: « Shine like the whole universe is yours. » Rumi
Pattern: petal pusher
Here are the rules of the challenge:
- Each thursday, I’ll give you a quote and a pattern to play with. You can use both, you can use only one of them, it’s up to you.
- You have till the next wednesday to make your card and share it with us in the facebook group (just ask to be added, and I will open the doors wide open to you )
- The goal of this challenge it just to offer yourself a time to have fun with pens and cards, to ponder on words, to enjoy a ME time. We tend to forget about ourselves so easily! And sharing is such a beautiful thing to experiment in our life!
And here is my card: