You know when you find an old letter or journal that you wrote to yourself years and years ago, how it brings back so many memories and you can appreciate how far you've come? .
to when I went to find myself in a completely different country with not a clue how I was going to get by for (at the time) 2 months. (Well I had a clue 💦📸🧜🏽♀️ but it was a loosely defined clue🤦♀️)
I looked back on an old journal app I had back then, and in the spirit of me being rather vulnerable and honest, thought I would share some of these gems from Ireland while laughing a bit at how much things have and haven't changed in 5 years. .
What hasn't changed:
my absolute and undying #love
, and #learn
. To be curious and genuinely interested in others. To try new things and be completely ok with being different and my own version of weird. (Actually, that's an ongoing one that I learned in the process of being on my own.)
What has changed:
My mentality. My timid heart. (to a degree) My fear of people and crowds being too overwhelming. Not being good enough. Not asking for help when I need it. Letting others take advantage of my naivety. .
But you know something? When you choose to live and learn from your mistakes, or decide that life is exactly what you make it, you have more moments of what you want out of life. .
And for me, that's creating heaven on Earth. That's living in bliss. That's being present, loving in the moment, and learning every step of the way. .
I feel like I've had this mentality of I don't have enough time, life is too short, and I'm not guaranteed tomorrow; because of it, I strive to be the best version of myself to bring a better world and better society because isn't it the crazy ones who believe they can change the world the ones who do? .
Just out of curiosity: If you haven't had the chance to travel, to live life on your own terms, to take time for you to be you, do you, love you, and know you, what's holding you back from living your best you, friend? .