I read a quote that made me laugh a few days ago, it said .. “if good things are in store for me, where on earth is the store?”
That was my inspiration to write this post.
We all have those moments in life, when the wait becomes frustrating. We always need to remind ourselves, as I mentioned in one of my previous posts, “Shine”, not to sit and just wait. Enjoy every moment as it comes, trust me, the day will come when your little ‘Customized Blessing’ will knock on your door, with a warm hug and a big smile.
I mentioned (again, in “Shine'”) that 2013 was going to be my year, I wanted to own it, to make it the best year I had ever experienced in all my years of living. 2013 was a good year, no doubt I made it a point to end the year knowing I covered every task and goal on my list.
Turns out, life had better plans for me.. 2014 came with many pleasant surprises, plus a little Customized Blessing.. Just for little old me.
No words can describe how surprised, and shocked I was, when I realized that this year is by far the best year of my life already.
This post is mainly to share details of the past few months of my life, the experiences, the lessons and my current analysis of Life as a whole.
As always, I hope I can be of help to at least one of you, seeking the right words to feel better, or to get that little push to help you get out of a rut you may be stuck in today.
Shall we begin?
So 2014 started with travel plans, my best friend, or I should say, my sister and I, had been planning a dream trip quite literally on a daily basis for 6 months of our lives, until that dream actually came true January of this year. It goes without saying that those 20 days spent on our trip were probably the most “happy” days of the past few years of my life. No joke.
While on vacation, I got a call about a job offer, a job I thought I had lost after receiving a rejection email from that same company 6 months earlier. Keep in mind that I had been unemployed and searching for the perfect job quite literally for 2 years with part-time jobs popping up every now and then. The call came out of nowhere, gave me something to look forward to now that the trip was ending and the return to reality was nearing.
Starting the new job was a huge adjustment, adapting to the busy life of finance took most of my time and energy, both in the office and out. Being the most hyper ‘girly girl’ in existence, it took every cell in my being to help shape into the serious, professional working girl I needed to be for the job. Worth every minute. I am so grateful for such an amazing opportunity.
In between all that, I made a few new friends (one of my favorite things to do, meet new people). Little did I know that those wonderful individuals would end up being positive additions to my life. For that I am extremely grateful. It is so important to surround yourself with the right group of people for you, for your personal growth and for theirs as well.
Don’t get me wrong, in no way am I trying to say that 2014 from day one till this day was perfectly flawless, filled with rainbows and smiley faces. Here is where we come to the more “lesson filled’ part of my year.
I must admit, I lost my way a little bit in the past few weeks, an extremely early Mid-Life Crisis you can say. With everything going wrong in my life the past few years, it felt strange to have a lot of good come at me all at once, I unknowingly messed it up with my own hands. A wakeup call was in order, which is exactly what I got. Reaching rock bottom, mentally and emotionally really took its toll on me. Without going into details, my response to that wakeup call was (in a nutshell) a series of emotional roller coasters, from sadness, to fear, followed by extreme anger, till I got to where I am today… Acceptance.
Every event comes with a lesson, every person with a role, they can either help make you or break you. The aftermath is in your hands, what happens to you is entirely up to you. Help you-Save you.
Now that I’m back on track with my priorities and goals for the year, everything is so clear, for once in my life I know exactly what I want (Which is very rare for a Gemini), and nobody is going to stand in my way of getting it. (Unless The Rock shows up unannounced, then I would be helpless) my apologies, had to throw in some humor otherwise I wouldn’t be me.
Anyone notice that I didn’t talk about my little customized Blessing yet? I was planning on it, but somehow as I was writing, I realized my little customized Blessing deserves a post of it’s own ❤ Sometime in the near future hopefully.
So, my Beautiful Souls.. this post has come to an end.. I will leave you with my little conclusion..
Lesson of the first quarter of the year; Always remember that you deserve to be happy. If happiness comes along, embrace it, don’t panic and allow yourself to scare it away.
Enjoy what life gives you, make it grow, become the best version of yourself that you can be, and then some.
I wish you all a week filled with warmth and blessings of your own.
The Little Red Bow.