Wednesday, March 19, 2014

thirty two

In my twenties I thought I was supposed to have it all figured out- know exactly who I am and exactly what I want. But it's really been in the past few years where I have grown into myself. Learning to be comfortable with my whole self has been a struggle and a long journey, but it's worth it and pretty amazing once you get there. Being comfortable with my weaknesses, flaws, and imperfections has never come easy to me and instead of embracing any imperfections I always tried to change them. It's important for me to work on myself and recognize my strengths while also having the balance of being comfortable with my flaws. 

Birthdays are always a time for reflection and as I turn thirty two today I wanted to make a list that I can always look back on of a few reminders that I try to keep close to me:

I don't give myself enough credit. I am capable of much more than I think sometimes.

We can plan out our lives but life usually has a completely different plan waiting for us. If you stop fighting that and open your eyes to the possibilities, you could be taken down a beautiful road and led to places you never would have imagined going.

Fear is a sign that you are doing something awesome. Fear is a sign that you are about to experience your greatness. Nothing great can be accomplished without facing a fear. (I can't remember where I found this quote) but I really love it.

Being comfortable with the uncomfortable takes work.

You will never know unless you try.

We may not be able to change circumstances that come up in our lives, but we are responsible for how we react to them.

Laughter really is the best medicine.

Dancing with my daughter in the kitchen brings me so much joy.

Anything worth something is never easy.

Life has it's hard moments, but those experiences are what shape us and make us into better people.

There will never be a perfect time for anything- a vacation, adding on to our family, a new job. If we wait for that "perfect time" we may always be waiting. Never wait to do something you want to do.

Life really is too short and can change in an instant. Enjoy each day to the fullest.

Failing really is OK. You learn and grow from it.

Don't ever settle. If you really want something, fight for it.

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