Today is April 4th which means that it's been 6 months since my birthday.
I was born on October 4th and I am Libra to the core -- I seek harmony, balance and I love beauty/luxury. In the past year, my birthday has become symbolic to me as my 'New Year'.
Since I am half-way through my year; I thought it would be the perfect time to reflect on myself and my growth since October 2017.
It has become so important for me to reflect because I have a strong belief that I should constantly be growing and improving in all aspects of my life. Reflecting allows me to see where I am growing and where I am being stagnant (and need to improve).
What I've learned since my birthday:
Putting yourself out there is EVERYTHING
It's really crazy how much I have doubted myself and looking back now; I just shake my head. I've always been super creative but suppressed it for so long out of fear for what other people may think. I only recently started putting myself out there and not caring what people had to say. I wish I would have done this sooner but I am trusting the process and my personal life journey.
Sometimes you just have to say 'NO'
I am still struggling with this -- I am the type of person that wants to make the people in my life happy. I pour into others a lot and often times neglect to pour into myself. I am learning that I need to have meaningful friendships and relationships -- relationships that feed me and not make me feel drained. Currently I am feeling growing pains with this because I find it hard to tell my friends that I'm too tired to talk on the phone or to decline going out...etc.
So much can change in a year
Wow! My life is significantly different than this time last year -- I traveled to new places, made new friends, got a new job, dropped a toxic person from my life and met my boyfriend who shows me what true love is daily and challenges me to be a better person (not sure if he knows that haha). It's really amazing how much things can change in a year and I am looking forward to seeing what my journey will be like 6 months from now.
It's ok to lose people
Some people are just toxic and not on the same level as you and its perfectly fine to drop them out of your life. I did that and I am so happy that I did. Now I only want people in my life that add substance to my life.
Don't be so hard on myself
I am super, duper, duper hard on myself! I know it's bad and it's something I am STILL working on. I am learning to just relax and trust myself, my process, God and my journey! I use to stress myself out about being a certain age and not accomplishing what I thought I would accomplish by that age. As long as I stay consistent, work hard and confidently do all things with intension; my goals will come into fruition.
I am excited to see how this year of my life turns out and the things I will have discovered/learned about myself and life by October.
I'll be sure to follow up.