One of the biggest gifts I gave myself last year was the gift of self-reflection and mindfulness. The more that I am able to reflect and observe without immediate reaction to a situation or circumstance, the deeper I learn and grow, allowing more space for new desires and experiences to flood my every being.
Last Friday, I celebrated my birthday and it was one that I was not really looking forward to as it marked the one year anniversary of my dad's burial. I spent most of the day with a knot in my stomach and came home from work in tears just seeking refuge under the fluffy comforter of my bed. I think it is so imperative to allow yourself to feel whatever it is that you are feeling; without judgement or question. As I stared up at the ceiling that afternoon, I started to reflect on my own life and some of the lessons that I have so gratefully learned throughout the past year + was inspired by this image. Life is a continuous practice + no one is perfect but I wanted to share them with you all today.
What stories are you building and spiraling inside of your head that are hindering you from leading your full potential? Be kind to yourself, chickadees.
So, enjoy. What lessons have moved you this year?