Happy New Year ✨🥂✨
2019 threw me so many curved balls that I now feel, I can rise in the face of adversity and win hands down. No matter what cards I’m dealt!
EVERY TIME I thought things were going my way, the universe tested my patience and resilience. But you know something? The universe forgot I was a war child and I’ve faced what many of my peers couldn’t even imagine as their worst nightmare.
I’m not saying I was ready to attack the challenges face on immediately. And I’m not saying I didn’t feel scared, hurt and angry at times. And there were times I crawled back into my shell and wished I could hibernate for a season like my favourite nocturnal creatures, the hedgehogs. But my beautiful and emotionally intelligent boy, and the undying support of my very close network of friends and family got me going. Not forgetting my gorgeous and incredibly talented accountability buddies who guided me out of the potholes I found myself in.
I decided to acknowledge the pain, rather than bury and ignore it like I used to. I found strategies around dealing with the unrest and the uncertainty. For me, this was in the form of taking long walks, reading, and having pow wows with my buddies to check my sanity. Until I found solutions to the many challenges I faced. ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME…
I’m curious…. How do you deal with the serious, surprise life challenges that are thrown your way? Are you aware of the immense guilt and the shame you feel in those situations as I did? And do they stop you from reaching out and seeking different perspectives?
Here’s to believing in ourselves and the hidden powers within us more… In the famous words of one of my favourite poets, Hafez:
“You have in your soul, every ingredient necessary to turn your existence into joy. All you have to do is to mix your ingredients”
Love and strong coffee