When a chapter of your life ends, don’t be sad because it’s over, be happy because without that chapter, you wouldn’t have a story to tell.
Someone once told me that something wasn’t meant for me but that I should hold on because I was someone that had to be sure and ready and wait for the right time. This felt like the most unloving thing I could possibly do so I ignored them. I didn’t wait a moment longer.
Why waste another moment of this life…
I’ll be forever grateful for that persons advice even though I didn’t take it. It made me stop searching for answers, reassurance, approval from the outside and just realise if I know myself enough already, then everything is much simpler and clearer.
If this is our one chance at life then I kind of want to do the best of it I can, take the most risks, make the truest friends, feel the deepest love, and live to the fullest but most of all I just want to feel content. I struggle with contentment. I envy people that find contentment in the simplest of things in life. I feel like I yearn for more, for more experiences, more feeling, more opportunities, just more out of life but more and more I’m appreciating how a simply life can be a full happy magical one. But you won’t be content with this until you are content in yourself and your choices and that might take a lot of trial and error and f ups and risks.
Today we’re shown that endless opportunities are at our finger tips, what we can do with our life and time, it makes me excited but also sometimes anxious. We can travel the world, we can achieve our wildest dreams, we can change career, eat every cuisine in one city, book a flight in a click. But all this choice makes us want want want and lose sight of who we truly are and of what life is all about. I don’t know what made me ignore that persons advice but I think it made me realise life is too short to waste another moment!
Being true to who you are and knowing who you are doesn’t come from anywhere or anyone else but from within and it comes from letting go…
Let go of what you “should” be doing. Let go of anything and anyone that stops you being your most authentic you. Let go of pettiness. Let go of the need to please. Let go of the past. Let go of the future. Let go of the need for approval and acceptance. Let go of your idea of perfection. Let go of expectations. Let go of comparison. Let go of what your holding on to because of fear.
I still struggle with all of the above but once you let go once, it gets easier.
So practice letting go but hold on to you. The most honest you. It’s so so easy to let go of you. To give you up for someone else’s dream or the worlds expectation of you. You might lose you for a bit but when a flicker comes back, hold on to it. Even if it’s a tiny piece. And when life knocks you, hold on to you even more. Don’t change for anything or anyone. Don’t let the world change you. Don’t let mistrust make you lose your faith, don’t allow pain to make you bitter, forgive, appreciate and know that every chapter and every story is beautiful. Don’t wait for the perfect moment. There isn’t one. And don’t waste another moment being untrue to you.
Love, Lottie x