As I do it every year since the past years: 23TH Spring, 24TH Spring, 25TH Spring, 26TH Spring, I blog at each new spring. As I was very busy during the past days, I missed it four days ago. But, as they say, later is better than never.
How do I start? … I have been thinking about what my post would be this year since the first day of November, yet, here am I, sitting in front of my screen, hesitant and lost in my thoughts…..
Three minutes later….
Lessons from the past year – I have learned a lot about human nature and people management.
Life with people is beautiful and wouldn’t be as interesting as it is without them but caution and diplomacy should be used when dealing with them. I am almost giving up my Spontaneous Self to be more the Cautious and Observing Me. I have learned to decipher wolves hidden behind a sheep mask and I have learned to let go of toxic habits. I have learned to shut up although I am right, I have learned to apologize although I am right….. I fought for my beliefs and welcomed ennemies I gained because of my principles, my standards, my vision and my dream. The past year was about my Human Awareness & Management in Life classs. I struggled but passed the class!
I have also learned about leaving my comfort zone, challenging my fears and working towards my dreams. It takes guts, resilience and boldness to live your dream. I now understand why almost everybody has a dream but very few people live their dreams and I am happy, satisfied and proud of myself because I am daring! I am living! I have a vision, I have a dream and everyday of my life, I am working to fulfill it :) Getting married and launching a business were two of my biggest fears but I overcame them both: Here am I happily married since three months and expanding my natural hair center :).
My third lesson is about freedom. Everybody is RELATIVELY free. I have longly read about freedom and how free some people are and how freedom is a necessity. I have observed that people are only partially/relatively/questionably free. No matter how much people claim they are free, they are still enslaved to something, even a little thing: slaves of a habit, slaves of a situation, slaves of their beliefs, slaves of their mind, slaves of society, slaves of Facebook, LOL. Freedom is relative and once I have realized that, I have chosen what I would be free of and what I would be enslaved to. Happier and easier life!
New Spring, New Philosophy– At this point in my life, I have realized how a lot of things are vain and I can concur with King Solomon as stated in Ecclesiastes 1: 2 “The greatest futility! Everything is futile!”. That’s why I have decided to concentrate on the most vital things and based on my current situation, my health and my peace are the most important things to me
Health: Mental health. Spiritual Health. Body Health. IAmness Health. Less 12-16 hours working in a block, less sleepless nights, less Facebook, less stress, less platonic and toxic friendship, less Ragaman (taurine and gingseng drink made in Haiti) drinking, less emotional eating, less shopping therapy. More quality time with true friends and family, more reading and writing, more self care, more praying, more rest, more self-building initiative. I have decided to stop doing weight loss journeys- more about the appearance than the real deal- from now on, I am on a health reclaiming journey.
Peace: Peace with myself, peace with others.
Reviewing and challenging my feelings, my beliefs, myself to build a stronger Me with grounds and anchor.
I have noticed how people like others to nurture their delusion instead of telling them what the reality is and I am NOT getting there! In trying to always be transparent and truthful, I have hurt myself several times and I am determined to be, stay and remain outspoken but ONLY with selected people.
I am grateful for each new day as it is an opportunity for me to do better. Just like a butterfly or some wine, with age, I shall become better until I reach the best version of myself.