Sometimes…

…you just gotta have faith.

Which is not the easiest thing to do when you’re stuck.

Sometimes…

… you just have to take a day to shut the world out so you can open up to yourself and deal with the chaos inside of you. And you don’t need to feel guilty or apologize or try to justify needing space. You just do what you need to do to take care of yourself, and that’s it. No explanation needed.

Dele Olanubi

And while the people in your environment might not get what this is all about, you have to remember that you’re doing it for the love; the love that you have for yourself. And sometimes you just have to consider that there are things you simply have to do only for yourself that not everyone in your life might understand. And it’s not about them. You live for you and have the choice to honor that precious life. I encourage you to never lose sight of that.

And yes, there is not only your personal ecosystem, but also society as a whole and the – from my point of view – unnecessarily high expectations it puts on our generation. Life becomes so much quicker each day with the responsibility to be available 24 hours, 7 days a week and our need to constantly feel connected and up to date through various social channels.

Sometimes it’s not about what society or anybody in your life for that matter wants or how available you should be. Sometimes it should only be about you. What drives you to get up in the morning with a thankful heart? What makes your heart skip a beat or race so fast that you think it might jump right out of your throat? What makes your eyes shine? What’s something that you’ve always wanted to do? What makes you truly happy?

Have you thought about that recently? Do you take the time out of your day to ponder those questions?
If you’re blissfully happy in this moment I salute you! Keep doing whatever it is that you’re doing!
If not, you might want to consider taking some time to figure those questions out. Cause I can promise you that the answers are out there. And while it might be scary to explore this, it might surprise you, excite you and open new beautiful doors.

And in the end you need to stand up for whatever path you’re going to choose. Sometimes you simply need to decide and don’t settle.
You want that mind-blowing love? It is out there waiting for you!
You want to be with someone that you can have incredible sex with, but the conversations about the meaning of life and books and death and the life after are even better?
We all want that kind of love that makes our head spin and makes us believe that anything is possible.

But sometimes, someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. And whatever their reason is you must leave. Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. There is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. And there is the love that will be ready.

Nayyirah Waheed

So sometimes you just gotta have faith…

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