One of the biggest lessons that I am learning right now is that I AM enough and I HAVE enough! As most of you know, I recently returned to the U.S. from a year abroad in Central America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. Yesterday was my first shopping trip since being back in the states and it was certainly an eye-opening experience. As I walked past Gap, Sephora, H&M…I felt as though I was looking at everything with fresh eyes. As an outsider. Exciting and difficult at the same time.
I really wish that I could put words to what I felt but that would be nearly impossible to do. The wealth and extravagance is so unlike most of what I’ve experienced and witnessed this past year and was more overwhelming than I had expected.
While I may not know what to expect for 2014, what I do know is that “I am enough, and I already have enough” I’ve desperately wanted to believe and feel this way for years and years. To be content where I am and to simply be happy and to not compare what I have or where I am with those around me. As I sit in my childhood bedroom with my coffee, beautiful candles, and a perfect moleskin on my desk I am so excited that I can say with conviction that I know it’s true.
Regardless of where you are and what you are going through I hope and pray for each of you that you will know that you too are enough and that you already have enough exactly where you are!
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
Sometimes we make things harder than they need to be. We can’t change everything at once but we can make one change every single day and we can hold ourselves to that. Before I returned to the states I was feeling overwhelmed each time that i thought through all that needed to be done. However, I can’t expect to return home and do everything. Some of the things that I’ve been thinking about/questions I’ve been asking would include:
Why do I find it so hard to relate to some people now?
The overabundance of stuff tends to get to me.
I don’t know how to put into words what happened to me this past year? How do you account for an entire year in a few short sentences?
How should I be filling my days? Am I being too lazy or do I need to give myself a break?
Coffee has never tasted so good! Lol.
Each day seems to be such a range of emotions from high to low to high again. Overall, being home has been amazing and I am loving spending time with my family and friends. Everyone has been so welcoming and each day little pleasures such as a hot shower, electricity, clean clothes, fast wi-fi, etc. continue to excite me and bring me so much joy! Yeah for new beginnings.
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Here are a few things that I love!
1. Google hangouts with my favorite people (you know who you are)
2. Watching the Korean drama “Love Truly” with my mom and sister
3. The way Florida smells
4. Anything on the menu at Coho! If you ever go to Palo Alto you MUST eat there!
5. Drinking good coffee (meaning dark and black)
6. My cat Felix
7. Doing laundry
8. The color blue
9. Rainy nights
10. Football season (#gators #buckeyes)