I am entering my second week of living in the Pacific Northwest, perplexed by the amount of opportunity that resides in the city, all the while challenged by securing that opportunity. The feeling of uneasiness is slowly seeping into my skin as I continue to search for the next step in my career. That determining factor of currency being a vital aspect in order to support myself to live comfortably; and the fact that I am still living out of boxes, suitcases, and stacks of clothes on the floor- how quickly it can fluctuate my mood as reality hits me.
Balance though, realizing that beyond the strife, life moves forward and finds it’s way. My life will go the way I perceive it to be, complete with the essential factor of rediscovering fulfillment within myself. Noting that, happiness cannot be derived from others- a certain joy must be created within the soul. I am my own artist, painting my blank canvas with vibrancy. I am listening to my spirit, each heart beat serving as a reminder that this is who I am, this is where I am at in my life, and I will continue to forward with a calm mind and a wild heart to fully experience it all. There is joy in my heart for this life and what is to come, even when the chaos has the power to dim that light.
That being said, remember the value of your self-worth and fulfillment. You have a choice to let the world take advantage of you, or YOU can take advantage of all the world has to offer. You create your happiness. Let your soul paint with the brightest of colors, curating the sweetest of memories. Approach each failure with a mindset of positivity and a desire to learn. Always learn, and stay curious. And if you catch yourself overwhelmed, dive into something that brings you joy. Cleanse yourself, and move ever onward. [I’m on my way to the forest now for a fresh breath of air].