Spring is a delightful reminder of how beautiful change can truly be, if we didn’t have the dark and cold of winter, the growth, transformation and awakening of spring wouldn’t be quite as lovely. Allow yourself to be like spring; wild as the wind and unpredictable as the weather, let your love for yourself run deep as tree roots and bloom baby, bloom. The best time for beginning is now. You don’t have to wait till Monday, for summer, for someone to love with you enough. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.
Start where you are. Start with dread. Start with grief. Start with uncertainty. Start with hands trembling. Start with your voice shaking. Start here with what you have. Know its time to turn the page and trust the magic of new beginnings. The greatest way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.
No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety will change the future. Letting go may seem so straightforward, but rarely is it a onetime thing. Just keep letting go, until one day it’s gone for good. You’re building a crossing bridge by laying the pieces of humility and stumbles every day. It is a tough and slow job, but it can be exciting to watch as the change takes form.
We cannot become what we want or live the life we envision by remaining what we are. Know everything ends up working out, sometimes even better than you can imagine. If you’re in a challenging season. Believe in where you’re traveling. You had to be uncomfortable, otherwise you never would’ve moved.
When you cannot control what’s happening in life, task yourself to control the way you are responding. That’s where the power is. Rock bottom became the solid footing on which I built my life. It is never too late to be whoever you want to be and live a life that you’re proud of, you can always have strength to start over. I’m proud of the woman I am, I went through one hell of a time remembering and becoming her. Know that at any given moment, you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.
Be vigilant with how you are talking to yourself, because you are listening. You’ll be astonished at what you invite into your life after you start believing in what you deserve. You are the shit. Stop letting yourself or some dusty ass person stress you. Move on. Take a deep breath and remember who the fuck you are. You have so much to offer as the person you are right now. Darling, you are magical.
Know this, you can start renewed every single morning. Everyone’s progress looks unique. Instead of expecting perfection, try welcoming uncertainty and trust the course. Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is taking place right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the enjoyable without holding on when it shifts and being with the difficult times without being frightened it will always be.
Don’t let your thinking bully you. Let go of who you thought you had to be in order to be loved. Let go of cultural stereotypes and people’s opinions of who you should be. Let go being lead by traumatic pain. Let go of waiting for permission to live a courageous and bright life. Embrace the beauty of who you truly are. Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean you first, it means you too. Start each day with a peaceful mind and a grateful heart and at the end of the day your feet covered in the soil of the earth, your hair messy and your eyes twinkling.
To bloom is the wonderful process of embracing yourself and the springs blossoming flowers remind us of why the rain was essential to our growth. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward, just take the next step. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. Trust the pause, embrace the doubt, enjoy the beauty of becoming. Mother Nature does not panic or hurry; yet everything is achieved and how peaceful the hush of growing things.