Unafraid Life Lessons – March 2016

I know that I’ve gone ghost over the past month. Its been crazy over here in my little bubble. Grad school is wrapping up and I’ve been swept away in a sea of final papers and graduation planning. But today I’m taking a break to sip some tea and do some much needed reflection. So let’s talk about those lessons…

#1. Beautiful memories are priceless.

As you may already know from my endless Instagram posts, I went to Cancun for spring break this year. I hopped on a plane at La Guardia airport to meet up with a group of 9 other people who I didn’t know very well for a 8 day adventure in a country I had never been to. I had no idea what to expect and it could have been a disaster waiting to happen, but we ended up having an amazing time. We ziplined and drove ATV’s through Mayan jungles, swam with sharks, sprawled out on the beautiful sand, ate ridiculously delicious food, and were able to experience an amazing culture. I live to travel and this is trip reminded me how much I love it. Do you know what sets your soul on fire and refreshes your spirit? Whatever that thing is, whoever that person is, I encourage you to soak up as much as possible. This life is not easy. We need inspiration and its these kinds of memories that remind us why we’re alive.

#2. Hard work pays off.

I’m barely a month away from graduation and I can almost feel the diploma in my hands. Its been almost two years of endless readings, projects and papers, but the end is in sight and I can see the finish line. I just have to keep moving forward until I finally cross it. Whatever you’ve been working towards during this season of your life, I encourage you to press on. Sometimes progress is slow, but celebrate the little victories as they come you’re way! Each step you take puts you closer to accomplishing your goal!

#3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

I’m going to be honest, there have been some moments over the past month when it felt like I was drowning under the sea of everything that I have to do. And while my pride usually gets in the way, I’m learning that sometimes you just have to admit that you don’t have it all together.Challenge yourself to do what you need to this month to take some of the pressure off of yourself. Ask your friend to reschedule the dinner you planned this week, email your professor for an extension on that paper, say no to adding another obligation to your already overloaded schedule… It takes strength to admit weakness. None of us have it all together. So why are we all so afraid of asking for help?

Until next time,

Dream on!

What’s been going on for you since our last chat? I’d love to know. Drop me a note below 🙂

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la Isla Mujeres, Cancun

 

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