How are you loves? Its been a while since we last spoke. Another month has come and gone and suddenly June has begun, which means once again its time to reflect on the 30ish days that lay behind us. So grab a seat and let’s chat, shall we?
#1. Celebrate all the victories, the big and small ones.
Graduation finally happened. Last month I crossed that stage and was handed the piece of paper that I’ve been working for. I officially have a master’s degree and I’m so proud to be able to claim that. But every accomplishment we achieve doesn’t come with a ceremony or a cheering crowd. For me its still a victory when I’m able to drag myself out of bed when all I want to do is stay comfy under the covers. Sometimes a victory means making it to the end of a long, hard day or gathering the courage to finally have that conversation you’ve been putting off. If anything its the small triumphs that are the most important. Those are the ones that may mean the most to us and may have the greatest impact in our lives. So go ahead and do your victory dance. Who cares who’s watching?
#2. Family is forever.
I am eternally grateful to my family. My parents, my bothers, grandparents, all my cousins, aunts, and uncles… I cannot even begin to describe how supportive and solid they have been for me, not just in the 2 years that I’ve been in New York, but throughout my entire life. But family isn’t just blood. Each one of us creates our own definition of family. Family can be a friend that’s been by your side through the highs and lows, a neighbor who looks out for you, or anyone who you can count on to have your back when you need it. My journey to and through New York has shown me who I can trust to hold me down when I need it the most. No matter who your family is, make sure you take the time to tell them how much you appreciate them. We can never tell them enough, but at least we can try.
#4. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
I feel like I’m always relearning this lesson. While I’m beyond glad that I’ve finished with grad school, I’m also wondering what happens next. There are still so many things that I want to do with my life, so many places I want to explore and people who I want to meet. Part of me is still praying that some incredibly generous soul will volunteer to pay off all my student loans so I can wander through the world debt-free. (I’m also still praying that someone will hand me a job that lets me travel the world, take beautiful photographs, and write all about it so if you have the connect please let me know!)
But in all seriousness, comfort can be dangerous. If we get too comfortable where we are – in our career, our relationships, our personal growth – we’ll never reach our full potential. You are the embodiment of infinite possibility and created with a divine purpose. Let’s go discover the amazing things that that await us just beyond the boundaries of our comfort zone.
Love and light,
Your Fellow Dreamer ❤
Give me your update! What’s happened for you over the last month?