There’s a side to me that needs it to stay focused on work. During the winter months I become more of a homebody and trying to maintain a ritual is a top priority. Black Tea is the key ingredient, to my success. Every morning I wake up, sit with my cup of tea and relax. Some days I write and others I just get ready for work. I try to take the time every morning to relax, I am tired of feeling stressed out and anxious with the leftover shit from the day before. I don’t want to be weighed down by this and trying to create a routine is one method in which I am trying to break this habit. Life throws you lots of punches that some days I don’t know how to relax but we are all learning to find this balance, because there is no perfect formula.
Everyone I meet in life has a story to tell and something for me to learn from, no matter their age or background. It takes a lot of hard work and patience before things ever seem to begin to work out. There is no skimping or minimal work; hard work and dedication are what get you places. I try to always do what I love and live in the moment all while working my ass off.
Sometimes I get so hung up on what others might have to say about me, and what I'm doing that I am afraid to write. It goes through phases but in the end, I write for me, this is my personal blog. When I am unedited I get some of the most inspiring responses. Just the other day I got a message from a friend who is going to be driving cross country solo and camping alone! I was so excited to be able to share some advice/ stories with her that I figured and know she is not the only one so I wanted to share what I have learned.
I have spent a lot of time in my head. Working things out. Figuring out who I am, what drives me. What I’m passionate about. Thinking about the best way to say something, the most efficient way to act or do or make. I get so far into my head. I get stuck there. It takes me a long time, longer than most people I think, to move from thought into action. Sometimes we need to knock the wind out of ourselves and we need to push ourselves past the deliberation of the mind in order to do them. The line between letting an idea marinate and choosing to procrastinate on something is a very, very thin one. Waiting can be helpful– it can be the germination time you need. But we get away too often with putting off our great ideas by saying we’re not ready.
Embarking on a new project, idea or chapter is exciting and there isn’t a reason to wait. Get out of your head and go for it! We all are searching for this perfect balance, and it does not really exist. Trust- Trust is what you need to GO BIG. Trust yourself and you will find successes, this is what I am slowly learning.