Butterflies just like flowers have to grow and transform through darkness, they grow their wings in such times and flowers their petals with specks of light shining through feeding their souls and providing hope of what will soon be. As they make it to the light they become something beautiful, magnificent, stunning, extraordinary, uniquely their own and undoubtedly strong yet delicately fragile. Their journey... your journey might be filled with darkness and there's a chance that it will be more than once but that doesn't mean there won't be light... that there isn't light or that there won't be light once again...one day just like the butterflies and flowers you'll see it, feel it and be it so if you are covered in darkness right now, ever are or are again once more think of all things that grow through dark and become something full of extraordinary beauty because that my friend is eventually what you will become or become even more of through the pain of the dark!
Hello, hello 2017! I hope you guys had a good holiday break? What did you get up to?. I don't know about you guys but I'm really hoping this year holds better things than last year and I'm sending my love and well wishes out to you all for this year! I've actually set similar goals to last year... some were achieved and I want to keep growing them even further like gaining muscle and strength, some were not that far off like my 1st muscle up and well some weren't achieved like a positive change in my job situation... though in December I started a 3 month internship, one of the reasons I was MIA in catching up with you all. It's been nearly 4 years since I've studied so a lot of things I'm having to relearn and some I didn't grasp enough when I studied as well... only up from here right?!. One of my goals again this year is my own self love journey which needs a revamp after a tough 2 years in which depression has most definitely struck me and taken it's toll. At some point I could potentially be disappearing from the internet world to work on and heal myself... I like the idea of cocooning myself, transforming and then butterflying out again which will no doubt give me lots more knowledge and inspiration to share with you all. If and when that happens I'll let you all know and we can still keep in contact through email if anyone wishes! :)
Well 2016 you are coming to end and to be honest I'm glad, this year has been another struggle for me however I'm thankful for all that I have achieved, learnt, progressed and strength that I have gained no matter how small and big. Whatever 2016 has been for you I'm proud that you're still here, I'm proud of the accomplishments you have made big and small and I'm proud of your strength and all that you are.
Wishing you all happy holidays and New Year! Thank you for all being the incredible people that you are, thank you, thank you, thank you! <3 I'm taking a break from blogging for the next 3 weeks and shall see you guys in 2017! Love you!
If any of you guys out there are like me you don't really plan your New Year's... ahaha I kind of just chill and have a low key evening and day so in the name of that if you have no plans and have no idea what to do here are some ideas!
Card/Board Game Evening: Invite some family and friends or if your flatmates are around bring out the Chinese Checkers, Twister, Uno and Poker and have some fun!
Self Love For The Win: Dress up, paint, write, have a bubble bath, do your hair, paint your nails, read a book, watch a movie, meditate, write a wish, snuggle up and then spend New Year's Day at one of your favourite spots or doing something you love aka a date day! ;)
Park And Chill: Us Kiwis are lucky to have New Year's in the summer so if you live on this side of the world grab some mates or some family and have some fun at a park or on a beach, play games, watch the sky or surf and chill out!
Movie Marathon: So at one point when I was younger Titanic was on EVERY single New Year's Eve on a channel here in New Zealand... I was so young at that point though that I never use to get to watch the ending... not that I remember anyway ha! For a good few years it's been a tradition for me or my go to, to watch it right through XD. If Titanic's not your thing chuck on your faves or hey even some of your childhood faves, snuggle up in a onesie or if you're in New Zealand something light ;) and enjoy!
Party At Home: Invite some people over and see where the evening takes you! ;)
What are you guys up to for New Year's Eve and Day? Do you have plans?
It's important to be able to set personal boundaries within friendships, family relationships, romantic relationships, relationships in general, your job and any other areas of your life. Knowing what feels comfortable and right for you, being able to say yes to things and no to others, being able to speak up where you feel it's necessary to do so and being able to come to compromises is important so you don't lose yourself, your worth, your happiness and your light as such things can be easily lost when you try to please others and seemingly the world all the time. The next time you feel guilty for saying no, putting your foot down, doing what's right for you or asking for more of what you want know you are protecting and honouring your soul which is vital in keeping in a healthy and happy place.