I’m sure everyone at some point in their life has heard and used the phrase, “why not?”. Presumably, you might wonder why is this the topic for this particular write up. “Why not” has been my phrase for 2017. To me, this phrase presents the idea that I am in charge of my present and my future. That anyone including myself is capable of accomplishing or experiencing anything the world has to offer. Anytime I’m asked to try something new, I reply with “why not” simply because there’s no reason to deny myself of an experience. “Why not” encompasses the notion that there is no restriction or plausible reasoning for why something can’t happen or be done. “Why not” you be the next President? “Why not” you be the next big entrepreneur? Why can’t it be you who’s traveling and sharing your traveling experiences with the rest of the world? The world is limitless as long as you allow yourself to have the outlook of “why not” me who can make this dream become a reality? So what’s stopping you from making a difference?
So I realize it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I plan on taking advantage of the summer and becoming more of an avid blogger. We’re closing in on the first half of 2017 and to say the least, it’s been positive. From rekindling old relationships to making new ones to exploring more of where I’ve been living the last few years, I can say that things are headed in the right direction. Not everything I’ve realized is going to pan out the way you plan it to be, however with patience and a positive outlook, how can you dwell longer than you need to. Needless to say, I’m excited to get more into blogging and to share my experiences, travels, and things that I’m eager to share with anyone who cares to read.
Every encounter we come across is life a lesson one way or another. From bad grades to bad breakups. From milestone accomplishments to having a family. Each of those events are encounters that must embrace. Every person that you encounter teaches you a little bit more about yourself whether you realize then or later on. It’s quite funny how life works huh? I sometimes ponder why I’ve been put in certain situations that in a million years would I ever think I’d end up in. And then I think back, this is just another lesson in a million that I’ll encounter throughout my whole lifetime. To anyone who comes across or reads this passage, remember, close encounters are never bad, they’re simply life lessons.
If the hurt comes, so will the happiness
God determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.
“Sometimes we become too focused on the finish line, that we fail to find joy in the journey.”
Do you ever come across a time in your relationship and ask yourself whether this person is the right one for you? Have you felt like maybe there’s someone better or that you haven’t found the “right” one? Let me tell you. Every relationship goes through phases. From the “I can’t get enough of you” to the “ugh, just give me some space” stage. It’s not meant to be perfect. Falling in love is something that occurs but choosing to keep loving one another is another. Too often we’re quick to point out flaws and blame one another for our dis satisfactions. It’s common to look elsewhere outside of your relationship for the solution or to simply runaway from the problem. However, the key to succeeding is learning to love that person that you found. Now I’m not saying that this works for every relationship because some have gone past the point of no return. But, it takes work day in and day out from both sides. It takes time, effort, and energy to sustain that love. Being able to communicate and sustain that trust with one another is essential to a successful relationship. It’s also important to know what exactly needs to be done to make it work. Love is no mystery as we hold the keys to making it sustain or letting it crumble into pieces. Remember that God determines who walks into your life and provides you with tools to make it work. However, it’s up to you who decides who walks away, who stays, and who you fight for.