He told me the world is before me; it’s mine, go for it.
Why couldn’t I see this until now? Why did I not see you until now?
You are mine. You love me, and you would do anything in this world, in your lifetime, to show me. You make my heart flutter, and get my spirits so high. Everything is possible with you.
I love you, TP CTXO honey, too.
Everyday we live a life that was built on a path long paved before our own time. These are the choices we have no power to change. The sacrifices my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, ancestors made—I will never understand, but I hope to be living out a dream that they had hoped for long before my existence. This is great love to me.
Everyday, I am so fortunate to be living this life and often I take it for granted. Everyday, I wake up with choices that raise me higher than I could imagine, simply because I was graced with this fortunate life, and for that I feel blessed.
Everyday, we also live out a path that was paved by our own stones. These are the choices we have every power to make. Because history must stop for the present to begin, and someday, my own stone path will be a history for the next. Histories. This year alone though, has been much about reflecting for me. Where have I been? Where am I going? How do I measure my self-worth? How much is my worth? How much have I grown?
As I grow with age, spirit, and soul, I appreciate more the choices that were laid before my time, the choices that I have laid, and the choices I still have to make each day.
I recall my heroine, Beyonce’s quote: “There’s no drum roll or trumpet that goes off when you make the biggest decision in your life; sometimes you don’t even know that you made them.”
Everyday, I have the power to make my own decisions and I must let these choices live out to their potential.
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It feels so surreal how everything plays out. One year’s past, I broke off an engagement that took years to finally heal. I am in a better place than I could have ever imagined. I am happy, completely happy now. Another year’s past, I began to love myself and reconstruct my passions: for love, for my parents, for my sisters, for my brother, for my kiddies, for education, for jurisprudence, for life, and most importantly, for me. This year, I accomplished a life goal: travel—see the ocean, embrace Machu Picchu, walk outside of my comfort zone, alone with confidence.
And next year? I feel a self-surprise. I’ve stopped measuring my happiness, because my destination is simply to live.
Lately, I’ve been listening and loving James Bay’s “Let It Go.” The song speaks to me so clearly, because I’ve rolled up and tossed away many anchors in my life. I have freedom to sail now. I saw the ocean in California this year and for the first time ever, I caught the sea breeze: peace feels like that catch. I’ve let go and let it be. I’ll be me. I love me.