This school year, I simply want to make the effort to cultivate spaces, experiences, relationships, and habits that I enjoy. We all can get into a habit of relaxing our role in our day to day experiences. By that I mean, we choose to continue living a life we may not have total joy living because living the life we want may take a little too much effort. Being comfortable in a situation we don't want is easy. But that's not how I want to live my life and neither should you.
With that being said, this year I want to spend more of my time doing more of what will have a more positive and long-lasting effect on my life and growth. I want to spend more of my time doing what makes me feel good. Right now, for example, I'm sitting in one of my favorite cafés/bookstores in D.C. listening to Jill Scott and working. That makes me feel good. A lot of you know that I'm trying (key word trying) to go vegan. That is because what I eat is directly tied to how I feel and I would like to feel better and more energized. Regardless of how hard it's going to be to give up Chick-fil-a, I want to feel good. Exercising, spending quality time with my loved ones, all of those things make me feel good, so I want to do more of that.
I think I'm really getting to the point where living a life that I don't like isn't really an option for me. I've talked about this before, but living my best life is really important to me, and I realized that waiting months or years to actually start living it is counter-intuitive. I know what my ideal life looks like, and I'm going to try my hardest to make that a reality right now, because I owe it to myself.
"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."