QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” -Ibn Battuta

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13 MILES IN NYC

Whew, I am exhausted! By the time this posts, I’ll have been back from NYC for a week or so but I just have to give a quick update on my latest adventure. Probably my craziest adventure! 

If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you know that I picked up a trip with a 32 hour layover in NYC. I’ve never been before, and I hit the ground running! I ended up walking more than 13 (YES THIRTEEN!) miles throughout the city exploring Central Park, Times Square, Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building, and several flea markets. 

I can’t wait to show you all the pictures from NYC, and I can’t wait even more to go back! 

SELF LOVE

I’ve spent the past twenty four years of my life taking care and loving others. I’ve tried so very hard to keep everyone happy, to never disappoint those closest to me. I’d do anything for my loved ones, and I’d put myself through anything so they would be happy and safe. But I’ve finally realized that I have been doing it at my own expense. 

When it comes to the relationships in my life, I have always put the other person first. I wanted to make them proud, always keep a smile on my face, and felt the need to prove that I was worthy of their time and love. I was so focused on proving my worthiness, that I forgot to determine if they were worthy of MY time and love. 

It’s taken me way too long to understand my worth, to see my potential, and to know that I deserve to have supportive, ambitious, caring people in my life. I allowed too many people to take up too much of my time when they shouldn’t have been in my life. I learned lessons, had my feelings hurt too many times, and lost my self worth along the way. It won’t be easy, but I’m trying to gain my self confidence back. I’m starting by changing the way I see myself, and to remember to love myself first.