A New Beginning
“The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.” ~Barbara De Angelis
I’ve spent the last couple of months coming into my new being. I’m not necessarily on a new journey, I’m just continuing a little deeper.
In the last few months I’ve come to see it’s not that one journey stops and another begins; it’s a continuous path with many transitions. Like chapters in a book, each page flows to the next and each chapter leads you further and further through the adventure.
My next chapter found me knee deep in adrenal exhaustion accompanied with other complications and biological dysfunctions. In the previous chapter of my life, I realized our struggles aren’t there to torture us; they manifest a more whole existence. If we allow these “misfortunes” to affect us positively, if we listen and learn from them, we come out ahead. Knowing something far more beautiful than I’ve ever seen is somewhere in the distance, yet inevitable, brings me comfort and has allowed each transition to be smoother than the last. Notice I didn’t say easy.
In the last few years I’ve learned more and more to love and accept myself. I am not perfect nor will I ever be, and even though I still fall victim to this false belief from time to time, I am letting go a little more each day. Sometimes it takes a strong grip to realize you’re tired of holding on so tightly. Although it feels in recent months I have been finding my own voice it’s actually been unfolding for years. This blog is an extension of that freedom from others’ ideas to finding, speaking and hearing my own inner statements, believing my own beliefs and living my own truth.
Living with integrity means:
- Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships.
- Asking for what you want and need from others.
- Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension.
- Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values.
- Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.
~Barbara De Angelis
Those of you that have been following me on my previous blog may ask “why a new blog?” My answer is I felt I had to step away, clean the slate, and start over so to speak. Not to say that the old blog was full of fallacies, but I might have felt swayed a bit in what I felt I should be feeling or doing. I also felt it was more of a downer than I truly felt most of the time. I just had to start fresh.
Here’s to new beginnings in a continuous journey to finding myself – an amazing journey!
Have you ever felt the need to step away, clean the slate and start over? Have you ever felt the need to recreate yourself in a way that is truthful to all you believe in and all of who you are?