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Life is a very interesting journey. There are times things may go exactly how you plan for them , times they are no where close to where you intended them to be, leaving you with a nightmare of a situation. As if that’s not enough, sometimes life can decide to get more interesting, and your situation may posses both wins and losses at the same time. It really is unpredictable and you can never be fully prepared.
More than often, I always speak about being positive through out. However, in all honesty, I fail to mention how difficult it is to truly remain positive. It actually does take an effort and some more. For months on end I have been battling with some personal issues in my life and being positive has not come easy. I recall my younger years when having positive vibes was like second nature to me. But gradually as I grew up and comprehended life as it was, positivity was no longer a strong suite.
As I await my graduation for my undergrad in December, I am trying to juggle a number of endevours that include interning with a corporate firm, creating content and business development for my blog and also working on enhancing my main business of creating garments for my clients. Juggling has never been easy so the struggle has been immense. And when I prosper in one, another lags behind. Rarely am I completely satisfied in all the respective spheres. And so when I sacrifice one deliberately so that one may prosper, it can be such a painful ordeal if it does not go according to plan.
This post is a mini rant but my decision to share is because I believe it may resonate with one, two or even all of my readers. And just to let you know as these words come to my brain and as I share with you, I am also speaking to myself. We tend to be so good at advising others but when it comes to ourselves we do ourselves a disservice. So be encouraged to give yourself a pep talk as you would give some one you love. T.H.E E.N.D!
So the other day after a month and a half of working so hard on collaborations with two very talented and amazing individuals, they decided to cancel on me the day before everything was to go down. I was extremely hurt and offended. I could not understand HOW and WHY after all the hard work I had put towards those projects all someone could say was NO and add a flimsy excuse. A thousand selfish reasons cropped up and this angered me even more.I shall not delve into the nitty gritties of that because I chose to forgive and move past the situation. However I find it important to mention the part where the next morning I asked God to calm my spirit and grant me discernment. And just like he says, ask and it shall be given unto you, I realized that my hard work had not gone to waste at all. It had all gone to my books of experience and exposure because as I was preparing for these projects, I had networked with amazing people who I could work with in the future. And Alas my glass was half full.
We choose how we think.
We have to.
Just because one or even two doors close, it will never mean we should give up or lose hope in that area entirely. It just means we need to push a little harder and further because we know what awaits us is always worth it. And how do we do that? By simply putting our FAITH to work. And what does faith mean you may ask…. FAITH is the evidence of the things not seen. That
unfortunate weekend reminded me that my project goals (and life goals in general) would someday be a reality and all that was required of me was to believe. And in thinking about this retrospectively, I realize that I can choose to see life with both wins and losses WITH A MAJOR IN WINS but it is the secret to remaining positive in this journey called life.
If there is anyone whose doors have been shut, people around you have rejected your ideas, life seems not to be going your way or you are working so hard but constantly hitting a dead end….Please trust me when I say Have Faith. It may not be easy at first but when you do it intentionally and with a conscious mind, your mind will begin to switch itself into believing those beautiful thoughts about yourself and your situation and in no time your situation will change for the better.
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