HELLO, beautiful people!
I finally turned 22 in May and it was a black Friday, bad luck…? I don’t think so! I didn’t know what to expect of being 22. It’s a weird crossover of being an “adult” and attempting to take up all the responsibilities but not. Plus the silly question, “How do you feel?” or “Do you feel different”? UM NO…. I feel the same but I’m “technically” a year older and I’m still complaining how long my double degree is taking me! However, the common thought that ran throughout my head that day was feeling extremely grateful for the life I have.
“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation” – Brian Tracy
The theme gratitude was a common though I kept on thinking of or maybe I just had a qualitative psychology that day. Regardless, I counted my blessing and thought how lucky I was. For the past two years, I was fortunate enough to globe-trot around the world. Being able to live in Copenhagen and India changed my perspective in the world I live. I got to reevaluate my life and figure out what was most important to me. I am externally grateful to have gained the experiences from my travels.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend” – Melody Beattie
Nevertheless, I am excited to see what the future holds for me but what I learned most is, enjoy the present moment, be present and don’t think too much of the past or the future.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow” – Melody Beattie
Thank you to my parents, family, friends and people who I have met along the way.
“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude” – Alfred North Whitehead
Till next time, -M
*NOTE all photos are taken by me unless stated otherwise.