Our Predestined Journey

Life is short. Life is sweet. Life is an everlasting rollercoaster of priceless moments and unforgettable memories. 

The only thing that I am absolutely sure of in life, is that our lives are predestined. Our journey is laid out for us even before our Earthly arrival. We have always and will always be given a myriad of choices to choose from. Although, now it seems that the path we choose is always the path we were meant to travel.

Thinking deeply about this makes my brain swim and revisit the mistakes, choices, and milestones that I have surpassed and overcome. Just knowing that, every single choice (whether they be good or bad) that I have ever made in my life’s entirety was always meant for me to learn from.

Being the person that I want to be while simultaneously being the person I was created to be, is what life is all about. Each day, I strive to be a better person.. to lend my hand (or shoulder, or heart) to people who need/deserve it.. to help influence others to live their happiest life possible.. to help create a beautiful world to live in for generations to come. I have forgotten how to be unhappy and miserable because I am too invested in living my life to the fullest capacity. I refuse to let my well-being suffer, even during the darkest times. I let my journey guide me out of dark waters, towards the white light that always seems to shine a little bit brighter.

This is where my faith grows stronger. It becomes more palpable and I can almost grasp it with my bare hands. I will always try to make the right decision, and lead myself (and others) down the right path, but I know that whatever direction I may go, I will consistently travel towards my final destination.  It is a refreshing thought and it makes me want to dance with joy, because when it comes down to it.. I know that I will always survive, I will always conquer, and most importantly, I will always find that bright light.

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Inspiration vs. Intimidation

I am in a place in my life where I know exactly who I am and exactly how I want to live my life. I want to lead a life full of positivity, compassion and inspiration: whether that be to myself or towards others. I want to try my very best to be a better person each and every day.

Growing up, I was shy, quiet and simply moved with the flow that we call life. I certainly worked hard at my schooling, work and athletics but I never really knew who I was. Pretty girls made me nervous, smart girls made me self-aware, and the confident girls scared me senseless. I was always timid towards them because I had wished that I had myself figured out, like they seemed to already have done.

I knew that if I got into stellar shape, I would boost my self-esteem along with my confidence. Genetics had blessed me with a slender frame, but I wanted the muscles and toned physique that some girls dreamed to have. I knew that doing that for myself would give me goals, newfound positivity and happiness that everyone needs and yearns for.

When I first started learning about healthy living and fitness regimens, I became aware of the people around me who were already submerged in this lifestyle. The people I had met and known of intimidated me from head to toe. I now know that these were not the people I should have been looking to for guidance, and I should not have considered them as examples of how to achieve the life I wanted. These people were condescending, harsh, and were the epitome of intimidation and led me to quickly run in the other direction of what I wanted, because of how they made me feel.

I did not want to be picked on or judged, and I certainly refused to do that to people trying to accomplish the same things that I was.

Fast forward a couple of years from the exact moment that I gave up. I met my now-fiancé, who completely changed my outlook on what I had thought I knew about people who were doing the same things that I wanted to be doing. He brought me to the gym and introduced me to the most inspiring and motivating people that I had ever met. I learned that there were people, whether beginners or professionals, that were so very different than the people that I had come to associate with fitness. Meeting these people and having the extra boost of support, I finally made that change for myself. I was finally inspired enough to push myself towards my goals I wanted to achieve and the lifestyle I wanted maintain.

I then gave myself the positivity, happiness, compassion, and the self-acceptance that I had been in search of. Having that one person to open my eyes and help guide me in the right direction was all that I had needed. Once I was happy with myself, I could be happy with everything else. It was the first time that I had felt that I was in the right place in my life and ever since then, I was finally comfortable being who I was.

If I could do one thing in my life, it would be t0 inspire just one person to push towards their goals and to find their happiness. I would want to motivate any person that I could, and also help to guide them to a happy, healthy, and peaceful place. I would only want the chance to do the things for someone, that my fiancé did to help me.