YMI turned one month on April 14th! So many changes have happened since the last time I wrote on this site, and each one of them is worth celebrating with a page-long tribute. This is my first tribute, to the change that started all changes.
It happened 40 days ago.
This slip of paper was all that I was given when I withdrew from this semester in college. I found this in my purse today and had an outburst of gratitude. It felt like I've been away from school for a long time, but it's only been 40 days. When I was surfing in my thoughts earlier today, I listed all the changes that this slip of paper has brought along:
I turned from a night owl to a morning bird.
I found the strength to let go of what doesn't serve me, to say no to things that some, if not many, are saying yes to.
I started a journey of passion, a beautiful one.
I found my definition for self care: to become the person I need to become.
I realized that things are not always linear, that repaying a person can be done with kindness and kindness only (thank you Mary Karr).
I learned to live as if this is my last healthy day, literally (thank you Mitch and Morrie).
I am learning to honor all of my emotions and embrace the "dark" ones - I've learned that they actually aren't all that dark
Here's to 40 days. To Changes. To this journey called YMI. To dreaming. To being grounded.
*A note on my update frequency:
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to you for reading this and supporting me. As you may have noticed I'm not writing on this site as often as I used to. The reason is that I now only give myself 2.5 hours screen time every day. I'm what most people would call "half blind." Therefore I started to pay attention to the usage of my eyes. Recently my work as a tutor and photographer has been taking up most of my screen time. I'm still writing on a daily basis, with pen and paper. I should start to have more spare screen time during the summer, and I'll type up the missing journals as soon as that happens.