I enjoy my alone time – maybe a little too much. It’s comfortable and it’s how I unwind and recharge. But I realized a few months ago that life was going to be uncomfortable for a while as I transitioned and that I needed to embrace the changes happening and face my fears. As I went to work setting goals of how I was going to step out of my comfort zone and be more social, I came across this quote:
“The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.” – Jim Rohn
When we build walls around us we are trying to resist change and growth. Everything happens for a reason and life is so much more beautiful and enjoyable when we embrace change and are willing to step out of our comfort zone and allow God to make more out of our lives than we ever could.
I’ve found that healing takes place at a quicker rate when we surround ourselves with good people and allow ourselves to just HAVE FUN and LET GO! I have seen myself smiling more and more and the sparkle coming back into my eyes every day as I serve, love, laugh and learn with those around me. I am in awe of the friends that have been brought into my life and the moments that we have all been there for each other as needed. The power of friendship is beautiful and I’m so blessed to be surrounded by so many spiritual giants who build me up and have helped to make me whole again.
Since I’m treating this blog as one of my journals, I decided to document some of the fun I’ve had in the past few weeks. I take pictures of everything, as I consider it a great way to journal and document memories as they’re being made. Here is a glimpse of some of the goodness happening in my life lately:
“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” – Orlando A. Battista