I know I ask myself several questions often, “What’s next?” What am I doing with my life?” And is this the right direction for me?” I don’t know if you ask yourself any of these questions and if you don’t, I suggest you should. I don’t want you to ask these question in a negative context. I don’t want you think, “my goodness! My life is falling apart, everyone else seems to have their lives together!” That way of thinking won’t get you to where you want to be. Even if you don’t know what you want to do or who you want to be, that is alright. You are on a journey that only you can define. Forget about your age and running out of time. Every day is a chance for you to experience something new. Everyday push your fears away and allow yourself to view life differently. Be open with yourself and invite new ideas into your heart.
Throughout our lives we often get caught in a fantasy of how our lives look like. We often forget to check ourselves and end up settling in the fantasy we created. If you want to make a impact in your friends and families lives you need to be strong and pull yourselves up. Start making those positive changes that will mold you into the kind of women you want to be. Don’t allow anyone to discourage you. People are going to want to pull you right back into the “Fantasy land”. A dear friend of mine once told me, “Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one!” People are always going to have something to say, especially once they start to see changes take place in your life. It is going to be up to you to look into your mirror and envision your life. This shouldn’t be scary. No matter what it is you do, their will always be obstacles coming your way. This will add new experiences to your life and ever so often changing your route, but not your destination. When you envision your life it’s like you taking a mental picture. Then, slowly start making those baby steps and you will get there. Living in a “Fantasy world” is fun for a while, but it’s only fulfilling your quick wants, not your needs and future life dreams.
As the New Year approaches ask yourself, “What do you want from life and what’s next?” Keep pushing through and everything will fall into place. Christmas Eve is next week! I hope you enjoy all the happiness that comes with the holidays.
With much love, Evelyn
Photographer Eric Ramos