Often, I find myself asking: “What’s next?” What am I doing with my life? Is this the right direction for me?” I don’t know if you ask yourself any of these questions, but if you don’t, I suggest you do. I don’t want you to ask these question in a negative context. I don’t want you to 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 in life. 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. Be open with yourself and invite new ideas into your heart. Every day is a chance for you to experience something new. Everyday you have the opportunity to push your fears away and allow yourself to view life differently.
Don’t allow anyone to discourage you to start making those positive changes that will mold you into the kind of woman you want to be. People are going to want to pull you down with their comments and opinions. 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, envision your life desires, and pursue those desires. No matter what it is you do, there will always be obstacles coming your way. New experiences will add value to your life; these experiences may also change your route, but keep your eyes focused on your destination. When you envision your life it’s like you are taking a mental picture. This picture serves as the roadmap for your future.
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.
Edited by Samantha McDonald
Photographer Eric Ramos