Life Update: Sometimes you have to step back and smell the roses

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Hi, it’s been a moment.

I have had a summer which felt like a rollercoaster with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I went backpacking with close friends, spent quality time with loved ones, and felt like I was moving in the right direction with my business and personal development. Then, on the other hand, I lost my grandma, put my 19-year cat down, watched the declining health of my surviving grandparents, and felt incapable to meet the goals that at one point seemed doable. 

In this mess of emotions, I took time to step back, reevaluate my priorities and make space for the important things in my life, while also structuring my life so that I can still meet my goals for this year. Here are a few things that I learned: 

  1. You never know what the future holds, so spend your time doing things you enjoy and being with the important people in your life. 
  2. Be grateful and cherish the people in your life
  3. Memories are the most valuable things you have
  4. Money can be made again memories can not 
  5. Learn and implement your coping strategies now, as they are harder to learn when you are in the deepest of darkness
  6. Spend your time, attention, and energy mindfully
  7. Listen,  you’ll never know what you can learn from the stories that others tell you
  8. In the wise words of airplane safety instructions, “ put your mask on first, then help others” 
  9. Your environment is an expression of your mental state 
  10. Step back. Smell the roses and notice that in the big picture our problems may not be quite as big as they seem in the moment 

I wish you all a good fall and that we can move into this new season with new eyes, a grateful heart, and a healthy body.