I didn’t know I was attracting things in my life – both good and bad – but apparently I was. Now I can truly say: The Law of Attraction works.
Today wasn’t the Sunday I planned. But it was a good Sunday nonetheless. I spent some time with my guy, and then some time for myself.
Once or twice in your life, you will feel an emptiness in your life. You may be active and busy, yet life still seems incomplete. In your attempt to figure this out, you do things out of the ordinary – things you wouldn’t normally do.
Some people who have never experienced this before (or are simply judgmental) call this drama.
We call it quarter-life crisis.
When I was still working in the corporate world, this quarter-life crisis hit me like a storm. It came out of nowhere and I didn’t know how to manage it by myself. It was the time that I was still adjusting in my very first workplace. I was only a few months in, yet… I was already out of place. What takes years for some only took months for me. I felt I was in the wrong place at the right time. I knew I had to get out of there ASAP.
And so I left that job and started with my self-love journey.
#WorldMentalHealthDay was just around the corner and I’m just about to write my entry on it today.
On October 10, I witnessed a lot of my online friends posting about #WorldMentalHealthDay. I honestly didn’t know such a day exists, but I’m glad it does. I saw close acquaintances and strangers tweet their thoughts, share their own experiences and recovering tips, post their stories on Facebook, and basically celebrate the day.
I happen to believe that we are all walking repositories of buried treasure. I believe this is one of the oldest and most generous tricks the universe plays on us human beings, both for its own amusement and for ours: The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels – that’s creative living. The often surprising results of that hunt – that’s what I call Big Magic.
(Elizabeth Gilbert )
It constantly amazes me where avid readers get the energy to write a book review in a manner that they can relate the events to their own life journey. The fact that you can finish an entire book for a review is amazing enough for me. However, after so much contemplation on this particular book, I finally got myself a copy (and the last one in the bookstore, at that!) and truly, I can say, how epic it is for some hundreds-page book to impact my life so much.
I’m talking about Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.
Over the course of 23 years with Life, I’ve encountered various kinds of people, tasted different experiences from here and there, and have had my fair share of love and war within myself and with other people. I compiled the 23 top lessons I’ve learned so far and you may not resonate with each one, but I hope that you pick a few lessons from this short but raw post.
I’m a sentimental person (first time I’m admitting that, yikes!) so expect a lot of deep perspectives. I’m posting this now because it will be busy during the next few days and I hate scheduling my blog posts (Sorry, bloggers), but my birthday is really on June 7th. That’s a Tuesday!