Category Archives: JD journey

I’m starting with the girl in the mirror

Every New Year most of us look for a fresh start, the chance to change for the better and dump bad habits. We make New Year’s resolutions that are usually well forgotten by February.

It was in June 2012 that I made a resolution to change my outlook on the way I lived my life. I knew that I wanted to let go of my insecurities, peel back the layers of who I was and find the courage to be me.

There had been previous times when I had attempted this change but had failed at every attempt. However this time for some miraculous reason I managed  to follow through on my promise and make some progress.

I’ve spent the past six months rediscovering myself as the person I always knew I was, because I had somehow lost her along the journey of life.

In my second blog Free to be I shared five simple statements that I wanted to follow and in doing so these 29 words have made my life so much better

  1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive
  2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happen
  3. Live simply and appreciate what you have
  4. Give more
  5. Expect less from people but more from yourself

In 2012 I lost the fear to be me and found freedom.

This is my chance to show you my heart

A couple of months ago I set out on a journey of self-discovery to uncover the real me.

In the past I haven’t shared my feelings or been entirely open with people. I blamed myself for feeling inadequate and judged myself on what I believed others thought about me. The constant “trying to be someone” caused me to keep up multiple appearances and maintain many public versions of myself.

Eventually I grew tired of pretending and willed myself to find the courage to be true to myself. I craved serenity and wanted to strip back the layers of uncertainty to return to being a more simple and honest person.

As a somewhat pessimistic person I was doubtful I could change my attitude to life but thankfully I’m making progress. It takes concentration and awareness to create change to my psyche and sometimes I regress to my old way of thinking.

I’m learning to love myself for who I know I am.

I’m learning to feel more and think less.

Freedom is knowing who you are and letting it embrace you.

Free to be me

For the last year or so I have been thinking about how I could become a better person and live a more fulfilling life. Today I came across a site that shared five simple rules to be happy and I am challenging myself to live by them from here on.

  1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive
  2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happen
  3. Live simply and appreciate what you have
  4. Give more
  5. Expect less from people but more from yourself