Day 27 – January 27th, 2020

Hello! I’m starting this log on the last legs of my break as a reminder to come back to this and finish it off! Okay byeeeeee. 

…and I’m back! But alas, unfortunately time has escaped me today what with the amount of work that had to be done (I’m working on the schedule for February before I leave to Aruba oh so soon!) so I have a limited amount of time to type out a little log. 

I’m proud of me though – I could have easily decided to just go to bed without writing anything at all, but instead I decided to acknowledge my impulse to write and act on it, even if it is briefly. 

I can’t believe there’s only two days left before I fly off to another country!! Omg I am no where near as prepared as I’d like to be. I have to pack, I still have things I need to buy, and I’d like to properly organize a list of the essential things that I need to pack so that I don’t forget anything while I am packing, LOL. Definitely not in that order as the list should precede the packing. 

I’m hoping with all of my heart that Adrian and I will have safe travels to where we are headed. I have faith we will, but with everything that’s happened this year thus far, I feel we’re becoming more and more aware of the fragility of life you know? Like I said in my prior log, I don’t want to let this awareness become an undercurrent of fear in my thoughts and actions, but still. I’ll be thankful to land on the island safely, and to return safely as well. 

Anyways, I guess that’s about it for today! So, before I go, time to write my daily little lesson reaffirmation – what would I like to touch upon today? 

Be present. Be effortlessly present. Don’t look to the next moment, or focus on the ones that have passed. When you’re in the here and now, all of a sudden, there is no construct of time. There’s no agony of waiting, or regret for what’s passed. Being present is the balm to all things, what patience really and truly is. It’s being present. “Wherever you go, there you are.” 

It’s not an easy mind-frame to cultivate. In fact, it’s sometimes difficult to fathom at all – we’re constantly watching the clock to see the minutes pass in order to get home from work, or school, or some other obligation. Constantly counting down the days until the weekend, or the next vacation or getaway. So, how do you truly enjoy those things when they come? If we’re being selective about the moments we choose to retain a present-awareness mind frame, we start living in this start-stop lifestyle that’s bound to give you a little whiplash. 

When you go with the flow of being present, every moment and every day is a gift, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. Being present allows you to fully enjoy those moments that you are lucky to encounter, like feeling the sand between your toes or feeling the breeze coming off the ocean. 

So, remember – don’t cultivate a “next-moment” mind frame. Be right here, right now. Do your best to make every single moment that you’re given the best it can be. Channel your energy and your motivation into all that you do and create a momentum that seamlessly flows throughout your days. 

You got this. I believe in you and I love you. I’m always here with you, rooting for you, and I’m always here to whisper encouraging things to your heart whenever fear decides it wants to try and get to you again. But you are strong, courageous, and you will always, always be “Fearless”. 

Love always and in every way,

Me.

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