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There is value in failure and there is potential in a mistake ๐ŸŒฑ

Everything that happens to you that you don’t want to experience can turn into valuable gifts. You grow as a person when you are challenged, you become stronger when you face difficulties and the potential for a happier life is even greater once you have experienced heartbreaking sadness.

Never give up, no matter how hopeless and hard it might seem at the moment. You can get through this, and you will not only survive but you will thrive because of it – if you choose to change your perception of the difficulties. You did not choose this to happen to you, however – you can choose how you react and respond to it now and that will make all the difference. ๐Ÿ’

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A meaningful life – right here, right now

When you hear the phrase โ€œA meaningful lifeโ€, what do you think about? What is a meaningful life, for you personally? I believe there is no right or wrong answer to that question because it will mean different things to every single person on the planet. We all have our own unique desires, beliefs, expectations, passions and callings in life.

To me it means a lot of different things. If I died tomorrow, I would still be satisfied with my life and everything I have experienced. I have lived a meaningful life in more ways than I can count, already. It would be great if I got a few more years to have fun and continue to enjoy life in ways that call me, however I already feel satisfied and at ease. These 6 aspects are my favorite aspects of a meaningful life:

  • A big part of a meaningful life for me is to help other people, to inspire people to see how wonderful and capable they are and to inspire them to discover their own empowerment and happiness.
  • Another part of a meaningful life for me is having my two little babies and taking care of them. I love them more than anything in my life and I want them to grow up feeling free, empowered, happy and in love with life.

Those two aspects are the biggest ones when it comes to a meaningful life. However, there are thousands of other things that also give my life a deep meaning, here are some of my favorite ones:

  • Eating and enjoying delicious food โ€“ this gives me so much satisfaction in my life. I love food, and I love listening to my cravings and giving my body what it wants and needs to thrive.
  • Working out and loving my own body. I have begun to truly love my body, its shape, its health, its flexibility, its stamina – everything about it. I love to work out, to feel my muscles work and see how toned and beautiful my body is. I believe that how you feel about yourself will affect everything in your life, especially your happiness.
  • Sexual attraction, passion and desire โ€“ these are all very big parts of my life and they all give me so much meaning, happiness and energy. These aspects are as vital to me as the very water I need to drink and as important as the food I need to give my body in order to survive.
  • Lastly, it gives me a lot of meaning to write and read. To express my emotions and thoughts into words, that is my calling in life.

What things would you say are your favorite aspects of a meaningful life?

Fuck those who laugh at your insecurities – they don’t know even 1% of what you have been through ๐Ÿ™

So far, you have survived the toughest days of your life, give yourself some credit and allow yourself the time you need to heal.

Not only were you sexually abused early on in life by multiple older boys when you were 6 years old, you had no self-esteem what so ever, you were bullied, you had eating disorders at the age of 9, you grew up in a home with alcoholic parents, you had reading and writing difficulties, you were sexually abused by two boys when you were 17 years old, you ran away from home a week after that straight into the arms of a man who put you through domestic violence for 1 1/2 years before there was a trial and he was sentenced to prison for it, you experienced the death of your parents, your dream man cheated on you, you had to make an abortion against your will and much morenot only did you go through all that during the first 24 years of your life, you managed to turn all that pain into your strenght. You managed not only to survive but to THRIVE because you chose to let it all inspire you to grow stronger.

So – fuck those who call you weak. Fuck those who laugh at your insecurities. They don’t know even 1% of what you have been through in your life, no one knows of your pain and how it shaped you. No one knows how you have struggled to rise up. ๐Ÿ™

A relaxing morning and 7 weeks of summer break ๐Ÿ˜

I am so grateful for everything in my life. My two little babies, my health, my job, my boyfriend, my happiness, how kind people are to me… There are so many things to appreciate and love about life.

As I am sitting here this early Monday morning and enjoying my breakfast with my two little babies. We are so relaxed, so at ease and so in love with this very moment of freedom. I am so grateful that I now have 7 weeks of summer break together with my two little babies – what a blessing indeed. ๐Ÿ™

Enjoy your day ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ.

If you want it – work for it and believe in your dream

โ€œPearls donโ€™t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.โ€

โ€“ Chinese proverb

One of the most exciting things about life is that all possibilities are here for you. What do you desire most in life? What would bring you the greatest happiness and satisfaction? What things are you drawn to?

When you work on what you secretly desire – whether it is to find your dream partner, to get the job of your dreams, to get fit and toned or what ever it might be – and you put in the extra effort and keep believing in your dream, you can achieve it.

Sometimes the road to your desired outcome might be rough, but the satisfaction in the end once you reach your destination will be worth it all. And as long as you have passionate desires within you, there is life force that calls you forward. Desire with belief is the sweetest experience in life.

6 years ago I made an exciting decision ๐Ÿฅณ

On the 18th of June 2013 I left my position as a language teacher and started as a special education teacher. Best job ever! ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒนStill the same work place though, I have worked at the same school 12 years now and it is the best work place ever. 6 years as a language teacher and 6 years as a special education teacher. ๐Ÿ™

From raging insecurities to strong empowerment ๐ŸŒผ

“(…) Can you hear the whispers all across the room?
You feel her eyes all over you like cheap perfume
You’re beautiful, but misunderstood
So why you tryna be just like the neighborhood?
I can see it, I know what you’re feelin’
So let me tell you ’bout my little secret
I’m a little crazy underneath this
Underneath this
Do you ever feel like a misfit?
Everything inside you is dark and twisted
Oh, but it’s okay to be different
‘Cause baby, so am I (So am I, so am I, so am I)
Do you ever feel like an outcast?
You don’t have to fit into the format
Oh, but it’s okay to be different
‘Cause baby, so am I (So am I, so am I, so am I-I-I-I-I) (…) “

Ava Max,” So am I”

No matter what you look like, what body type you have or what clothes you have – people will look at you and some will judge you. There will always be those who love the way you look and those who completely disapprove of everything that you are. Let them think as they choose to.

The beautiful part about life is when you finally give up trying to please everyone else, when you finally shake loose from caring about their disapproval or approval. There is so much freedom and empowerment to be felt when you start giving yourself the love and approval you previously tried to get from other people and external things.

It is a process. It takes time. I began working on this 12 years ago, when I was 24. I have come such a long way, I went from having no self esteem what so ever, from feeling like a helpless victim and feeling I had to please everyone around me in order to deserve to be liked a little – I went from all that to really liking myself, inside and outside no matter what other people think of me. I began to appreciate life, to appreciate all experiences – especially the bad ones because they helped inspire me to now become stronger.

I would not even be the happy, confident and empowered woman I am today without every single bad thing that ever happened to me. So I am grateful, for all of it. My entire way of viewing life is 100% different from how I viewed life 12 years ago. If I can change all these limiting insecurities, anyone can.

And no, the external things didn’t change before I felt better. I still look exactly the same way as I did before, I have the same job, the same relationship, I have still gone through all those awful things in my life that left me on the brink of despair – and I have since then gone through even more negative experiences in all aspects of my life. And yet here I am, happier and stronger than ever. Loving life, loving my body and feeling appreciation for every step along my way. Feeling appreciation for every rascal that ever hurt me because I am who I am today because of it all. It is an endless journey that I intend to enjoy. ๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

The best part about my job is without a doubt, all my students. ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

But I think 2013 was one of the funniest years though ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

Even more appreciation at work ๐ŸŒน

Today was the last day of school for my students. They were all so happy and sweet. One student came with these beautiful roses for me and many many students came up to me just to let me know how much they appreciated me. Talk about an amazing day ๐Ÿ˜Š.

This has been a wonderful Friday at work, I am so pleased and satisfied with this day.

As a beautiful bonus, I will meet my best friend tonight for a couple of hours. I really look forward to that too. ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒน

  • I hope your day was really nice as well.

Tomorrow will be celebrated in red ๐ŸŒน

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my students. I always wear something bright and colorful like a red, green or blue dress on these days. Even if this school year would be best summarized in black I choose to end it with a bright, strong and happy colour. My favourite color. ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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