grace: simple elegance or refinement of movement
movement: the story of my life this year. grace: my goal on how I handled all of our movement.
Saying A LOT has happened to me in 2017 would be the understatement of the century. We uprooted ourselves from our favorite state and home that we worked so hard and tirelessly for. Left our best friends who mean the world to us. Moved across the country. Are living in Georgia for the first time since high school (10 years ago!) We conceived the biggest blessing on Earth, a child. Found out we are bringing a baby girl into this world. And Drew hasn’t been on an NFL team all season for the first time in 6 years.
As you can imagine, every single one of these are HUGE life milestones at any point in one’s life, and especially all at once. So here are 5 big lessons I’ve learned over the past 12 months.
Hopefully they help you next year!
5 BIG LESSONS I LEARNED THIS YEAR
1. Go with the flow.
so many things will get thrown your way. Lots of big decisions will need to be made. Don’t overthink. Go with the flow. Ride the waves (both good & bad).
2. If something is meant to be, it will be. Don’t force it.
forcing something to come into your life just doesn’t work. If it’s meant to be it will be. Work towards what you want, but also recognize when you’re pushing too hard for something that’s just not supposed to be right now. Whether you’re meant to be in a totally different direction or whether it’s just going to take longer than you thought, recognize it. Forcing it will only push it away or prevent it from happening at all.
3. There is a way bigger plan than you could ever imagine and it is way better than you could ever imagine!
sometimes we get so focused on a goal(s) that it’s hard to let go of the control/of your efforts towards your dream(s). But if you just let the bigger picture that’s meant to be in your life take the reins, all will be so perfect. Don’t fight it! Welcome it in. The Universe knows what it’s doing. God knows what He is doing. The sooner you welcome it and open up to receive, the faster the magic will appear in your life.
4. All you need is Love.
seriously. It is all you need. Not the money. Not the recognition. Simply the love from your loved one. It will fill you up. It will get you through anything. It will fill your heart, your mind, your everything.
5. Stay calm. Be as at peace as you can.
things that you can’t control will happen and there is zero point in adding to any event(s) with extra stress, sadness or a negative attitude. Calmness and peace will give you such a sense of contentment like you’ve never felt before. It’s a lot easier said than done, so you have to practice both. But when you achieve both, a feeling you’ve never felt will overcome you.
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