MIMI

Hello Again.

This week I chose the title Mimi. Some may wonder why? Well, to be honest, I was a little stuck on what to write about this week so I decided to write a little about myself. I want to apologize for this post being longer than usual.

For the longest, I dreamed of being a writer on top of being a wedding cake designer but one of the things that has always stopped me was DOUBT. This platform has given me the ability to write about things that I often times think about. To recap some of the titles I used, I will explain why they are dear to me.

The first that I wrote about was the question, Why. I chose that because I always find myself asking why? Why do some relationships change, why people can’t be more kind, why sometimes me as a person I don’t think I’m enough, why sometimes I don’t think I’m pretty enough, strong enough, wise enough you name it. Why sometimes people see things one way and refuse to see all sides. The list can go on. With all of that leads the doubt.

The truth is, that I think some people may struggle with the same thoughts. Now I am in no way trying to tell anyone what to feel but for me what I come to learn is that I have to be enough for me, feel pretty enough for me because at the end of the day no one can do it for me. Also, that if I continue to let doubt get in the way I will never let the opportunity of seeing full potential come in. It’s not easy. With each day new struggles and anxieties come but I need to keep growing.

The next title was love. I wrote about love for Puerto Rico but overall LOVE is such a fundamental value that I wish was taught more. In my mind love can supersede so many things but it requires action something that sometimes can be lacking.

Following that was hopelessly romantic. I spoke again from my viewpoint not that of others. Chivalry still exists, I know. Yes, it shouldn’t be one-sided. A few people mentioned that they felt it went away when women did not want to be seen as lesser. The question still on hand is, does it mean that we throw away the kindness of perhaps holding the door for someone, saying thank you, going on dates, having actual conversations? All because as a woman we don’t want to be seen as weak or less? Again, please, I am not saying that all women feel this way.

Lost, may have been one of the post that was most dear to me because I spoke about my dad. Some may have felt that I was trying to tell people how to feel or that they should move on. That was not the case. Losing my dad was extremely hard. I still deal with it. Everyday we may hear or see something that may remind us of our dear loved ones. For me it helped to let my feelings out.

Last but not least was beauty beyond darkness. Certainly, for me over the years there was a lot of things that took place that seemed dark but over time I can now see the beauty.

It takes a lot to put myself out there and to in a sense be raw about what I feel and think. For me it’s not easy and perhaps for others it may not be either. I think that for me as long as I continue to ask why and seek for understanding, continue to put love into my life for myself, continue to look past the loss and hold on to memories, continue to see that romance may not be dead after all, that just maybe after all of that I will still be able to see the beauty beyond the darkness.

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Beauty Beyond Darkness

Can there really be beauty beyond the darkness?

Hello again!

The other day I was outside talking to a friend. We both looked up at the sky, as the day was coming into night and noticed a beautiful end to the sunset. I took a picture and when I showed her she went on to say how beautiful it was even though it was shining through the darkness of the trees.

We both got to talking and both agreed how even with darkness there will always be beauty.

See my friends sometimes in life, we may go through things/situations that at the time may seem dark. But, will we step back to see the beauty? The answer to that lies within us.

Some may go through a breakup. Maybe it will lead to a divorce. Maybe some are left broken inside. Some may be going through what at times can be an incurable disease. Or maybe it can be cured but you have to get through the darkness in order to fight it. Some may go through some sort of injustice. Some may still be dealing with the loss of a loved one. Some may still be healing from the effects from a natural disaster. Maybe some are at a job that they may not be so happy about. Maybe some are struggling with making ends meet. Maybe some are longing to be loved or to be in love!

All those things and more at some point will seem dark. One thing for sure is that through it the beaty will come. We will learn more about ourselves. We will become stronger. We may gain new friendships. We may make old friendships stronger. All and all we will learn to love ourselves and find the beauty within ourselves in a time that may seem dark.

This is for those who may at this time be going through the darkness. Take a moment and look beyond because just maybe you too will see the beauty beyond the darkness

 

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Beautiful sunset falling beyond the dark trees in Woodbridge