So here it is, friends; I had this whole beautiful post planned about how amazing life is and then Monday took a real turn.
Today, on my Monday Musings post I'm going to share that sometimes life really kicks ya in the butt. As most do on social media outlets, I tend to share the beautiful moments that happen in my life. I find at least one beautiful moment in my day because I am actively trying to find and pursue the things that bring me joy and cut out negativity. As an artist it is required to work at least one if not multiple "survival jobs." I love my survival jobs. I take great pride in any work I do and if my name is on it you better believe I've put a lot of time and energy into doing the job properly and to the best of my ability. I have a medical training background and while I once worked full time in Alzheimer's care, I now only work part time as a survival job. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of every client's life that I've cared for and have grown mentally, physically, and emotionally through it. Today was a hard day. Today was one of those days where you leave work early, cry a lot, and call a girlfriend for tea. And, that's exactly what I did.
Today, while finding frustration and hardship in my work I was reminded of the journey I am on and how fortunate I am to be on it. I believe that sometimes finding the beautiful moment of the day is choosing joy versus just when it's present. Today, choosing joy was being reminded of wonderful friendships and their hardships. Choosing joy was drinking a coffee in New York City. Choosing joy was coming home to sing at the top of my lungs because that's the journey I am on. I am reminded of the goals I have and I want to enjoy the steps along the way, that is joy. It is easy for me to look at the big picture and want the final product now but falling love with the process is vital. have the seeds and the soil to grow the roots and that is a beautiful and joyful place to be.
I encourage everyone to try to find one thing in your day to remind you of the journey you're on and take a moment to remember how brave and wonderful you are for giving yourself that space to breath and be a part of.
"The joy is in the journey, the struggle is part of the joy and the final destination is not an end but another beginning of another journey."