Introducing myself and my journal: IN THE MOMENT and everything inbetween

michelle norris
Posted September 10, 2010 from United States

About Me: Almost two years ago, I left my hometown, my country, on a whim, because I knew I needed to do something about where I had found myself. I graduated college, moved in with my partner, started my "career", and cried on my way to work. So, when I very unexpectedly had the opportunity to move to Vancouver, BC, Canada, on short notice, I did. Someone once said, "if you are unhappy in your life, just simply do something different. anything. different." I do believe that things happen for a reason, and couldn't be any more grateful for my faith and strength that got me there. It was only a single step however, because once I got there I had only just started to learn how to live. I slowly began to really realize that I can't control people, i cant control places, or the everyday things. BUT I can control my reaction to those things. I started to learn and take responsibility for my life. and then I started to see and appreciate the those things just as they were. I slowed down to smell a flower. I made eye contact and said hello.I smiled. I listened to my music and I danced. I took the long way home just because. and then, I remembered to breathe. I've found myself back home again. And I've felt some of my old mentality and energy start to creep in. This particular time in my life is challenging. BUT without these challenges, I wouldn't be reminded of my strength. I remember and hold on very true to my "faith over fear." I remind myself to live in the moment. learn in the moment. and while these times are tough, i'm gentle with myself, because I know, "this too, shall pass". It's amazing to leave a place and return. I can see just how much I've grown. I've found gratitude in those things I once cursed. The colors here are beautiful. Thank you. :)

My Passions: life

My Challenges: life

My Vision for the Future: great GREAT things.

My Areas of Expertise: i'm still learning everyday

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  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Sep 10, 2010
    Sep 10, 2010

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