For many of us life feels as if we got handed the craptastic end of the stick. There are times when we cry in our cars, shout in the mirrors, point fingers and succumb to our negativity. I get it. I really do. I have been reading inspirational and spiritual stuff since I was in my twenties. There were/are many times I've seen the phrase, "Just take the leap". But what happens when we have real life issues? What happens if our dreams our beyond our reach, out in the distance and seemingly impossible to obtain?
The past couple of months have been... rough, for lack of a better term. I have been struggling with trying to keep up with all that I want to do and the need for crawling in my blankets and sleeping for the next few months. While my days are slowly getting better and my mood is improving more and more. I still can't help to think that there are so many people that are just as stuck as me.
Most of what we read online is a personified version of our best self. We try to make ourselves sound as if outlives are perfect. But life is just the opposite. Life is messy, bumpy, dramatic, hard , and extremely upsetting. But it doesn't always have to be a bad things. We have to go through the struggle right? We have to tough it out through the bad so that we enjoy the good? So how do we go through it without loosing our soul? Create our stories!
I have always been a fan of fairy tales and tales of adventure. They were a big part of my growing up and a big influence in the shaping of my heart. I grew up reading these tales of strong characters going through terrific struggles, fighting for what they believed in and having amazing gifts to offer the world. This trickled into my adult years with adding love to the stories. (even though it was always there, when your a kid it doesn't have the same effect.)
:I recently started to re watch the show Once upon a time. I have forgotten how much I loved that show. Getting to watch the adult version of my favorite fairy tales...yes please! The deeper I get into the show the more I realize the ways that fairy tales can help in our own lives. We are born into certain families, go through child hood growth, set off on our big adventure, hit snags, sadness, happiness and responsibilities. Then we find love. We find the friends that help us along the way, make peace with our parents, and find a companion to share in the joys of life. Here's the deal, we all have to deal with "real life" so why should we have to conform in making it boring?
Yes, we have to pay our bills, we have to work our jobs, take care of the leaky faucets and do things that piss us off. We have to go through heartbreak and disappointment. We have amazing days and terrible days. We get angry, sad, happy, ecstatic, and egotistical. We fail and make mistakes. All these things are what makes our story so interesting. It is what shapes us into the people we were meant to be. It is what helps us strive to achieve our goals. If we didn't have to struggle we wouldn't learn about our selves.
Start Writing Your Fairy Tale:
Grab your journal or laptop:
Realities and Responsibilities we all have (even if they aren't what we truly want):
Amazing things that we all have (even when times are hard):
"Magic only comes to those who believe in it."
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