Friday, 1 November 2013

One month {life lessons}

It is exactly one month today that I moved out from home (out and away I should say. Because there is a huge difference between those two!) and the last month has been one of the probably most intense month in my life. I feel like I've never been so aware of so many things and that I have never learnt as much in such a short time.
And what actually made me start writing about this, is that  I noticed all those little "classes" that seem to pop up on my way and which are, if you think about them, obvious, but than again, they are so obvious that we forget about them most of the time.

Like, to cherish time!
And to really use time and live in the moment we're in right now. Because we won't be able to change what happened and we can't predict what lies in the future but we can have some saying in it with what we are doing right now.
And another, to respect other people.

Especially the last one gave me a lot to think about because it seemed like such a basic thing. We know we have to respect other people. But how much goes into that, I didn't really get before (and I still might only get a small part of it now). But understanding it better made it so much more important to me.
Because we feel.
And we can be hurt.
And often actions have far greater effects than we first really think or notice.
And we are responsible, with our actions, for others!

So we do have to respect the people surrounding us and that can be affected by what we do, say, show... 

What also came along is that you need to be aware of your actions in order to learn from mistakes!
That strength and stamina is good but that it often takes even more strength and courage to find your own limits and accept them!
And also, what a friend told me, that at the end of the day, it is important that we (you!) feel good. Not in a selfish kind of way or excuse to be selfish, but to find a balance to respect others without letting yourself down in the process. And again to have the courage that if something is continually causing you pain and damage, the you have to find your limit, on which it is better to say "No!" to something, even it might be hard.

I'm so thankful that I get the possibility to experience and learn all of this. And to get the opportunity to make mistakes so that I can learn from them and at the end, develop and grow.

My "Thank you"s for that and to everyone who helps me catch myself when I'm struggling ♥