Remember when you crawled and walked
when you babbled
and began to talk.
Remember learning to ride and falling from your bike,
scraped knees and cries,
there was both fear and delight.
Remember escaping into books, so excited to read
wanting to grow
as you strived to succeed.
Remember falling in love and your first kiss
when your world was ignited
in the discovery of bliss.
Remember the excitement when you left school
the world was your oyster
you were ready to rule.
Do you remember your dreams
and the goals that you set
or have they been lost in a sea of regret?
I have no major regrets although I do wish my memory was better. Big important life events and milestones stand out but many memories feel like an old photo album or tapestry that fades over time.
We have a collage that hangs in our hallway.
Look closely and you’ll see it’s made up of many disjointed photos.
They’re all pieced together, like a jigsaw puzzle, to create one illusion.
Life is sometimes like that. We’re all made up all of so many different parts.
So much of who we are is affected by our experiences in life and the people we meet along the way. They all influence us.
We’re all changing, every day, in everything that we do. Learning, taking risks, making mistakes, falling down, picking ourselves up …
Changes affect us every day of our life, whether or not we realise it.
The beauty is all in the experience and the growing…
In the end it doesn’t matter when we started to walk or talk. We all got there in our own time.
It doesn’t matter how many times we fell off our bikes. Ultimately we all got back on, one way or another.
It doesn’t matter when we had our first kiss. What’s important is that we’ve loved and the relationship we have with ourselves.
It doesn’t matter what we did when we finished school. Whatever path we’ve chosen we all find our way in the end.
What matters is having faith and believing in ourselves.
What matters is today. The choices we make, the paths we take and the sliding doors we go through all play a part in where and who we are.
In April let’s stop, reflect and accept where we are in life.
Let’s take one day at a time, be kind to ourselves and see how far we can get by the end of the month. That’s what I’m doing.
Here’s to having a vision, yet not looking too far forward that we miss the small joys of today.
Here’s to the baby steps and the little things we achieve every day.
Here’s to being the best version of ourselves that we can be.
Go on and give that inner child a hug. Be kind and gentle to them, they’re still within you, even if you can’t remember them.
Look within and you’ll find your inner muse … remember those dreams and fly.
Happy April everyone.
Wishing you all a month of reflection and self discovery as we focus on those small forward moving steps in our journey.
Remember it’s those small steps that lead to us finding our wings so that we can fly.