Roads of Life

Feeling like my thoughts need to be put on ‘paper’ somewhere, so why not share on here.
🙂 

Going off of something I wrote a couple of years ago today:
“Strength-positivity-patience-love. The things I ask for and give thanks for everyday. Those are the only things I need in my life.

I must say, the last six months have shown me and taught me even more of those things.
The last six months have grown my gratitude x 9348293748234723847.
Its like with every breath taken, more awareness is induced within.

I wish I could put into words how grateful I am to even have that awareness. I wish I could transfer the emotions I have inside so every.single.person I know could feel this enormous amount of love that’s been created. Its really, truly, so freaking beautiful.

The things in our lives lead us to where we need to be at that present moment – at least that’s how I look at life and what I believe. It’s taken a lot to get here, don’t get me wrong, but man…. Every little thing has so much meaning, yet so little meaning at the same time.

I don’t quite know where I wanted to go with this entire post, but what I do know is that with the people presently in my life: my family, my friends, my boyfriend, my coworkers who have become so near and dear to me, the last six months have been incredible and all I want to do is share so people can connect, relate, and go internally into their thoughts and feel the love around them.

Didn’t think life could show me even more love than what was infront of me when my dad was alive, but damn, it really has. 

Open your eyes, open your hearts.. Give when you can give, love deeply, give thanks for every.single.thing possible, and everything will flourish.

Yes, there are tough times, yes there are great times. We go through pain, we go through happiness. We laugh and we cry. We are here to experience these emotions to expand our souls.
Just remember, perspective is key in this life..
When you open those eyes and those hearts, your soul realizes all of the beauty around you.
Every moment is beautiful. Every moment teaches you something. Every situation is here to help you. 

You are infinite. 

Thanks for reading my rambling.
Gratitude, is the attitude my friends.
All the Love.

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Own Your Life

Stop comparing yourself. Stop comparing your journey, your status, your lifestyle…. LIVE the way you want, the way that feels right… Follow your gut, your heart, your soul, and you will be happy my friends.. Everyone’s journey is different. Some similar crossroads may appear, but everyone has their own soul guiding them and you should feel GREAT every.day doing the things you do because guess what, you’re on your own path to soul expansion/success.

You’ve got this.

It Never Rains in Aruba..

“Aruba, Jamaica… Oooh, I want to take ya…”
Bet that’ll be stuck in your head for the rest of the day/night!

Family vacation in this beautiful place was wonderful. Hot, definitely hot, like 90 degrees hot, and windy (so you would think you wouldn’t feel as if you were melting..) but MAN that sun was intense! Perfect for getting a perfect tan. 🙂
I have to say that being a beached whale is one of my personal favorite things to do, and at the all-inclusive Divi Tamarijn the rooms are right on the sand and the cool ocean is literally four steps away. That, was the best part. We had some hiccups along the way, it started with my broken duffle bag the second I went to step out of my house.. Then we had the screaming child upstairs once we got to the Divi who we could hear the entire afternoon because of an open balcony door, and perhaps another one was the construction going on during our ‘relaxing vacation’.. And maaaaaybe another thing was that the food wasn’t as good as we were led to believe(it became a joke between us all that my food was going to come out the worst, which it did every, time!!!), BUT, as always, we found the silver lining along the way. That’s what my family does, we find the bright side.
We got to see awesome reefs, different fish than what we have here in Florida, we swam through some wrecks off shore and we got to experience a different culture with Indian and Dutch influence. We found an amazing little spot called “Westdeck” that was right on the water with the friendliest staff and extremely chill decor – it’s one of those places where you can bring your catch if you’ve gone fishing and they’ll cook it for you however you’d like. We also enjoyed dinner at LG Smith’s Steakhouse; my pork chop was the best thing I had eaten the entire vacation. Another cool thing we did was drive around the entire island, from top to bottom (it’s only 20 miles from the southernmost to the northernmost point, and only 6 miles wide!), laughing the entire ride to the stone bridge, the ostrich farm, the Lighthouse.. Great times.
Lots of inside jokes along the way, lots of memories made. I hadn’t traveled with my brother out of Florida in over 8 years so I was extremely grateful for that opportunity.
If you get a chance to vacation in Aruba, you should. There are plenty of markets to shop at for trinkets, plenty of beautiful views, a great Lighthouse to go to, along with friendly people and a pretty safe atmosphere.
These photos were taken with a waterproof Nikon CoolPix camera that I bought specifically for the trip. They came out better than I thought they would. Woo!

Eyes are the Windows to the Soul

When you look at the world around you, are you really seeing it.. Are you really looking at it? Or are you merely glancing at it, without truly absorbing, noticing, feeling it?
When we take a moment to become still, to listen to the earth breathe, to listen to ourselves breathe, we combine the internal with the external. Your eyes can see what is infront of them, but can your soul connect with it?
Our realities are relative to our perception.
The people around you, the moments and places you are in, we’re in them for a reason. We’re in them to connect
We must remember to Be Present. 

Gotta Tighten Up

“Living is a process,
Sometimes it’s tough,
Gotta remember to never give up.
Yeah some days are long, 
Yeah some days suck,
But it’s all about mentality, gotta tighten up.
Trust in the process,
Trust in yourself,
Whenever you get down, just ask for some help.
Turn up the music,
Put on your dancing shoes,
Get on up, get on down, 
You’ve got nothing to lose.
Keep your chin high, 
Roll with the tide,
Just gotta remember, 
Life is about the ride.”
– EMW

Worldly Vibrations

Happiness comes from within us. 
It comes from thoughts stemming from acceptance, in turn causing some sort of conscious relief.. 
When that happens.. When you take that deep breath which is followed by a smile, the vibration you emit to the world on a frequency-level has changed the day.
Not just for you, but for the entire world.
We’re all connected, to every-thing.
Make today a happy one, the power is yours.

Perceive, React, Surpass

I began working at a new company today. HOORAY!! 🙂
I’d have to say that starting at a new place, doing something new is totally exciting, yes – totally empowering, yes – Scary? Absolutely.
“That’s a normal feeling, Emily!” “You’ll do great, Emily!” ALL things we have all heard, yet we have this fear inside of the unknown, most of the time.
Why? I kept asking myself. Lock it up, Emily, I kept telling myself.
And of course the second you step into the newness, the feelings of anxiety subside and it’s really not that bad, is it?

The questions we create in our minds and the doubts we have, stem from a natural conditioning to feel those things, however, we can also condition ourselves to get past that and instead, feel way less anxious about any new scenario by mindful practicing of positive thinking and positive self talk. (whew that was a long sentence/thought.)

I opened up my Timehop app after a few hours of being at work and BAM, a universal message that came back to me, which I had written three years ago was right in my face:

“Every new day holds a situation that is meant to teach you a lesson(s) and once we are open to the idea of ‘being’ and ‘letting be’ it becomes clearer and easier to follow your gut, your heart. 

We are exactly where we are supposed to be in life. 

It’s all about how you choose to perceive, react and surpass.”

Perfect, don’t you think?
😉

Love and Light, my friends.