Road Less Traveled

People are always trying to give me advice, Meg.. I think you should wait. Meg.. I don’t think that is in your best interest. Do we follow our instinct or do we listen to the advice given by others? It’s a tough decision. It can be a constant battle within ourselves to choose what we think is the right decision. Sometimes, there is never a right decision. It’s a matter of taking a path that has once been traveled or taking the path less traveled. One trail has a beautiful path already made for you. You can follow it knowing its safe, your protected and will get to where you ‘suppose’ to go. But, the road less traveled.. what does it entail? Goodness, the mystery of it all can be quite overwhelming. The emotions of feeling overwhelmed;  anxiety, stress, fear of the.. unknown. That word is scary isn’t it? The unknown. It must lead to scary things. Do we know? How will we ever know what the road less traveled has for us? What if that road never ends? A life filled with unknown adventures. I think that is life that I am living. It can scare some people. In fact, it worries most. I have been described as free-spirited, somebody who flies by the seat of her pants. To some that can translate in irresponsibility. But, I disagree. It’s a beautiful thing that society can allow you to not participate in the traditions of what life has expected for you. What do people expect you ask? I am not sure. I cannot meet up to the expectations of others and neither can you. We have the freedom to make decisions that we feel are best for us. What we can do is dare ourselves to live the life we imagine. If people doubt you, trust in yourself that what you are doing is right for you. The next time somebody questions your decisions tell them, “I am taking the road less traveled and making it my own.”

Cheers to being you.

Peace and Love,

Meg

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Spirit Bird

I absolutely love genuine connections. When you walk away thinking, “Wow that person seems wonderful.” It will happen quite often if you let it.

I remember being on a train in England and meeting a guy who wanted to change England by being a politician. You could hear the passion in his voice. Or the girl living in Dallas, Texas going to a University to make a better life for her family in India. It could be the simplest of things, like sharing music. But, I absolutely love the connections people {could} make if they open their heart; looking past first impressions. When we let people in we might be surprised what we find. ♥

With that being said, let me share my music with you 🙂

Three years and eight months.

It’s been three years and eight months; Divorce and death changes everything. It changed my family and most of all changed who I was. At first it seems like you try your hardest to have the complete opposite of what use to be. By making an impulse decision in life to change everything that you once were. Thinking that if you change your life, the pain you are feeling will disappear along with it. I was sadly mistaken. They always say time heals everything and it is true. You just never know how long. I went through a lot of changes, mentally and physically. I realized, there are things you can and can’t change. Acceptance. You restrain yourself for so long avoiding everything that you are supposed to be. I’ve done a lot of traveling lately (16 countries) and you realize life has to go on. I was in Europe for six weeks, sightseeing and meeting new people. In that time I didn’t have much time to focus on myself. It was wonderful! I have realized I spent three years and six months trying to live a life better than the one I use to have. (Wasted? ..Lesson learned)  Well guess what? I don’t want to live a different life and I don’t want things to be different. I am a struggling college student who loves her family and friends. I wake up every day with the joy to see the world. I don’t know if traveling opened my eyes or the time in between. What I do know is life is all the same no matter where you are. You wake up with the decision to be awake. I’m holding onto that forever. I am not ready to wake – I am awake.

Much love,

Meg

I hope you know how beautiful you are.

I wanted to talk about things I have constantly been thinking about. Things I am working on; some days struggling with and other days feeling motivated. Why is it that we have such expectations for ourselves to be perfect? We critique everything about ourselves, so we can be the best version of ourselves. It can be a positive thing when we do so to create a better world, but when we have selfish motives it becomes toxic not only for others but yourself. When your entire thoughts are consumed of yourself, it is quite exhausting. We all want to run away from the problem, except we are the problem. How does one run away from themselves? I think the most self-reflecting question I can ask you is this, “What do you think about?” Every day, all day, “What do you think about?”

I know I haven’t written in forever, but I have been focusing on that question quite a bit. And how I can change that focus from me, to others. Instead of saying how can I perfect myself, I am trying to ask, “How can I help others?” Perfection will never ever be achieved. The most beautiful thing on someone is a smile. True happiness and joy come from within. Physical appearances may bring temporary happiness but inner beauty lasts forever. I truly hate to admit that I have been so selfish in wasting such precious life I do have, on myself. “How can I look beautiful? How many times can I workout today?” What about, “How can I make others see that THEY are beautiful?” I have asked my friends what most of their thoughts consume of and sadly enough, I wish I could change them! I want so badly to follow them around saying,  “That person just had a bad day, do not analyze yourself because you are absolutely beautiful. Don’t let their words affect you, you are wonderful. You don’t have to be perfect, I love you just the way you are.”  Such gentle words, yet so hard to believe.  Especially when we say these words to ourselves.

I am doing my best to be Forever Beautiful, not only for myself, but for you. I hope you know how beautiful you are.

Women-and-Men.

Megan

🙂

Love Today

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin–real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

-Fr. Alfred D’Souza

It’s so easy to fall into that state of mind, waiting for something to happen, so we can begin the life that we want. It’s as if we put our life on pause or brush it away because things aren’t  happening the way we want them to. We have a set focus of how we think our life should be causing us to waste away into the future. You could be going through a divorce or are not happy with your body; no matter the reason, we lessen the value of our life when in reality this is our life. We were all given a beautiful opportunity, a NEW YEAR. A new year to start fresh and love the beautiful gift of today. Today, you are beautiful. Today, you are loving and today, you are loved. I’m a true believer love is what makes the world go round. We all have so much love to give and we all are given something to love. It could be your children that you love, your puppy or your husband. Whatever it is you choose to love, love with all your heart. Love passionately. A life that stands for love, is a life worth loving.

Love,

Megan

Favor for my Blogging Friends

To all of my blogging friends.. I have a favor to ask you. My brother has started a clothing line in hopes to raise awareness for Autism. His clothing is called Perel Clothing. Perel designs and develops clothing that is for individuals within the autism and Asperger spectrum. Perel’s intention is to help guide autism and Asperger’s into a positive future by bringing awareness through its product and sponsorship.

My favor is that you go on Facebook and like his page. He is in the process of getting everything started and you liking his page would give him the motivation. It would help the companies funding this to know that people are interested and care about Autism Awareness. I appreciate your time. I hope you have a wonderful day! Even if you see this post days or years from now, still please go to the website. It is never to late to make a difference! We can all be a part of something big.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Perel-Clothing/192421294185883

Lots of Love,

Megan

What do you stand for?

There are things that define us, and then there are things that should not define us. I am becoming more and more at peace with my world. For me, it’s called accepting the things we cannot change. Spending energy on things that can change, accepting and loving the things we cannot. The world struggles with always wanting what we cannot have or what we are not. Most people can agree their family is not perfect. I spent a lot of my years wishing my family to be different. Wishing I had a father, but not looking at what some others may not have. I have the most wonderful, loving, imperfect mother. My mother once told me, “A friend is a true friend, if they accept you make mistakes and loves you anyway.” How refreshing is that? It means I can unintentionally hurt someone and they will still love me anyway. That is true love, true beauty. Accepting we live in an imperfect world and looking at it in a loving way. I am understanding more each day to have a healthy relationship with someone, we must accept their flaws as a part of who they are. Not loving someone for what they are, or what they do, but WHO they are. What do you stand for? Knowing what you stand for in life and passionately chasing after it will define you. The events that have happened in your life and how you choose to move forward, defines you. I want to passionately love one person. To show people that loving yourself can change their world. To let children know that they are all unique in their own way. Whoever I meet, I hope they know love is what I stand for. What do you stand for? If we could say it in a silent way, would our actions say the same? We are not perfect but we can spend our energy letting others know it’s okay to not be. We will still love you, and we hope to be loved in return.