This was the first photo taken from my bedroom window, exactly 52 weeks ago. Today, on my anniversary of living abroad for the very first time, I can honestly say that I would (and definitely will) do it again (and again). Your potential for happiness is only limited by your mind. If you can’t find what your spirit needs in your corner of the world, I urge you to try another, and find out what you’re really made of. You can always go back home. Though I doubt you’ll want to. ☺️✈️✌️
#yearoflivingtruth (at Tanjung Tokong 丹绒道光)
Have you taken a moment to recognize how fortunate you are? Have you considered those who have a lot less than you do? The more you keep that in the forefront of your thoughts, the less room you have for complaints.
#nofilter (at Tanjung Tokong 丹绒道光)
Late lunch by the sea yesterday. Lovely laksa and good conversation, while listening to the waves crash against the shore. Lordy, how fortunate! If the unpredictable aspects of this year come even close to being as great the planned ones, I’m in for a helluva ride. Here’s to keeping the faith when life is not so great, and riding the wave when it’s overwhelmingly exciting. 🌊
#itsthelittlethings (at Thirty Two At The Mansion)
That idea/move/life change that you’re procrastinating on? #geterDONE
Thanks for the reminder, @molarola!
Two weeks ago.
I took this photo, inhaled the sea, threw my hands in the air, yelled “It’s my freakin’ birthday!!!”, and exhaled joy. I’ve worked SO hard to get to this place, literally and figuratively. To truly love myself and appreciate my quirks/flaws. To understand another person’s humanness even if it doesn’t coincide with mine. To believe in my heart that obstacles are as limiting as we allow them to be. To know that I’m deserving of all the love and happiness that the Universe has in store for me. To know that “home” is wherever in the world I want it to be. To be grounded in the truth that part of my life’s purpose is to uplift and empower others. To know that faith is often more powerful than the work, and that gratitude can dramatically alter one’s perspective. To let go of the things I *should* care about, in order to make room for the things that I *do* care about. Maybe 34 isn’t so bad after all… Please feel free to share one of your favorite life lessons from the past year!
(at Pulau Betong Beach)
Gotta do this more often. 35min drive from my apartment!
(It really was that bright outside)
(at Pulau Betong Beach)