“There is a love, That is shining for you. Coming in to make you whole. It’s
shining for you, coming in to make you whole.” – India.Arie

This week was COLD! Literally more than figuratively. The weather in Philadelphia was as low as 11 degrees this week. It seems like Winter came right when it was suppose to…we are feeling it! But I must say I’m feeling warm and fuzzy in my little corner of the universe.

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“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15)

I really enjoyed the time I spent this week, just spending time with loved ones and having that good ole’ quality ME TIME I so desperately need. I got a massage this week, gave my nails, hair and body some TLC and spent NYE right where I belong…on my yoga mat in child’s pose, praying and thanking God for another year of life.

I debated going out but decided I was going to spend that ‘special’ moment by myself this time. It seems like the older I get, certain moments feel less special or unique. I’m realizing that your life moments are more defined by you than by others. Either way, I am super excited for 2018 and can’t wait to grow and blossom and evolve these next 12 months. I feel like this is just going to be a very special year of taking care of certain things…myself being the number one thing on that list.

 

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This week I reflected on this past year. I worked on writing pieces for what seemed like hours, never at any moment getting tired, or bored. I took a bath, and talked to myself about everything that’s causing me some once of pain right now. It was so freeing. I found myself asking questions to imaginary people in my head, waiting for their imaginary answers and finding the answers on my own. Sometimes thats how life goes. You have to find the answers on your own.

This week ended with a snow day that kept me in house, filled my mind with sheets of cleanliness and reminded me that life needs to slow down sometimes so we can monitor our breathing and feel our heartbeats.

My goals for this next week include, reading and writing everyday, not complaining about the cold when I’m out in it, but instead just enjoying the beauty of nature, continuing to wake up early and getting to work right away, and replacing every negative thought in my head with a positive one.

I AM A SACRED WOMAN. WATCH ME WIN. HEAR ME ROAR. SEE ME SOAR.

Sarahn Says – Settling gets a bad name in love. We’re taught that to settle in a relationship or position means being pre-maturely content or satisfied with someone who is not everything one thinks they want and need. In reality, no matter who you decide to be with, you are settling. No one is going to have everything you want and need. There is always going to be that thought in your head that maybe there is someone else out there that is more compatible with you or that you can find a higher level of happiness with. Perfect relationships don’t exist in the same way perfect people don’t exist. God will never give us everything so that we can appreciate what we do have. Love is a choice. Commitment is a decision. When you make that choice and that decision, you do it because you’ve found contentment in the bond you share with someone. You do it because you’re satisfied with the level of happiness you have with them and you’re not willing to risk losing it for the idea or possibility of someone or something greater. That act in itself is settling. Take time to find the person that inspires you to choose love and understand that the decision to commit is yours alone. Remember to settle not because you think you can’t do better, but instead because you don’t know what better is. Don’t settle for less, settle for more. #sarahnsays