Hello Readers! Welcome to 2021. I hope it has been decent enough to get through the first month of this year. There have been moments of heaviness on my heart, but I wanted to share a poem that personifies the hope of seeing it though that I encountered. It truly is the little things that can get us right back on track and refocus our mindset. There will be challenges, but I sincerely wish for this piece to inspire you back to your passions. Sending much love and light!
I was in a place of confusion,
Trying to make sense of 'why'
The passion I feel makes me anxious
But not as anxious as wanting to accomplish
The dreams I've held so close, like a blanket, soft and warm
Yet, I take on defeat, which squeezes my heart
And it tries to hold down the joy
Shaking like an unwelcome roar, it continues to keep me still
The days became more of a blur, as I agonize over, 'when,'
Because I still wanted to conquer all of my hopes in golden triumph
I sought to sleep peacefully, creating more dreams
That I can, one day, obtain and smile upon
Nights became restless and uncertain and fragile
All of the defeat begins to tighten its grip
One thought made a defiant cry: 'why are you giving up this quickly?'
'This isn't who we are.'
'When we've reached our dreams, this small obstacle will be but a memory.'
The messages were coming from my heart, and I noticed
Defeat got weaker and weaker, slipping its hold away from me
Disappearing until it waited for another opportunity to make me doubt
Dreaming and believing
But my heart was stronger than I ever realized
It was more precious and valuable than sinking into that cloud of confusion
There really was a victory in mustering back my courage
For I held steadfast and it brought tears of gratitude to my eyes
I whispered, 'thank you, steady heart. You know me best,'
Indeed, it was another start, another chance to strengthen my resolve
For I was stronger than I knew after all