Hi, my name is Elsie. I am...A small-town-turned-city girl. A dreamer. A planner. A runner (sometimes). An aspiring writer. A blogger. A fan of life, love, happiness, art, and smiling. This blog is a collection of things that grab hold of my soul and make me feel. Welcome to the inner workings of a life in flux. Enjoy! I BELIEVE I believe in creativity and innovation. I believe in challenging myself, in risking failure and uncertainty, to have an adventure and try something new. I believe in constant personal, professional, and social evolution. I believe that when the dust settles, everything will be OK. I believe in fresh air and sunshine. I believe in having goals and plans, but valuing spontaneity. I believe in self-reliance and collaboration. I believe in empathy. I believe in (pro)activity, not passivity. I believe in tears and I believe in laughter. I believe in standing up for myself. I believe that the cure for the blues is the perfect song, a cozy bed, and someone who will listen without judgment. I believe that there is a fine line between comfort and complacency. I hate complacency. I believe in learning and growing from your past mistakes. I believe in dreams, in freedom, in love. I believe in believing: that I am beautiful, capable, strong, honest, genuine, kind, weird, loved, courageous, optimistic, and resilient. MANTRA: Do what I love, love what I do, and change the world while doing it.
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Being in love is both wonderful and terrifying. You see the rest of your life through the rosiest of rose-colored glasses. You feel safe and hopeful and whole. It is the tether that holds your life steady and keeps you from floating away into self-doubt, loneliness, or despair.
What is terrifying is the prospect (or the experience) of losing this love. You begin to notice the cracks, the fissures, in those glasses. You begin to see the bits of yourself that you let get a little too frayed around the edges, the little corners of your heart and soul that you were convinced that he (or she) would fill with love, eventually.
Beyond heartbreak lies opportunity; losing your “other half” might help you see that you were never really whole to begin with. You have the opportunity to rebuild yourself stronger and more complete than before. It might take time and tears and struggle, but realizing that you deserve to love yourself fully and unconditionally is truly empowering.