Enlightenment and the New Year

Photo by Brooke Cagle

Recently, Moy and I have had some time to reflect on the year that was 2015. Now to save you from any pathetic white girl Facebook status littered with resolutions we’ve come up with, we thought we’d just write a few words on our realisations from the previous year(s) and our hopes for the new one.

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You get an epiphany! YOU get an epiphany! –GIPHY.com

To cut to the chase, we’ve both had major, new-year epiphanies in regards to the importance of self-love and ensuring our own happiness in order to have a much better year.

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You. We want you Ryan. –GIPHY.com

Unfortunately we both are rather lost for words when it comes to serious things, so perhaps you’ll forgive us if we turn from our own feelings to the words of another splendid blogger; Melissa Ambrosini.

“I think there is a misconception that self-love is selfish, which couldn’t be further from the truth. We have to fill ourselves up first and foremost before we can give and be of service to the world. In order for you to show up to the world as the fullest and best version of yourself you need to be overflowing. Like they say on aeroplanes: you have to put on your own oxygen mask before you help the person next to you. The same applies for self-love: you must fill yourself up first. Otherwise you are showing up to the world as the half-assed, unhappy and unfulfilled version of yourself, and no one deserves that. When you give from that overflowing place of love, then you can truly give.”

This year, you do you.

It is so important to find your own happiness first and do things that you enjoy. This quote has really resonated with us this year; inspired us to do a little self-discovery and self-loving to appreciate ourselves as we are. Your idea of happiness shouldn’t be dependent upon anyone else EXCEPT YOURSELF. So spend some time alone, find what makes you happy – be it exercise, music, art, whatever – and find the happy little Buddha within you.

-Liz and Moy

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