My Bucket List
Hello Wild Ones 🏄🏿♂️🏄🏿♂️🏄🏿♂️ (Living your Fullest Life)
I hope you are well and doing the best that you can to show up for yourself. Life can get tough, I hope you are getting tougher while still remembering that you are fragile and deserve to be protected at all costs. I am in awe of the woman that I am becoming (cliche). I love my growth and I am so grateful for it.
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How do you live your fullest life
Ever since I came to Diani (Yes I am going to talk about it in every post) I have been thinking about my bucket list and all the things that I desire to have before I die. I am not sure if it is the terrible maturity bug or just a plain lack of adventure. Bucket lists are no longer part of my life. I just live life as it comes. The plan is to target different goals, work my best at them then hopefully I will land somewhere. That’s how I wound up in Diani. I just applied to different internships then by the grace of God I landed here. There are still have goals, dreams, and ambitions in me. I view them differently, no longer married to one way that my life is supposed to be. I think living your fullest life is sticking your nose in the air no matter where you are or feeling and filling your air with lungs and enjoy your life as it is. Dare to listen to your breathing.
The Beauty of Gratitude
Every time I look at my life I realize that I am living in a time and place I couldn’t have thought or dreamt about. Everything just came to be. Five years ago I had just graduated from high school and been slapped awake from my dreams of doing a course in mechanical engineering. Baby girl had not passed her exams as she had hoped. I didn’t know that five years later I would have gone to school in Rwanda and had the chance to grow so much. I even dare say that I have the opportunity to start a new cycle that will break so many generational curses for my future children. How did I get to live in this beautiful reality? To be honest I think it’s more privilege and luck than hard work and ethic.
You must be wondering what has this got to do with living your fullest life? Well, it’s everything my loves. I have been on a gratitude journey using a certain gratitude app that gives me prompts for what to be grateful for each day, a quote, and affirmation daily. And one thing that I realized recently is that I have most of the things that I used to yearn for five years ago. In fact, eighteen-year-old me would be really impressed with what I have for myself. I am realizing that life is about the present. You take it as it is and enjoy it. I know that can be hard when you are in it especially if your presence sucks.
My path recently became a bit rocky and the app taught me to say thank you for the mundane stuff. I used to say thank you for small things like salt, fresh air, sugar, electricity. Having this attitude really helped me, it wasn’t a one-day change, I just woke up one day and the fact that I was struggling emotionally didn’t hurt as much. I didn’t pretend that I wasn’t in pain and struggling, I just chose to feel my feelings while adding good things in the mix. It’s like I added a little sugar to my lemon, I still felt the pain but it was comforting to see the fireflies in my darkness. I was cold outside but my heart was warm with gratitude.
This experience taught me that living your fullest moment is finding gratitude in everything. Not in the way that you choose to be mediocre or pretend that nothing matters. It is in the way that you can acknowledge that there can be more than one truth existing. You can have bad things in your life and still have good ones too. Living a full life is being able to see all these truths. I hope you find the courage and light to see all these truths for what they are. You deserve a full life.
How do you live your full life?
With looooove and light💖🌞💖🌞💖🌞
Jackie (living your fullest life queen)