Z for Zen- I found my zen!!!!

Jackie’s A to Z

Hello Wild Ones ❤️️❤️️,

I hope you are well and doing great things for yourself. I hope you are taking care of yourselves. Remember that self care is important!!! I hope yoy know that you are awesome and you deserve the best love. I am full of happiness and peace as I write this. When I am really happy I have this feeling that my sugar levels are high and in a weird way I smell honey just like that. (This is probably I eat sweet things when I am sad).

This is the end of the challenge!! I am full of gratitude for the growth that I gained from this. I feel better in my skin. I was able to address certain issues that I didn’t even know that I needed to deal with. I connected with people who now make me want to blog daily. I feel like I literally came out of myself and spent the past 26 days praising myself. I feel so nice. It’s the best feeling in the world. It’s like I found my freedom. I don’t know what you got from this challenge but if you didn’t get anything, I would like to recommend that you take pictures daily and admire yourself. You will fall in love with yourself!! Anyway let’s get to it!!!

Throughout the series, I kept talking about the need to see your pain for what it is and not pushing aside. I emphasized this but I never offered ways in which you can deal with the pain and the pressure. Well, first of all I am no therapist but I have been face to face with pain and not know what I wanted to do with it. This is how I wound up using hot wax to refocus my pain but this is not a healthy way to deal with pain. The journey to recovery is long and needs a lot of support, patience and work. You might have to try a lot of activities before you find that one activity that keeps you going. You can start by trying to writing and seeing how you feel after writing. You can be very intentional about how your energy levels are before you start the activity and how they are when you finish. This will help you decide which activities in your life help you deal with stuff better. The past two months this is what I have been doing. I have figured the people that I shouldn’t be around or what activities work for me. I have been recording who increases my vibes and what activities improve my mood. This is how I found my zen. I just figured out what I should do when I feel sad and how I scream without really screaming. It’s my hope that you also find the kind of zen and peace that I have in my soul right now.

Anyway what I am wearing:

  • Black top with white stripes
  • My rugged trousers
  • My 4c hair in afro
  • A lot of lip gloss
  • Big hoop earrings
  • Maasai sandals
  • My peyote beads
  • My waist bead

With love and celebration,

Jackie

18 Comments Add yours

  1. I felt all these..you know at times I stop amidst reading and wonder why I relate with just every not of word you put out here..I also found my zen and honestly..everything you’ve said about pain and recovery is true..it takes time..a long time..and before we even know what activity is needed..we might be desperate..really desperate to eradicate it that we decide to try as many ways..even those that are very bad..but well we never lose to get the one activity and just like you said..after we get it..its an awesome feeling 😭😭❤❤❤…ooh God..lemme stop talking coz I dont think I’m gonna finish soon😪
    Awesome !

    1. jackie says:

      I am glad that you found your own zen. It’s the best feeling to reach a point where you feel you know that you can rely on yourself. Thank you for reading and commenting. It means a lot.

  2. Wonani says:

    Congratulations!! I found you already way gone in this challenge but I have enjoyed every single piece I’ve read. Self care is very important!
    Can’t wait to see what comes next.
    I love your outfit!

    1. jackie says:

      Thank you so much.

  3. judeitakali says:

    🖐🏾🖐🏾to an outstanding challenge ended🌼

    1. jackie says:

      Eiiiy!!! Thank you for being here throughout.

  4. Msdedeng says:

    Both outfit and attitude rocks 🙂

    1. jackie says:

      Thank you!!

      1. Msdedeng says:

        🙂

  5. YAAAZZZZ!!! Big Congratulations to you Jackie for concluding this challenge. It was a great journey and I’m glad I could tag along…
    Cheers to bigger write-ups!!!

    1. jackie says:

      Thank you!! I am glad that you tagged along.

      1. You’re welcome!

  6. kioratash says:

    Well done!

    1. jackie says:

      Thank you!!

  7. joycengugi says:

    Huugee congratulations from this side 🤗👏🏼👏🏼

    I’m glad you gained positively from this challenge. I am also happy I was there for all of it. I was very much inspired by your work. 🤗

    1. jackie says:

      Yes! It was an awesome journey. I hope you gained from it too. Thank you for being here.

  8. Take photos of myself daily and praise myself. I’ll be following your prescription for the next month!
    😁😁 A-Z was inspiring. Thank you for sharing! ❤

    1. jackie says:

      Thank you!!! Please do and also let me know how you feel at the end of it!! I promise you will be in love with yourself.

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