THE CHRONICLES #2


sry if this sounds a little melancholy but until recently, it was hard to "cheers" much of anything. due to the darkest cards life has dealt me, most days, despite how exciting they might've been, there was a constant weight on my chest. a heaviness that prevented me from feeling anything thrilling, and made it v easy to feel like I was drowning.

after taking time to grow not only mentally but physically, I feel like I'm starting to overcome obstacles I've been needing to, and as a result, the desire to hold my hand high, sparkling drink in it, and toast everything around me is creeping back in.

it's funny what a mindset can do to a person. 

for the longest time, I told myself I didn't deserve happiness, that I was destined to feel dull forever, but that was the craziest lie I could've ever told myself. and I soon realized it was just my brain playing tricks on me.

I've learned that ultimately, you are the only person responsible for how you feelnot your sibling, your parent, grandparent, best friend, SO& sometimes, I think we all need a reminder to stop & take time to turn to ourselves before looking to others. a sticky note of sorts that tells us: dig deep, find out what you need to do, then muster up the energy to actually do it.

don't forget, you can lean on those around you though...and then you can celebrate w/ them once you realize that whether or not you have it "all," you still have a whole lot to be thankful for.

& here's to post-brunch sunday thoughts ✨
x, nicole

27 comments:

  1. So glad to hear things are getting better for you!! Some encouraging words here. <3 You make a great point that there are always things to be thankful for... sometimes I am guilty of forgetting that!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. whenever I have a bad day, I try & remember what I'm thankful for...and that usually turns my mood around. x

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  2. I love how you can turn your feelings about this around. What you said about being responsible for your own happiness is so true!

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  3. Cheers to you! We are definitely in control of our happiness!
    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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  4. Life gets rough some times but I'm so glad to hear you're finding little victories to celebrate! Cheers to a clear mind.

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  5. Life is like a rollercoaster and I've definitely thought similar things in the darker times, but realizing that you can come out of it is everything!

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    1. just need to remeber: this too shall pass, right? x

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  6. Love your thoughts here. Nothing will change unless we make it happen, and it's so exciting to celebrate with people when big things do happen! Here's to things looking up love!

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    1. thanks for the kind words, love...& I don't think there's anything better worth celebrating! x

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  7. Happy to hear things are on their way up for you after some tough times!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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  8. Many blessings to you! I am glad to hear that you are bouncing back! Stay strong and beautiful! You are in control

    Dani

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  9. Cheers, girl! Glad to hear you found your footing and are feeling better. It's definitely your life and you live it!

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  10. Love this and cheers to you! I've had a similar epiphany recently and all I can say for both of us is: less dreaming, more doing! We owe it to ourselves. :)

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    1. love your feedback babe, and yes - allllll of the doing! x

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  11. Mindset is really powerful! Glad you found your footing and gained some clarity!

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  12. Girl, I am so glad that you figured out that you deserve happiness! I know that's a tough place to be...

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  13. I so agree; changing one's mindset can honestly change your life!

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  14. Girl, I so understand this! And still struggle with it. Thanks for sharing and I'm so glad you realize you do deserve happiness! You are a bomb ass woman, and deserve the world! Cheers to that! :)

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