Where did January go? I just realized when I looked at my planner and saw that on Friday February begins. I wanted to create a simple post where I could share a little life update, and also some encouragement. I love to create post sharing a product, tips, and other cool things but sometimes I like to write from the heart and keep it just real. Social media sometimes makes us feel like everyone is living the “perfect” life. To be honest a lot of us don’t even show half of the things that we are going through, we just share our good moments, and yeah there is a balance in sharing so that is why I am doing this life update, and changing the pace a little bit.
This month has been very challenging in all the areas of my life. Emotionally, financially and spiritually but I’m not going to go in details because that is TMI, and I don’t think you want to read that much lol! So I am going to start with the closed doors and the rejection that I have been facing. I’m Sure you have had moments where you question everything in your life, and you don’t get why you haven’t been able to get that dream job, opportunity or why did that person rejected you.
I don’t think no one is ready for that. It takes a toll in your life, and personally I have had my moments where I been wanting to quit. This morning I woke up in some sort of funk, and I had to get up, go for a walk and listen to a podcast. It helped me to go outside and clear out my head a little bit, the funny thing is that the podcast I was listening to was from a pastor in Miami talking about how “There is more to NO and closed doors”. Even on my feed on Instagram a quote appeared that said “Don’t stress about the closed doors behind you. New doors are opening if you keep moving forward”.It was a sign so I had to share this on today’s post.
I created this illustration and wrote all the words that come to mind when I get a big NO or some door closes. I mixed some mediums like acrylic and oils for this and while I was painting, it reminded me that life is a process. This journey is not easy and while I waited for the paint to dry a little bit, it hit me that this painting process is like life, all we can do is be patient, have faith and not give up. It’s easy to say, but that is why we share our stories to remind each other how can we overcome and persevere.
If you are going through a similar season, let me just tell you that you are not alone. A lot of us are in this together, facing constant challenges and we cannot give up. It hit me hard that doors of close friendships and opportunities have been shut in my face, and I just have to let it go. I was kind of hurt and wanted to hold on some resentment but it’s not worth it. Doors close for better doors to open and I will continue to believe in that.
So my dear friends today I encourage you to let it go, keep moving forward, do whatever you need to do and keep applying to that job, make that move, take that leap of faith, pray, spend time with your love ones and just enjoy the season you are in no matter the circumstances. God has greater doors for you, so don’t be discouraged. I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and keep going no matter what!.