One of my absolute favourite things to do once the weather gets warmer is to stroll around the city in the evening once the rush subsides and everything settles down to blissful stillness.

Being someone who is a perpetual dreamer and reflector, I just love walking around listening to some good tunes soaking in the beauty that surrounds me. Every time I need to reenergize my soul, I just grab my jacket and head out. Each time I do that, I come back enriched, with a fresh perspective.

I never thought I would transition to a city girl and move to Toronto but here I am! I admit, when I decided I was going to move I was sh** scared! I didn’t know if that’s what I wanted or whether or not I would regret it. It seemed like a gamble and I just didn’t know if I could take the risk. That in itself though was an affirmation because I truly believe that if it scares you it’s worth it and must be done. Now, four months later, moving to Toronto has been one of the most rewarding feats of my life and I wouldn’t change a thing!

I am a firm believer that happiness resides in the small things. We don’t need to travel far and wide to find it. We just need to open ourselves to it and it will come, as it always does. Moving to Toronto was proof of that.

It is easy to get distracted by the everyday struggles that discourage us to see the joy that surrounds us. It is even easier to let fear engulf us and keep us in our mundane comfort zone. We often get convinced that we mustn’t lose ourselves or our ground, that we should remain grounded. I believe and respect that notion. However, sometimes I feel we focus so much on that idea that we do more harm to ourselves than good.

It is okay to get lost sometimes, knowing you will always find your way back – always.

There is this recurring theme in one of my favourite TV shows, Once Upon a Time, where Snow and Charming, on several occasions, would say “I will always find you…” and they do. There were times in the series where they had to let each other go in order to win a battle or overcome an obstacle and they would part with ease because they knew they will reunite eventually because their love is so strong. That’s how I see myself with myself. I am not afraid of losing my ground or myself because I know that at the end I will always find myself. I will always heal. I will always come back to me

When you have the power to heal why do we fear and keep ourselves from experiencing such pure forms of happiness and joy? Why do we then choose to stay trapped in our mundane comfort zone when we can just storm out and truly live

To me one of the most beautiful aspects of being is that we’re infinite. No matter how many times we fall and fail, we can always find the courage to rise again. That is beauty in its core element 🙂

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