Good Day Passionistas!
I’m growing to learn that the best relationship you can have is the relationship you build with yourself. It took me some time and I’m still learning how to love myself, take good care of myself, and not let myself down. Often times I still let myself down and I’m learning to forgive. Forgive myself. Not to long ago, my friends and I saw Beyonce perform during the Formation World Tour. It was a great experience to share with my Beyonce-loving friends. It was one section during the concert that I was in an arena full of people, yet I felt alone with Beyonce as she sang to me. She sang a slow version of “Me, Myself, and I”. The words she was spoke before the song replayed over and over in my head…
“Me myself and I
that’s all I got to the end
that’s what I found out
and it ain’t no need to cry
I took a vow that for now own
I’mma be my own best friend”
As Beyonce sung those lyrics, I closed my eyes and for that moment I was alone. I didn’t hear my friends beside me singing along. I didn’t hear the thousands of fans screaming for her. I heard only her. It was then that I realized how I haven’t been much of a good friend to myself.
My plan now is to date myself. Take myself out and explore. I want to learn new things about myself that I do not yet know. Because when I lay down to rest every night, all I have is myself. I have to be okay with the person I see in the mirror and the person inside.
Before 2016 ended, I took myself on a little day date. I did something I like to do that relaxes me. I found this neat little spot called “All Fired Up”. It’s a colorful shop where you paint your own pottery pieces. I love little art places that allow me to be free. So I picked a nice little teapot setto creatively spend time with myself. After I finished my little master piece I went next door to this small diner to have some brunch and catch up on a little reading. When I walked out of the diner and made it to my car, I felt so empowered. I had so much energy. I really felt good about myself. That one little day date gave me such a spark of positivity. I can’t wait to see where I take myself to next.
Pictures from my day date