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xocrystalnicole / Posts tagged "Self-Realization"

Don’t Save Her, She Don’t Wanna Be Saved (A Proverb)

Initially, when I started this blog, it was a place for me to highlight my own journey to self-discovery and self-love. It was also a place for me to share some of the things I’ve learned along the way so that someone would benefit from my experiences without having to go through all that I did. Now, the focus has shifted slightly, but at the core, this will always be a place of safety, vulnerability,...

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Stop Complaining, You’re Not Working Hard Enough

As someone with a strong work ethic, I pride myself on getting things done by any means necessary. I am committed to making things work and finding solutions to problems. I require a lot of myself because I know what I am capable of and mediocrity and I have never been synonymous. I’m going to work harder than anyone else, I’m going to provide the best results I possibly can, and I’m going to give...

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Read This When You Feel Like Giving Up

Choosing to follow your dreams is one of the scariest, yet most fulfilling journeys. Despite what social media will tell you, you don’t formulate an idea, create it, and then become successful overnight. It’s a long, tiring journey and it’s filled with ups and downs, triumphs and disappointments, throwing in the towel and picking it up again. With the influx of people creating new businesses, it seems that every market is oversaturated and the competition is...

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The Truth About Women Who Are Hard To Get

woman plural women \ˈwi-mən\ a: an adult* female person *adult- characterized by more than age, but also maturity. Now that we’re clear about the women I’m referring to, we can proceed. Dating nowadays can be…entertaining, to say the least. With everything, there’s the good, the bad, and the downright ugly, and unless you’re one of the lucky few who get it right on the first try, you’re going to have to rummage through the selection to find the right fit. The...

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Patience Is A Virtue

Patience is a virtue, and admittedly, it’s not one of my strongest traits. I am very much a planner by nature, and I like to know what is going to happen, when it’s going to happen, and how it’s going to happen—blame my Capricorn nature. However, we know that life is never that simple and we’ll never know all the details until it’s time for us to know. It seems as though once I realized being...

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This Is What Letting Go Of Your Ex Feels Like

Sometimes things come up so we can purge and release them, and other times, things come up just to show us how far we’ve come and how much we’ve progressed. It’s nearly a rite of passage to get to the point of no longer feeling the pain and hurt associated with a former relationship, whatever kind of relationship it was. The last test before you’re awarded the certificate of completion for all your hard work....

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The Greatest Power You Forgot You Had

The things we think and believe are often things we've been taught and have adapted as truths. Whether it's religion, values, morals, ethics, etc., the ideas and thoughts that surround these topics are typically not our own. As a child, most of us are taught the difference between right and wrong. Lying is bad, honesty is good. Having a job is good, not having one is bad. Following religious beliefs is good, sinning is bad. And...

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The One Who Got Away: The Aftermath

Now that the dust has settled and realization kicks in, you realize that you lost a great thing, a gem, and, in some cases, there's no getting that back.   What do you do next?   You check yourself. Go deep, below the surface. Be honest and vulnerable with yourself and admit where you went wrong. Not where the other person went wrong, but you. Then, do better. Do better with yourself, do better in your platonic relationships, and...

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The One Who Got Away

The saying goes, "you never miss a good thing until it leaves you," but the truer statement is, you never thought that good thing would leave you, so you failed to cherish it while you had it.   During my "dating" life, or lack thereof, I've questioned what my purpose was with the people I met. I've always wondered whether my purpose was merely to show the people I encounter what unconditional love was. To give love...

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The Burden Of One-sided Relationships

There is an epidemic of one-sided relationships. Relationships void of reciprocation, give and take, and collaboration. These relationships are burdensome, and they appear in any type of relationship. Whether it’s a friendship, business partnership, intimate relationship, and yes, even familial relationships, many women are carrying the weight of a relationship, or many relationships, on their back. For any relationship to work, there has to be teamwork, collaboration, and a willingness from both (or all) parties to...

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