You're Off The Hook...
I never grew up with a religion, set values or beliefs. What I did grow up with is the soundtrack of Disney movies. Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin to be exact. My siblings would lift me up swing me around like a magic carpet singing 'a whole new world'. I think that's why I love to fly. Throwback to the picture below where I had my first taste of flight. But I digress. Fairytales always have had an impact on me. If I have learned anything from watching Pinocchio turn from a wooden puppet into a real boy is, honesty is the best policy. Beauty and the Beast taught me not to settle, and Finding Nemo taught me to just keep swimming. At the end, each movie gave me hope.
I went through an awakening long-distance relationship a couple years back where I thought I found my prince charming. I travelled with him, met amazing people and had the time of my life. I was in a state of bliss, with rose coloured glasses on. Towards the end of our relationship I began to break down and felt completely co-dependent. I didn't want to lose the magic and I was trying so hard to hold on to what was left. To make a long story short, we took time apart for months without speaking or seeing each other. I used this time wisely to create, teach, coach and evolve. I had the idea of hope clinging onto my heart until we started talking again that things would be better. And when we did get back together, I eventually kiboshed the relationship... Because hope transformed me. It was my fuel. I took off my rose coloured glasses, made a comeback and things couldn't be any clearer.
Now I promise to myself that no one is responsible for my happiness but me, so everyone is off the hook. I still live a life of adventure. I keep swimming everyday, in pursuit of magic. I am the creator of my reality and when I experience synchronicities in my life, I know it's the universe saying YES and that I'm on the right path. I just have to follow that magic. Lesson from my story is to tell everyone you know, "my happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook” and then demonstrate it. Be happy no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel.