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17 February 1987


Birth…

It’s that time of year, my birthday. The day, when most of us get reminded of how fast time really flies. Today I became 29 years old.  

For every year that goes by my life gets richer and fuller. Experiences and stories come and go. Like when reading an intriguing story, putting the pieces together and wondering what will happen next, I sit and think.  And there is nothing you can do to influence the process, you are getting older and hopefully somewhat wiser.

I’ve been thinking about that age madness that many of us suffer from. Concerning us about things we cannot effect, at least not naturally. Worrying about a number getting higher or a wrinkle beeing more visible. And all this worrying never really lets any of us enjoy and appreciate the moment we are in.

Is that enjoyable? Is that living?

My concern is not about getting older, its about not beeing able to fully allow myself to enjoy and appreciate every day in the life that has been given to me.

Working with mental instability and distress in people made me realise that we re all suffering from something, most of the times fearing things that are put in our heads by ourselves or the ones that are closest to us.

Constantly questioning ourselves, our worth and happiness that none of us wouldnt ever think about saying out loud, let alone telling anyone…

What if I dont pass my exam?

What if I miss my deadline at work?

What if I fail?

What if Im not good enough?

What if he/she doesnt love me?

What if im not a good person?

What if I end up alone ?

and so on and on…

And the spinning wheel never seems to stop turning… Or does it?

To live a life in stress over unpredicted future events is not a life to be living. For me that is a life wasted. And its a simple choice, really.

YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE OF HOW YOU ARE GOING TO LIVE YOUR LIFE. WILL YOU MAKE THE CHOICE OF LIVING TODAY OR WILL YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE TOMORROW?

What do you think is more productive? What do you think will make you more  happy?

Every experience, good or bad has brought you to where you are today. People in life will come and go, some of them will be good, some will be bad.

You will struggle and feel pain and maybe sometimes feel like you re about to break but you will overcome and move on. Sometimes its good TO STOP and see the beauty in the struggle. But that wont mean you will be lost.
It will only make you stronger. You will grow and your experiences will shape you.
If you re suffering from regret or fear, STOP, dont look back at the anger. Live now, live your life today. Appreciate what you ve got today.

Work on yourself, always. Dont expect others to change. You can only change yourself and hopefully for the better. Stay kind.

And mostly… Love yours…

/ Ninni


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