This is post is to tell you that the “Chrysalide” adventure is over! This blog no longer reflects the person that I am now, therefore, this journey has come to an end.
This blog was written while I was trying to know who I was and where I was going. It was about my personal and miscellaneous toughts.
Now that I have found who I really was, it’s time to write a new chapter and if you are curious about it, you can head over there: Shema.
There you will mostly find my journey being an imperfect christian. You will find some post written in French also, I hope that won’t discourage you to read but I will still keep writing in English also.
It’s been a while since I have written a post. Not that life has been that busy. What have changed since then? I grew more mature (I guess), still making mistakes (we’re mere humans after all) but there is so much I’ve learn.
I have learn that you cannot run from your responsibilities. As much as you want to be a carefree person, sooner or later, “life” will catch you. There will be tough decisions to be made, people to confront, dilemmas, etc. but there will also be joys, happy and pleasurable moments that you must learn to enjoy and cherish. Those will be good memories that you’ll want to hold to.
I have learn that Confidence is important. Confidence will lead you to that next step. Confidence is not only for life big challenges (getting hired, buying a new house, travel the world, leave your job, starting your business, etc.). Confidence is necessary even in the small acts (buying a dress that people think is too bold, getting to know this new co-worker, changing your hairstyle, and so on)
I have learn that living up to your convictions help shape the person that you are and you have to stay true to yourself.
I have learn that it is important to interact with all kind of people. Not the one you feel secure with, not the one you are comfortable with, not the one you feel good about. Enlarge your circle, get to know those that are older and younger than you, from a different country, different culture. You’ll be amazed about what you’ll learn.
I have learn that you have to break the routine. Yes, after doing things the same way for a while, it can be a little daunting to break the cycle. But do it!
I never really thought about my convictions even though I knew what my religious convictions are; I always thought every other thing would stem from there. But as the values of the world are evolving, and we are faced everyday with new social challenges, I ask myself: what are my true convictions, what would I fight against, what does truly matters for me and what don’t, if was facing a dilemma, what option would I choose and why?
I realized that it is important to know now than facing a situation where you are totally confused. The danger in not knowing is that you start to embrace the convictions of others which are not necessarily yours, maybe it’s your parents, your friends or colleagues’ but it’s not yours. Having your own convictions began by challenging what you already know and see if fits with you current values. I say current because this might change over time, as you grow older or getting more maturity.
So, my goal now is know what my true convictions are. This is going to be interesting because, I love to have my own opinions about things, I want to know myself better and learn how to fight for what I believe in. That doesn’t mean that I am not open to others opinions, I am, because I love to learn from others.
What are your convictions? What do you think it’s worth fighting for?
As I was preparing for a wedding, I noticed I didn’t mind leaving my camera at home. A year ago, I wouldn’t have left home without it, feeling that I had to capture every moment. The pictures I took during social events are located somewhere on my laptop and most of them I don’t need. So, why did I take them in the first place?
Well, to be honest I’d say it was to do as everyone else. To show others there were things going on in my live. But as some point, I felt overwhelmed.
Because if I didn’t bring my camera, it was like I was not part of the event and this prevented me to “be there” each time. I was too busy taking pictures rather than living and enjoying the moment.
And secondly, I had to always make sure that I looked flawless in those pictures because, of course, I’d be posting them on those famous social networks. And I hated that because it made me feel self-conscious.
Ever since I’m not following this trend, I’m able to enjoy each moment and I don’t feel like I need the world to know about it.
I do take a few pictures that are really meaningful to me and which do not have the sole purpose of showing my new dress or that I have been to Mrs. or Mr. X party.
Have you ever felt pressured to follow social trends?
“And become nothing to you? Am I a machine without feelings? Do you think that because I am poor, obscure, plain and little that I am soulless and heartless? I have as much soul as you and full as much heart! And if God had blessed me with beauty and wealth, I could make it as hard for your to leave me as it is for I to leave you. I’m not speaking to you through mortal flesh. It is my spirit that addresses your spirit. As if we’d passed through the grave and stood at God’s feet equal. As we are!”
Is it only me who believes that this is the best quote in a romantic movie? I’ve been watching “Jane Eyre (2011)” and I love it!
I’ve never read the book (shame on me!) but I think that the movie is quite good.
Have you watch the movie? What do you think of it?