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GrowingPains

I’ve been a bit quiet lately for a number of reasons. The number one reason being, I’ve been dealing with some growing pains.

Let’s face it. They don’t call them growing pains for nothing. They’re called growing pains because they cause a significant amount of discomfort.

Each season in my life that has produced monumental growth has been accompanied by pain. I’ve learned the presence of the pain isn’t associated with age, but rather, your level of motion, action, and movement. What I mean is, so long as you’re growing, there will be some level of pain present. It’s a part of the process, and a valuable one at that.

There have been countless points throughout my life—both in seasons past and present—I’ve avoided facing up to the pain it takes to grow. In these moments, it’s no wonder I’ve experienced feelings of defeat, or felt as though I was running in a circle.

Having decided to step up to the [growth] plate once again, I’ve recently been met with the following types of growing pains. Continue Reading…

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The Two Day Rule

August 20, 2014 — 2 Comments

The premise of the two day rule is simple.

Don’t let something you love become absent from your life for more than two consecutive days. 

The idea for this rule came in the form of a realization. When I spend more than two days away from the things I love, I feel out of sorts. There’s a blanket of uneasiness that surrounds me. I grow resentful toward anything that’s separating me from the things that make me feel most “me.” And then I start resenting myself. Realizing I’m the only one who allows this pattern to occur, I established the two day rule as a way to keep the things I love from falling by the wayside.

VilanoBeach

Want to live a life you love? Make time for the things that make you feel alive. 

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