Beautifully written and really resonated with me. For much of our childhood we really look to our parents for validation and, if done properly by parents, is such an essential part for children to grow up to become confident, well-rounded adults. That’s not always the case sadly. I hope one day less people can identify with this story, because we’ve…
This part speaks to me so much! To love is to be vulnerable. To let someone in despite the lack of guarantee. It’s taken me quite a few relationships to figure this out, but with every end comes a new beginning to love better, wiser.
Your story growing up in Syria is incredibly inspiring. Huge respect for your family for never being blinded by material wealth, and instead choosing to live life filled with joy and compassion through difficulties. Thank you for sharing your story!
I can relate to this so much! Especially time-management and who I give my time to. Sometimes our judgement gets clouded when dealing with relationships (for various reasons) maybe because of attachments, longevity of the relationship/friendship, or even sex. Its so important for us to know what value they add to our own story and if they are helping…
Agreed. We compare ourselves so much to what others have that we end up thinking that we’re nothing! This is why gratitude needs to be a daily practice for everybody, so we can put things in perspective.
Nice, quick read for a reality check. Thanks Francesco Fico
Love this bit! At what point in our adolescence and adulthood do we stop exploring and kill our curiosity? We feel stuck because we don’t know where we’re supposed to be going, and we feel like we’re wasting our time if we don’t figure it out ASAP.
What a gem this is. I wanted to highlight every single sentence! Exactly what I needed as I’ve been feeling stuck the past week with what I need to do. Figured I shouldn’t be spending so much time thinking and should be spending my time doing! Thanks for writing this article Nicole. :)
This resonated with me so much. Only lately have I found that the people that are the closest to me are the ones that have been holding me back from my true potential.
As the cliche saying goes, when people say “you’ve changed,” it simply means you’ve stopped living your life their way.
I love this bit! One thing I’ve learned is that people love options, and being giving the option to fail but still provide a plan B to achieve the goal is brilliant to say the least. Fear of failure and inconsistency can really break the spirit especially when it comes to habit building.