10 year anniversary

It has been 10 years since I moved to the U.S. 11 years ago, I woke up one morning looking out the window and thought, “I always wanted to live in New York. Why am I not there?” I left an year after that.

Moving to a foreign country and now calling it home gave me a chance to take the risk, get out of my comfort zone and peel the multiple layers to discover who I am. I celebrate my 10 years in the U.S is not because of money I’ve earned or knowledge I’ve gained. I am thankful for struggles that showed up and celebrate how I have become.

I want to celebrate that,

  • I learned how to be gentle and understanding with myself and others
  • I know I am a progress not a perfection
  • I am aware when I am harsh to myself
  • I am tuned into my emotions instead of avoiding it
  • I am responsible not a victim
  • I speak from my heart and don’t think too much
  • I know how to be gentle and understanding with myself and others
  • I know what’s ok and not ok for me and others
  • I practice loving all of myself, even the darkest side of me
  • I know giving is the only way to love

I also want to celebrate that I have,

  • Courage to commit and surrender
  • Courage to hit a bottom, keep at what I want and eventually get it
  • Courage to be in the grey (not choosing black or white)
  • Power of letting things go
  • Power to get up quickly when I fall

Challenges showed up

  • My ego
  • The desire to win
  • Impatience
  • Fear

I know the challenges show up everyday. I just choose what’s right not what’s easy.

Thank you friends and family in my life. Thank you for being there for good and bad times. Thank you for supporting me no matter what.