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Three revelations from 2022

As I look into the new year, I also reflect on what a ride 2022 was.

For many it was a time of growth, time of rediscovery and for others a time or re-birth.

Here are some of the revelations 2022 left us with:

1.Be kind to yourself

I’ve learnt that self-doubt, imposter syndrome, comparison and all the other self-inflicted pressures are truly a manifestation of self sabotage. It is akin to the president committing treason. Why would he?

Often we hear Instagram gurus speak of self-love vis a vis self-hate; perhaps it is time to dig deep and parent your inner child. I now understand that a major part of adulting is parenting your inner child. Care and nature yourself, encourage your dreams and guard your heart vigilantly.

Remember the insecurities you carry as baggage; you often project on others. I am still learning to accept, and love all of whole I am, hope you will too.

2. Free yourself

La vie est belle. Life is beautiful.

You only get one life to live, live it well. Bring forth your best self, by unshackling yourself from preconceived expectations. To fully manifest your best self, breath new life into your dreams, and chase them with drive. I am bring this energy to 2023, and look forward to what is beholds.

3. Close the chapter

Leon Brown said of endings, “It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you.”

The next 365, is a fresh start. A new beginning. With its pages unwritten, its authors yet to pen the happenings of the months to come. A day at a time, life unravels. So, don’t dwell on the past. This new start offers a chance to begin again, initiate new trends and re-introduce yourself. Let me take this opportunity to re-introduce myself.

My name is Eli, I am strong, I am bold and I am courageous. I am committed to affirming my self-worth, and rediscovering my being daily.

I wish you a beautiful 365 ahead!

This year, I continue my collaboration with fellow creatives I admire. This blog’s images are provided by my friend Abu Mburu. He’s a genius with the camera, so for spectacular images follow him on Instagram @abumburu .