Today is both a sad day and one of celebration and empowerment – for two different reasons.
A sad day because one of our historic gems has fallen, and while it could not be prevented due to natural detioration, I’m sure it wasn’t helped when people kept on climbing on top of it…or detonating bombs beneath.
For those who are not based on the Maltese Islands, the Azure Window is one of the best things on the Island of Gozo. It was used as a backdrop of various movies, including Clash of Titans:
And Game of Thrones:
But last night, due to the high winds and force of the sea, the Azure Window fell…
But on a brighter note – today is also Women’s Day and thus also a day of celebration.
Women of all shapes and forms, from all backgrounds, should be celebrated for their achievements – which unfortunately are commonly disregarded.
So happy women’s day, and not just for our cis-ters!
And here is a photo of the azure window, which I had the pleasure to visit with one of the best women I know
You can travel the world a thousand times over, and eventually you will be seeing the same things… but if you change the WAY in which you look at the world, you will learn more about your self, and the world around you.
Today I urge you to change your perspective about what is going on around you. Are you annoyed by something someone does? Think about their intention, is it there to hurt you? No – then it shouldn’t annoy you, because they’re not out to annoy or hurt you.
It doesn’t come to much of a surprise for those who know me that I can get quite anxious about finances. I like to have a safety net of money, which I like to call “just in case”. I feel like if I have the safety net money around me, then I can do whatever I need to do.
However, I also need money to spend: on travel, on eventually renting my own place, on a wedding, on moving abroad, on studying and doing a masters abroad, on food and electricity… the list is never ending.
It’s basically impossible for me to scrounge up all that money alone. And today I was speaking with a friend of mine, who made me realise something – that I can lean on my partner. My partner is definitely going to earn more money than I could ever hope for (at least until I do my masters), and they have offered time and again to help pay for my expenses. Which is something always vehemently opposed. Getting money was my responsibility, they should just focus on their own expenses.
So my friend made me aware of something – that I need to trust my partner to provide for me as well. I am dependent enough of them to rely on them for comfort, for love and support, and I’m taking a big risk to move abroad with them.
“So if you’re taking the risk and jumping into the ocean for them, why not let yourself be blindfolded?”
To be blindfolded means that I would really and truly be trusting my partner, that they would provide for me no matter what, that they wouldn’t use me and kick me to the curb. These are all things I know to be true, but I never had the strength to show it in practical terms.
So this is going to be what I shall work on – I am going to let myself be semi-financially dependent on my partner.
I am going to be let myself be blindfolded.
I used to be an avid writer. I wouldn’t say I was ever good at it, mainly because I have the self-esteem of a cotton bud – soft and bendable.
But I always loved writing. I could write for hours, putting thought on paper, inventing stories, being creative. I slowly switched to poetry, which I felt I could be more creative. But even that slowly died out.
Now whenever I think about writing, I get stuck. I can’t even write a letter!
I’m going to try use all the mediums available to me to get past this, and maybe…who knows… but inspiration could strike me again.
Today I urge you to pay attention to all the things that give you happiness in your life…and share this joy with others. There are people who are heavily affected by the moods of those around them, so if you exert joy, they will feel joy too.