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4 December 2016


Hey Peeps,
As always I hope you're all blessed. 
Can't believe we are already in the final month of 2016 - it's literally flown by and I can say it's probably been one of the best years of my life so far. 
December tends to be, (in addition to a time for eating & drinking), a reflective period where many of us look back over the year and think about what we've accomplished, what we failed to achieve, what was good, what we wish never happened and finally what we want 2017 to look like. For me personally, though in general it was an incredible year and ticked so many things off my list, I couldn't help but dwell on the fact that my writing took a back seat this year. In some regards it had to, I probably wouldn't have passed my exams or been able to fully enjoy certain things if I hadn't taken a break but nevertheless I am hoping that next year I can build it back up again.

So that being said, I've been trying to pick my brain to figure out what to talk about. And though a hundred different ideas bounce around in there, none were able to stick... except one.
About two years ago I wrote my first book, I honestly don't remember why but in the end it turned out to a book of reminders that I needed to hear. Advice from me to me I guess.
I finished it, showed it to a few friends to ask their opinion and then let it sit on my desktop for two years!!! Well the archives are now officially open and I have decided to share it with you.
There are 26 days left this month with is fitting because it's 26 chapters long (don't worry they're quite short) and it's my hope that you and I can gain something positive from those words I wrote so long ago. 

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I am able.

“There is a big difference between 'I can't' and 'I can't yet'. The first deems a task impossible whilst the latter encourages you to find the means to make the task possible.”

How many things can you do today that you weren't able to do when you were born; when you were 12; last year?
As we get older we seem to forget the depth of the stories behind our abilities, how we got here.
We have learnt to read, to write, to speak, perhaps more than one language, possibly to drive, to understand codes, to teach and so much more but these abilities did not appear overnight. Before we learnt to walk we had to learn to carry our own body weight, to crawl, to stand and then finally, we made our first steps. It was the process of trial and improvement and constant effort that allowed us to make that happen and the same is needed for us to be able to reach our goals, and it is important that we allow ourselves to go through the motions.
Though things may appear to become more difficult as we get older, in actual fact what changes is the patience we have with ourselves and the time in which we aim to complete tasks. We sometimes find ourselves giving up because we aren't seeing results fast enough but life rewards consistency above anything else. If you keep trying despite the missed shots, failed businesses, rejections after interviews, or whatever else dampens your spirit eventually you will be successful. Additionally we have to ensure that the rate at which someone else has achieved something doesn't make us try to rush or give up completely. Sure someone else may have reached your ideal destination but who says there's only one way to get there. There are many paths along this journey called life, we have to find our own instead of trying to run down someone else's otherwise we might miss some things that we were meant to pick up along the way. 
Finally we can never allow other people to define what we can or can't do. In the 'Pursuit of Happyness' Will Smith's character says to his son, "Don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can't do something themselves, they're gonna tell you that you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period!" Whether out of love and trying spare you wasted time or whether out of jealously or disbelief in your abilities, what other people will tell you doesn't matter nearly as much as what you tell yourself. When it's all said and done it's just you against the world and whether you fly or fall it should always be on your terms.

Stay Blessed,
Selorm xo

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