LIFESTYLE | June 18, 2019

Loving, living and learning – tools for living your best life.

Atlanta fashion and lifestyle blogger Monica wearing a floral gown for her 40th birthday_ Tanya Taylor floral dress, Rejina Pyo sandals, cult gaia bag, sharing tools for living your best life, 3 tools to living best life
O One of the beauties of becoming older is accepting who you are. Now that I am 40, I find that I am ready to truly embrace who I am. Being unapologetic is becoming tremendously rewarding, and I am loving it. In today’s post, I am doing things a little different. I decided to use this opportunity to reflect on my life, and the 3 tools I know will help me live my best life. Loving, learning and living, are the 3 tools that have propelled me in my success this past year, and will continue to help me grow and win. Please read and share these tools for living your best life, as I strongly believe these 3 tools will help us live our best lives.  

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Loving

I don’t consider myself  a religious fanatic, however,  there is one part of the Bible that I strongly believe in, and it’s love. One of the greatest commandments is thou shall love your neighbor as yourself. I strongly believe in this commandment and I don’t believe you have to be a Christian to see and reap the benefits from this simple yet difficult ask. With love in your heart, you can actually accomplish more than you can ever imagine. By leaving little room to hate and dwell on the wrongs people have done to you, you will find yourself happier. Love allows you to see the good in people. You can not love and hate at the same time, plus hate takes up so much time and energy. Let go of the negativity and fill your heart with love. Each of us has a story to tell, and I know I want my story to be, love always wins! Ask yourself, what will your story be?
Atlanta fashion and lifestyle blogger Monica wearing a floral gown for her 40th birthday_ Tanya Taylor floral dress, Rejina Pyo sandals, cult gaia bag, sharing tools for living your best life, 3 tools to living best life
Atlanta fashion and lifestyle blogger Monica wearing a floral gown for her 40th birthday_ Tanya Taylor floral dress, Rejina Pyo sandals, cult gaia bag, sharing tools for living your best life, 3 tools to living best life
 

Living

For some reason I was afraid to live. Don’t get me wrong, I have done my fair share of traveling and partying, but I certainly have so much more to learn and explore. With all my incredible life experiences, I still believe I have not fully lived. Honestly, in the past I have felt guilty. Guilty to truly enjoy my life experiences and the opportunities I have been blessed with. As I have reflected on my life, I believe it’s the memories of seeing my parents work so hard and never taking much time off that keeps me grinding. There is no denying I get my work ethic from my parents. As I look forward to this next decade of life, one thing I have promised myself is to take time out to truly live. To truly live in the moment in all areas of my life! To truly be present with no regrets or explanations for my feelings!  Stop holding back not even in the slightest bit. By simply letting go and allowing myself to experience all the joys of life, joy will always follow.

Learning

With age comes wisdom. With wisdom we are able to take those life experiences and shape them so we continue to live our best lives. I strongly believe you are never too old to learn. You are never too old to try something new. Learn a new trade, or starting a new business should never be limited. I used to believe once I hit a certain age, I would not be able to achieve my goals, or my opportunity to be successful would end. Boy, I am happy that I got rid of that train of thought. I am 40 doing what I absolutely love, and open to learning new areas of my field. Open to learning new methods of connecting with my audience. Open to new business ventures, and for the first time in my life, I truly believe the sky is the limit in terms of my success.

 
Moni
What has 40 years taught me? What lesson(s) will I take for the next decade? It's to always live my best life! Love deeply with no regrets! Always be open to learning! And to always find joy in each day because each day is a blessing. No matter how hard that day is, there is always joy and a reason to be thankful. I encourage you not to wait, but start living your best life now. After all, tomorrow is not guaranteed. The present is a gift which is meant to be lived now.

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