Although the city provides a great deal of things to do, it is also stuffy and hot and people are always in a mad rush. I do enjoy it, but we hope to move to the country and grow our own food someday. I used to be such a city girl; it's hard to believe I'd rather have wide open space now.
I was never much of a social person. In fact, my childhood friends consisted mostly of imaginary people whom I had crazy adventures with. I've never much cared for the traditional or conventional and I've always been called weird - mostly in a good way.
My teenage years were rough; I never felt like I fit in or that people cared what I had to say. I battled depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues throughout my teenage and twentysomething years. For the longest time I felt like being sad was who I was. Without that lingering sadness there was nothing to talk about, nothing to write about. I often asked myself, if I was not a sad girl, who would I be? Even within the past year I've struggled with self-love and whether or not I could be truly happy and not be afraid. Not be afraid to be happy? What a concept!
It took a sudden life change and a lot of introspection for my old way of thinking to crack open and bloom something new. That's when my Gypsy Love Warrior was born.
I used to have a nasty habit of comparing myself to other women. "So-and-so has prettier hair than I do; she's a better dancer/writer/artist; I bet my boyfriend would like me more if I looked like her." But then a voice came through, a voice I had not stopped to listen to, and she said,
You are loved because of who YOU are, how YOU look, what YOU say. You are perfect just as you are and no one can compare.
No one else can be me and I can be no one else. Isn't that amazing?! What's more amazing is being myself and being fully present in my own skin. Now, I don't waste energy on being sad or feeling like I'm not good enough. The truth is, I am good enough and have a lot to bring to this world, and so do you!!!
To me, being a Gypsy Love Warrior is being free, unique, creative, adventurous, ambitious, confident, courageous, and loving abundantly. My goal is to continue on this self-love journey and I'm inviting you to go with me. We'll encounter dream following, beauty in the darkness, happiness (without fear), balance, gratitude, inspiration, and lots and lots of love.
I want to help you unleash your inner Gypsy Love Warrior (she's a bohemian wild child!) because there is freedom in loving who you are. There is freedom in realizing that you are not lacking anything, no matter what anyone says.
So pack your bags - we're going on an adventure!
P.S. Dearest gypsy love warriors, please feel free to email me or leave a comment with your own story and what you'd like to see from this website.