Tag Archives: inspire

Lessons…

18 Feb

It’s crazy for me to wrap my head around the fact that before the end of this year I am going to turn 20! What’s even wilder for me to imagine is that a quarter of my life has been spent as a quadriplegic.

Reflecting over the past almost five years, I’ve truly learned soo much about myself. I’ve learned just how fragile life is and how far emotionally, physically, and mentally I can be pushed and challenged.

I’ve learned to accept life for what it is, and I try to learn and grow from the constant lessons, life tends to throw my way.

One of the biggest life lessons I’ve learned is…

“Sometimes the most hurtful thing is the silence of friends, not the words of enemies”

I’ve had to grow apart from some of the closest people to me, and it has been a very painful experience. To go from hanging out, spending every waking hour and entrusting people with your darkest and most private secrets, to having absolutely no contact with them is frustrating and heartbreaking.

I, a few years ago, could not begin to picture my life without them.

Some people might wonder what happened between us. Up until recently, I often asked myself the same question.

Fortunately after many years and a great deal of growth, I’ve finally had closure and an understanding regarding those relationships.

During the most difficult times in my life, that’s when I needed my friends the most. Unfortunately some people in my life couldn’t step up to the plate. It’s not that they said anything ill towards me, or spread rumors behind my back, it’s their silence that killed our friendship.

Their disappearance, lack of support and lack of compassion was bewildering.When I did see them, it was as if I was staring at a stranger. I began to slowly recognize the distance in our relationship and it regrettably took me a long time to let them go. Don’t get me wrong I don’t expect the world from my friends, I just expected them to be what they should be, a friend.

Through that painful and long lesson, I’ve learned to value the friends I have in my life even more and I learned the hard way that “Sometimes the most hurtful thing is the silence of friends, not the words of enemies”

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

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A Little Pep Talk

29 Jan

Last night I stumbled upon an amazing video. The video in its simplest term is a pep talk.

The little kid who stars in the video who also goes by, Kid President, is absolutely infectious. Whether or not he wrote the script that he recites in the video, his passion and enthusiasm really engages you and makes you want to hear more.

Without giving away to much, I will say that this video will make you smile and really consider what he’s trying to get the world to do.

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

Our Deepest Fear…

28 Jan

Last night I watched ‘Coach Carter’. Though I’ve seen this movie close to a dozen times, I think many people would agree that it never gets old.

One of my favourite parts of the movie is when the character Timo Cruz recites Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Speech. It is such a powerful quote and equally powerful part of the movie. I absolutely love the message in his speech and this is the inspiration I’m holding close with me this week and in life!!

Happy Monday 🙂

Our Deepest Fear

Photo courtesy of Etsy

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

It’s Finally Here!

23 Jan


The day is finally here! Over a year ago I was given the amazing opportunity to be apart of the new documentary series ‘Life Story Project’. I am so ecstatic that this show is going to be airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network because Oprah is such an inspiration not only to me but to millions of people around the world!!

Details!

Every episode has a theme and tonight’s episode which I am apart of is about ‘Happiness and Perseverance’! If you get the chance don’t forget to tune in and feel free to leave me feedback on how I did!!!

Ahh I’m so excited!

Life Story Project

 

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

The Presidential Inauguration

21 Jan

Taking the day to watch the Inaguration of the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama!

I couldn’t be more proud of his historical accomplishments and I wish him and his beautiful family nothing but the best for the next four years and a lifetime there after.

Photo courtesy of The White House

Photo courtesy of The White House

~Love Always, Taylor LN~