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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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Be Yourself

1 Feb

Lately everywhere I look, there are constant reminders that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. February 14, the day to handout Valentine’s Day cards, receive boxes of chocolate, and be with the one that you love. Unfortunately for me this is going to be my 19th year celebrating this holiday single.

Now before I go any further and get called out for sounding bitter, I’m not. However like most single people who have never experienced love, it’s something we look forward to. That mystery of what if it feels like when you love someone and they love you just as much.

And then theres the questions that no one can seem to answer. What does it feel like to be in love? How do you differentiate love, lust and admiration? Is being in love truly all its cracked up to be? These are questions I’ve been asking for years, with the same answer, ‘Once you’re in love, you just know’! I guess in my case and for all single people out there, patience truly is a virtue.

As an optimist and huge Disney fan, I believe there is a prince charming out there for everyone. As for me, I’ve yet to find mine, but Im choosing to believe he’s on route to the ball.

Happy Friday 🙂

Photo courtesy of Instagram

Photo courtesy of Instagram

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

Dieting! (Friday Favourites)

1 Feb

My favourite post I stumbled upon today! Almost every girl can relate to this. I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve started and failed a diet lol. Here’s to starting a diet on Monday!

Photo courtesy of Instagram

 

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

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~

Kiss Me (Song Sundays)

27 Jan

This weeks Song Sunday is from Ed Sheeran! I have been listening to his album + around the clock. I love coming home after a stressful day of university and listening to his whole album because it is so unbelievably calming.

My favourite song off the album is ‘Kiss Me’. I first heard this song while watching an episode of ‘Vampire Diaries’, and while it was playing I had to shazaam it so I could add it to my collection. The lyrics, which were written by Sheeran, are so beautiful and really have the, at times difficult, ability to truly make you feel as though they were written about you. Their simplicity and imagery makes it easy for you to fall in love with the lyrics as well as the song that accompany them.

I really can’t say enough positive things about this song and the proof is in the pudding. I guess it’s easy to say that I’m a huge fan of Ed Sheeran!

I think it’s a must listen and a song I’ll never get tired of.

~Love Always, Taylor LN~