“When was the last time you allowed yourself to just be in the moment? To be present with yourself, family and favorite playlist? When was the last time you welcomed joy? “©Simone Holloway, 2020
“So I have a confession to make: when I sense that I am falling in love with someone or that someone is falling for me, I run.”
“I watched as the ones I loved pretended for their audience. I watched them clench their teeth and say “Ok, here we go!” They took a deep breath and allowed their world to believe the lie. They weren’t happy, not even close but who cares because they were #goals.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“What will you do to maintain freedom? Will you remove toxic things from your life (connections, relationships, habits)? Will you be intentional about shutting the door to that which is comfortable and familiar? Or will you have a clean break- a decision that says I’m breaking up with_______________ never to return? “©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“I used to justify toxic behavior and say, “Well, I know they love me.” That was not the truth. These people did not love me, they loved the access they had to me. They loved that they could do whatever they wanted and I did not have the guts yet to check them on their bad behavior. Loves, those days of receiving any kind of love/treatment is over. “©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“We look at our new friendships through the pain of our old ones. We measure our new love against the toxic romantic partners of the past. We look at a similar opportunity and automatically determine its success or failure relative to what we have attempted before. Lastly, some of us even dream, plan and/or strategize within the limitations of our last failure. When the Father makes all this new, things change and it’s okay to believe that what you’re seeing is different this time.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“Yet, isn’t life like that? As soon as you think you’ve overcome a feeling, a thought or even a habit- here comes a situation to test your response, to reveal your level of growth. Today’s dressing room nightmare was one of those situations, coming to test my perception of that little pudge around my mid-section that refuses to leave.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“The internet requires men to do so much for relationships. He must text you good morning each morning, he must pay for dates, he must support every idea you ever had in your entire lifetime, he must be willing to be uncomfortable in meeting your family, he must be willing to eat what you eat, he has to workout the way that you workout, and he must be close to perfection – bringing and buying flowers at every single moment. Not one meme said, “Sis, if he’s sharing his dreams and goals with you, he’s a keeper!” Goals and dreams are not really romantic. They are practical.” ©️Simone Holloway, 2020
“Maybe the Father has not given us what we have been asking for because we are not mature enough. Like a great parent, He will wait until we grow up to release certain things to us.”©Simone Holloway, 2020
Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers- Happy Thursday! I have come to the realization that I have become a master at hiding my desires. I have become so accustomed to sacrificing my desires in the pursuit of my dream. When you are the oldest sibling and you cannot get what you want all…