Don’t Lose Yourself On Your Own Journey

Jaime from Hustle & Brussel is taking over the blog today! This girl is full of positivity & her words are so so inspiring. Enjoy!

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Your journey is your own. You hold the compass. You steer the wheel. You choose the detours, destinations, and dreams. You can speed up, slow down, or keep it on cruise control. As Sam Hunt would say, “Imma take it slow, just as fast as I can.” The power is yours.

When I started Hustle + Brussel, my overall goal for the blog was to make it a safe and positive space. With one click, it would bring a smile to anyone’s face. It would be serious about providing resources for finding the joy within oneself, yet make you laugh and cry all at the same time.

As a blogger, it is my first and foremost priority to practice what I preach. From time-to-time, I browse through the pages of “me” that I have opened to you and I think I have done just that. I have also become aware that as someone promoting positivity, I am human; and therefore, susceptible to distractions. These distractions sometimes negate my goodvibes. However, it is all circumstantial and my positive spirit remains in the fact that self awareness is a lifelong journey. Throughout the years, we learn more about our intricate personalities, passions, and poisons. Just like our bodies, our wants and desires are constantly evolving. Therefore, we have to be flexible in what we believe to be true about ourselves.

I am currently studying astrology and I use it as a reference to help guide my own journey. Whether you’re a believer or not, it’s what I have chosen to aid my adventure. What I do know (as a cancer rising) is, I’m a nurturer. I will put everyone’s needs ahead of my own. While this is a blessing and a curse, it has definitely been a theme in my life and I often lose sight of my own destination.

Over the past month, I have been much more aware of the woman I want to be. I have brought this detailed picture of her to the forefront of my mind as a constant reminder to stay en route. What helps me is to add structure to my schedule. I am that girl who has that go-with-the-flow, no agenda, free spirit, wanderlust kinda thing going on. I love this about myself, but again…distractions! As I am in the midst of practicing discipline, I am feeling much more ambitious and overall successful related to my own endeavors.

Here’s what I encourage all of you to do:

  1. Meditate. On your life. What makes you happy. What brings you sadness. The qualities you possess. Focus on your destination. And, just breathe.
  2. Reflect & Resonate. What did you just picture in your mind? What people, places, and things were involved? What are your life goals? Where do you want to be 5, 10, 20 years from now?
  3. Create a map. The places you want to go. The people you want to see. The person you want to be. The career you want to have. The things you want to own. Visualize it! Mark the pit stops that will get you closer to your destination. Pin the places that will bring you pleasure. Bring the people you want close.

Remember, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We are all prone to swings in emotions, buildups and breakdowns, wins and losses. This is what continues to connect us all as a community. Because in the end, “we’re all just walking each other home.”

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Jaime Ruisi

Hustle + Brussel