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My glass is always empty

I’ve realized that my glass is always empty and I seek the company of a guy to fill it. When I’m dating a guy, he’s all I think about and all I want. And my empty glass gets filled with all that is him and then I feel complete. I get completely wrapped up in him, and who he is, that I am a mere reflection or attachment of him and not my own person. If he and I are apart, my glass starts to empty and I long to fill it again with him.

But why do I long for someone else to fill my glass and why is it even empty?

I can only attribute the state of my glass to the many changes in my life. When I decided to moved to the Netherlands, I wanted to change everything that I was, do the things that make me happy and not what was expected of me. I’ve lived a lie for so many years that I don’t even know who I am. I am on a quest to find who I am and the things that make me happy. I want my glass to be full with all the things that I love to do before I seek someone else.

The principle behind these quotes is what fuel my journey…

You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.” – Author Unknown

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” – Benjamin Franklin

Living life without self-courtship has a high cost. We risk losing our sensuality, our senses, precious moments with those we love, our smile, and our joy. When we romance ourselves, it prepares a fertile garden for a profusion of love to bloom in all areas of our lives. We regain passion and now becomes a moment not to be missed!” – Corrie Woods


A honest worker

I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

Helen Keller


The best part of me

What is the best part of me? This is sometimes the question I ask myself during times where self-evaluation is my focus, much of what I have been doing last week. My time of introspection was filled with identifying and understanding my emotional state; as emotions are crucial to one’s happiness and play a significant role in how we experience ourselves and respond to the world around us.

I’m still getting to know more about myself each day, even at 31, and I realize that I find the best part of me more and more in the least likely places.

Understanding the ideas and values which underlie our emotions is to be on the road toward understanding the unique personal way each of us comes at life. Understanding your emotions enables you to get in touch with what is uniquely you: your individuality. The more you know what you value, the greater is your sense of your own identity and the more you will know who you are. – Edith Packer, J.D., Ph.D.


What’s your name?

My task for the week is to work on remembering people’s names. I’ve always joked at how bad I was at remembering names and then, the thing I joked about started to come true. I started having a real big problem remembering the simplest of names. So this week I think I’m going to make it my goal to remember every person’s name that I speak to. This is probably going to be really hard because most European names are kinda difficult to pronounce like ‘Arnaud’, ‘Wooter’, ‘Huub’. However, I think this will be a really good exercise for my short-term memory.

Tré Sweeney…..

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