/ˈpeɪʃ(ə)ns/

Patience: the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. 

January is usually a long month. Days seem never ending, things seem to take longer to happen, Summer feels very far…

The word for this month was without a doubt -patience. 

Going back to a place I used to call home for 10 days, at times felt like an eternity. Mind you, I was surrounded by great prople all the time but… at night, when you rest your head on the pillow, that’s when your monsters come out to play. 

For some people, the night brings advice but for others at times, is the time to release their fears and anger. You hug your pillow as if it were your best friend and feel the warm tears come down your face. But that’s ok. Because nobody can see you. 

As much as you want to sleep, you have so many thoughts in your head that it becomes impossible to relax. 

Someone told me… try meditation! “But how do you stop thinking? ” I asked. 

“It’s not about stopping your thinking. Is about controlling your thoughts. Visualize your thoughts as if they were clouds.Every time you feel a thought coming up, imagine it being a cloud and slowly push it away. Literally, visualize that thought, inside the cloud and slowly dissolving into thin air.” 

I loved that thought. So much more romantic then just “stop thinking!”. 

I also managed to do well with my January goals! So that’s a winner. 

Even thou January proved to be a long and  -sometimes – hard month, lots of great things happened as well. Met some great people, tried lots of things and became definitely much more aware of my feelings. 

I feel that my word is definitely working for me and cannot wait to see what the rest of the year brings. 
Até à próxima! 

A. 

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