Another Chapter

Hi all!

I hope everyone’s having a great day where every you are. I know I am.

Today, as I write this blog, is a brand new chapter because it’s my birthday!

My 23rd year on this earth has been … eventful to say the least, and I must admit it had a lot of ups and downs. I can’t even tell you which was more because it was legit a rollercoaster.

Every year, on my birthday, and also the day before, I like to reflect and just think about what happened in the past year. The good and the bad, my decisions, my mistakes, when I laughed, when I cried. And I try to figure out what kind of a year it was for me, and I make a list of things to learn based on what my year was like.

So this year as I reflected I realised that my 23rd year was very bittersweet, the good never really outweighed the bad, and vice versa. It was just the same pretty much all year round. An even type of year.

If I could change some of the decisions I had made I would, but

who would I be today without those decisions, both good and bad?

Even though God doesn’t want us to suffer he does allow us to go through tests, boy did I go through some tests last year and failed miserably, haha. But thank heavens we serve a God of many chances (but don’t use his grace as an excuse to continue doing a madness!). I plan to surpass the next wave of tests I receive.

Today before I went to sleep at 6am (don’t question the time I slept lol) I prayed. I thanked God for all that had put me through, all the great things he had done, all the years I had cried, and all of the laughter in my previous chapter.

I write this to tell you guys that reflection is very important, especially when we’re in a season of difficulties. We sometimes have to reflect on the things God has allowed us to go through so we can appreciate the season in which we’re in today. We all go through so many things and we just don’t look back and think

“look at where God has brought me from!”

Yes, you may be in a really bad situation right now, you might be hurting, you may be spiritually battling a lot of things at the moment, but look at where God has brought you from!!

Looking to the past isn’t always a bad thing, it can be a great way to realise how much God has done in your life without realising it.

Yes, I have cried so many tears in my 23rd year but guess what? Not only did I laugh just as equally but God brought me out of every one of those upsetting situations I put myself in and he has brought me here. Back to him.

This time last year, there was a different Farielle that existed. But God has brought me out and has made me brand new … again lol. That’s how I keep my head up when times are rough.

“He’s allowed me to go through this situation before so the situation I’m in currently will pass with him by my side”.

God puts us through things because there is something within us that he wants us to learn. He wants to help us become better and sometimes that means by going through hard times.

But we can always take those hard times we have go through and take them as blessings because we’ve learnt something and we have developed.

So keep your chin up. And count your blessings. You’re still breathing for a reason.

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

– ‭‭James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Just to add quickly before signing off. When things are happening in our lives we don’t always have the answer. Whilst going through things you might be thinking to yourself “what is the reason? What am I to learn from this?” But honestly, sometimes we won’t learn anything until after we’re out of it and the season has ended.

But that shouldn’t be a reason to give up on the season you’re in, keep trusting God and turning to him for guidance.

Anyway.

Here’s to another year of laughter and tests … that I’ll actually pass this time haha!

With being said. Stay safe, stay blessed

That’s all she wrote ❤️ …

Solo Travels: Day 1- København (Copenhagen)

Hej.

That means hello in Danish, according to Google Translate, haha. Can you tell I’m having a good time?

So this morning was a semi lazy one. I was out of bed by about 8:30am after I forced myself back to sleep because I was so used to waking up at 5am.

Anyway!! I did some more exploring around where I am staying and then left for breakfast at a restaurant not too far from where I was staying, and boy was that a feast!

They first brought me some tea in a nice glass which was cute and then out came this platter with a lot of food on it, a basket full of fresh seeded bread and another platter with bowls that had been covered.

And this is what was hiding in those covered bowls. Salami and a fried egg. It’s so cute. I tried this dish called su börk, (a Turkish dish) basically pastry with different types of cheese inside and it was really nice! There was a lot of things and I finished pretty much everything.

Also I am totally convinced that fruit helps you eat more food because normally I would not be able to eat as much as I did especially since I wasn’t that hungry.

Anywho, after breakfast I did a mini shop and tried to get used to the money and coins they have here, I think I’m getting the hang of it.

Once I was finished there I went to do a little sightseeing. I think I picked the best place to stay because it is literally central to everything and all the external places I need to get to are very accessible.

Everywhere I went I was just surprised as to how pretty everything was. A turn the corner and there were more things to say wow to.

When I finished sightseeing I came back ‘home’ [mainly because my phone crashed and decided to jump from 75% to 1%. Good thing I brought my disposables with me].

I read a book I’ve just started to read, Everything Here is Beautiful, as part of my resolution to get back into reading. I figured I would do something whilst charging my phone before the next activity …

I went to a place in Rofshalevej called CopenHot. It’s a sauna and hot tub place by the sea which was really fun.

At first I was freaked out because it was in a dodgy looking industrial place with little lighting and I was alone but I got there and there’s jazz playing, a disco ball, the sea and two little Bon fires. It was so nice.

We were all told what we could do and that the water was recycled from the sea and it was great. There was a nice view, I mean it was dark but it was still nice just wish I came during the day or sunset.

After that I went to McDonald’s, because I really wasn’t that hungry and was too cold and tired to look for a new place to eat, I brought it home to eat in the restaurant area.

And now I’m here, all showered and ready for bed.

This was my day 1, can’t wait for tomorrow.

Until next time loves,

That’s all she wrote

F A R I E L L E. N

Day 12: Fear … less

Happy New Years you all!! ❤️🥳✨

I hope you’ve all entered the New Year with better intentions, more exciting plans and a positive attitude.

I know I have.

This has been an eventful series, might do more of these.

I enjoyed sharing and seeing what you guys thought about them.

After all that has been written in this series they were all leading to this. The real inspiration for this series.

I had enough of overthinking everything and missing out, enough of being in the same position constantly. All of the things that I spoke about were based on fears.

One most potent fear was never being enough.. for others.

I was always trying to do my best for other people, barely ever myself until this year when I had enough of that stupid mentality I have!

For 2019 I am going to fear less, and do what I want to do because I want to do it!

For 2019 I want us all to fear less and be our wonderful selves without worrying what other people are going to think about you. It’s not about them.

It’s all about you!

Go live that life of yours to the fullest!

And this concludes my 12 Days of New Years Resolutions! I honestly had so much fun writing them.

I pray for everything wonderful to come your way this year, good luck on all of your future endeavours. I love you all!!

That’s all she wrote

F A R I E L L E N.