One thing that many may not know about me is that I LOVE birds. I spend a lot of time just watching them when I sit outside. I listen to their chirps and sounds. I just am overall fascinated by them. The owl is my favorite bird but honestly all birds are beautiful. I even have a tattoo with birds flying away from a tree on my back. To me, birds represent freedom. They have this beautiful power of getting to spread their wings and just fly. I like to live my life as freely as possible by spreading my wings and doing things that make me happy. I sat and watched this main bird pictured for about 30 minutes. I watched how it groomed itself and pecked away at any bugs that were on it. I watched how it expanded it's beautiful white wings with black tips. This fascinated me the most. As I lie flat on my stomach on the ground, I inched closer and closer to this bird with no hesitation (mind you....I left covered in bird poop from the ground LMAO, so maybe don't do that). At the end when I finally walked away from the bird because I felt I had captured the essence of this bird, I felt the bird wanted me to continue taking photos of him or perhaps be my friend because he started coming towards me slowly in a non-aggressive or attacking manor. This solidified my love for birds!! So just be free my friends! Spread your wings and do something that makes you happy and makes you feel free.
So this quote resonates with me a lot because I find that I create these images in my head of what life is "supposed" to look like or these unspoken "expectations". Ugh, expectations has become such a dirty word for me because of how much power I have given it over my life. And then, when life doesn't go as planned or expected, I find myself the most uneasy, chaotic, and just not at peace. However, over the last year or so I'd say that this feeling comes very seldom because I've learned how to find the good in almost every situation and get rid of these unspoken expectations or images of how life should go. This isn't to say I don't get down or feel sad or get angry or anything of that sort. This is just to say, in the most chaotic situations or when life throws us these huge curve balls and it's not anything like what we've pictured in our head, I've just learned how to take the hit (really feel it) and then find the good and light in the situation and come out lighter and at peace in the end result. Letting go of "expectations" has freed me of so much pain and unnecessary hurts. There is beauty in the unknown and it is up to us as human beings to open our eyes and let go of this unrealistic image of what "it's supposed to look like." What images or expectations are you going to let go of today?!