Melissa’s heart, my heart. Where is it, and where do I even begin? I think this is an incredible question that we should ask ourselves on daily basis. Where is your heart? What are you putting your dedication and passions into? Who are your actions affecting? Are you where you want to be? The heart is such a mind-blowing thing in the sense that its a physical thing you can touch, but does so many untouchable things.
This year has been quite challenging for me, but wonderful in so many aspects. I feel like I am finally settling into my own skin, and falling in love with this darling soul God has placed inside my fragile bones. There have also been so many changes that I have gone through, and situations I have found myself in that I never thought I would. Somehow in these painful times I have found incredible beauty too. I have never felt so inspired or encouraged to become a better person. It’s like my eyes have been opened; I’m finally awake. I’m finally seeing things differently and “letting others in.” It’s such a blessing to have friends who have become my family…and a family that is always praying and encouraging each other.
People. My heart is in the people that I surround myself with. Whether it’s a stranger I’ve randomly met one night, or a someone I’ve known my whole life who is always on my mind. It’s the people who are passionate about life and the things they do, and the person they are striving to become. It’s in that heavy heartfelt song you feel your favorite artist has written just for you. Or maybe it’s that random message you’ve received from a new friend putting themselves out there just to legitimately get to know you more. My heart is in finding genuine people who are constantly trying to love on others and better themselves.
I may not know what I want to do with my life, or where I’m going. My goals over time are certainly going to change and rearrange. Passion is the lifeblood inside my heart and that’s what I’ve always followed. It’s been a difficult journey finding out who my real friends are, and making sure I’m not a part of some ulterior motive. However, I know I’m pouring myself into the friends and family who I know will embrace me and the person that I’m striving to become. It’s not about finding out who we are, but putting our time and passion into creating a person we want to be. Life is and incredibly epic and precious thing we are blessed with. I want my heart to invade the ones that I hold dear, and inspire those who maybe just briefly passing through my life. This is only a little to say about where my heart is, but I think it’s a beautiful start.