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Reconnecting With My Heart | Confession

July 26, 2017

Hey loves 🙂 Thank you for stopping by. Today I will walk you through the process of reconnecting with my heart after neglecting her for quite some time. Take a seat and let’s go 😉

I never realized how much I have been hurting you, how much you cried all this time I didn’t listen to you! Ever since you and I came to this world you have been there for me…

I remember when I was a child, you used to speak to me… you told me a lot of things like how my life would be when I grow up…how happy I would be with my life!

You told me nothing was impossible, you and I dreamed bigger dreams than ourselves and we both believed it was possible and you said I should just wait until I grow up, you said I wasn’t ready then…and I couldn’t wait to grow up and live our dreams!

You and I were happy until I grew up and the world told me something about life, something you never bothered to! The world gave me a different definition of life…a different definition of dreams….the world told me dreams were nothing but dreams! Can you imagine how disappointing that was?

And the worst of all I believed it and I forgot everything that you and I used to talk before the world interfered….I buried everything so deep that I couldn’t even remember that we used to be friends once!

jane shussa

The world introduced me to fear, and guess what? Fear was generous enough to ask if he could stay with me for as long as I wanted….I couldn’t say no because he seemed so real then.

After I accepted him to stay with me, everything became impossible…he controlled everything that I wanted to do, whenever I asked if I could do this or that his only reply was “you can’t do that”! He discourages me, I couldn’t take myself to try anything!

As that wasn’t suffocating enough, he later introduced me to failure! Fear wedded failure while he was staying with me and then both had to stay with me! Can you imagine having to live with these two?

From there anything that you told me I could do (because you believed in my capabilities), I couldn’t give it a try! Well, we both know why fear and failure were working together as a couple in my head; they had power over us because I allowed them to!

Read Fall in Love with yourself and let happiness find you.

You know it was a little easy when fear acted alone, but with both of them living in me hasn’t been easy! These two had me doubting myself, asking questions like am I good enough? Do I deserve this? Can I do this? And always I had the same answer to these questions; my answer was always ‘NO’

The first half of the year is gone; I am evaluating myself on my achievements so far! I break you again (my heart) after learning that I have accomplished less or nothing at all! Fear of failure took it all and left me with nothing but regrets!

There is always one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure, Paulo Coelho.


It’s only now that I have broken up with fear and failure that I realized you have been crying for help all this long but I couldn’t hear you nor see your tears! You cried about all the opportunities I didn’t take because of the fear of failure…places that I didn’t go and ideas that I buried because I didn’t have the courage to believe in myself and go for it…

It’s you and me again; I will listen to you no matter what! I believe you know it all! Yesterday you told me I am good enough, you told me I can do anything if only I believe in myself and be focused and persevere, you told me I deserve everything good…and the best part of it is that I believe every word you said…

We won’t lie to ourselves that it is going to be easy, we, like many others know how the world (people) can be so loud sometime…thinking it knows it all… we have to be bold enough to ignore it and believe completely in ourselves…

Until we do, the world’s voices will keep making decisions for us…decisions that can only be right if we listen to ourselves, listen to our hearts!

Let your heart guide you…it whispers so listen closely. Walt Disney

Until next time,

Jane 🙂

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  • Reply jill conyers July 29, 2017 at 9:16 am

    So beautifully written Jane. And you shared one of my all time favorite Walt Disney quotes.

    Have a beautiful day!

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 30, 2017 at 4:32 am

      Thank you for stopping by, Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Ashlee July 28, 2017 at 11:34 am

    What a sweet and inspiring post! I love that you shared this!! Such a great reminder to stop sometimes, and really listen to yourself

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 29, 2017 at 7:49 am

      I’m happy you found this inspiring. Thank you for reading Ashlee. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Nella Fragola July 28, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Beautiful words, thanks a lot! I am reconnecting with my heart too. My grandfather always said that behind an achievement there is plenty of failures. So if you want to succeed, you’ll have to accept failure.

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 6:42 am

      Ooh yes, failures are nothing but stepping stones. Thank you Nella for sharing your grandfather’s wisdom ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lana July 28, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Thank you for this honest post. It is so on point now. I totally agree with you, we should dream and we should listen to our hearts in order to live the life we want to live and be proud of ourselves.

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 6:40 am

      We should definitely be proud of who we are. Thank you for reading, Lana.

  • Reply Hayleigh July 28, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Super moving and inspiring, beautiful post. I think neglected hearts is something we have all been guilty of at some point, here’s to taking Better care of you xo

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 6:39 am

      Hayleigh, I’m happy you found this inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Nay July 28, 2017 at 6:14 am

    This is such a beautifully written, raw post. I, and I suspect many others, really identified with it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 6:38 am

      Hi Nay, I’m so glad you identified yourself with this. It is good to know I’m not alone. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Chevelle July 28, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Beautiful post! So sweet and so true. Thank you for sharing.

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 5:31 am

      Thank you for reading Chevelle ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Charrise July 28, 2017 at 4:10 am

    This was deep very touching

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 5:30 am

      Thank you Charrise ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kelly July 28, 2017 at 4:00 am

    This was very raw and honest. It’s always very difficult to admit when we have been neglectful to ourselves but you’ve done it beautifully!

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 5:33 am

      We can learn and move forward when we admit our faults, Thank you for stopping by Kelly ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lesli July 28, 2017 at 3:21 am

    I love this! I bet so many will be able to relate! Great writing!

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 5:34 am

      I’m glad you could relate to this Lesli ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Candy July 28, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I love the quote you mentioned: “There is always one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure.” Fear of failure can be hard to overcome, but once achieved it really is an amazing feeling!

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 5:36 am

      I totally agree with you Candy, once we overcome the fear of failure everything becomes possible.

  • Reply Cheryl July 28, 2017 at 12:19 am

    It’s really something that as a child you feel like you can do absolutely anything and then life teaches you fear. I know this feeling too well! You write so beautifully, Jane!

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 5:45 am

      You are so kind Cheryl. thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Ingrid Snydal July 27, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Always believe in yourself. At the end of it all, the only voice you will hear is your own. Be proud to be you!

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 5:38 am

      I totally agree with you Ingrid..There is nothing as important as the things you tell yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Glenny July 27, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Great post girl! Very inspiring. I often listen to my heart when I’m clouded with too many thoughts, I think we sometimes neglect that in our day to day lives

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 28, 2017 at 5:42 am

      Yes Glenny, our hearts knows everything though we sometimes shut it down.

  • Reply Christine July 27, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Wow! This is a fantastic post. Super moving

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you Christine ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Krissy @thoughtfullyunraveled July 27, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Such a sweet and heartfelt post. It’s so important to look inward and work on ourselves for the better. Really enjoyed reading this!

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 27, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed this Krissy, Yes it is really important to check with ourselves from time to time. Thank you for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kelley July 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I love, love, love the way you write! Beautiful written and heartfelt! I love it…Subscribing

    • Jane
      Reply Jane July 27, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      Oooh Kelley, you are so kind. You just made my night. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much. Welcome to the family. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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