Epiphany

One of my favorite songs from Chrisette Michele, is her song called “Epiphany”. It is a break up ballad about her realization that she no longer wants to be the girlfriend of someone that treats her badly. What is an epiphany? To me, an epiphany is a great realization of something. It is the breaking point when you come to your sense about a certain topic. It is the moment of insight, knowledge, and strength that you gain when a certain event or situation gives you a sense of wisdom. I have had many epiphanies in my lifetime. I am going to share with you some of my most recent epiphanies.

  1. Friends come and go. While this notion might seem obvious, it has never been so relevant in my life before. I moved from the IB school that I used to attend to a community college based high school. With this transition, I lost a significant amount of friends. I lost friends that I would consider my best friends. I am never really an attached or possessive person. However, it hurt me a little bit when I realized I was basically friendless for a period of time. It is so scary to see how friends that you had a certain perspective on, change so quickly. Their actions don’t seem to match up. I was definitely hurt by the friends that I thought I had. Nonetheless, I realized that I was going to make an enormous amount of new friends. Although, I have not made very many friends at my current school, I have made a copious amount of friends from my new school, UCF. (University of Central Florida) I have not even started the school, but with the way things are going now, I know that making new friends is inevitable. So if you have lost a friend, just realize that people come into your life for a season. Not everyone who your “besties” with will remain that way.
  2. God is the only person that can love you indefinitely. This one is very important, especially for young girls. As women, we often feel the need to find love in humanly conditions. We often think about the perfect guy for us. We also think about  how much happiness that person will bring to us. That notion is a definite no, no.The only person that can love you unconditionally is your creator. Not even your parents can love you as much as God does. With this in mind, you should cherish your relationship with God. If you are an unbeliever, then the only person that can love you indefinitely is you. Self-love is important for not only unbelievers but Christians too. God wants you to love yourself. Loving yourself is another sub-epiphany that I had. At one point in my life, I wanted this guy to love me as much as I thought I love him. When he did not make a move, I realized that I should not be so consumed with the idea of him loving me. Loving yourself and taking care of yourself is the best decision you can make for yourself.
  3. Have peace with your body. As believers say, your body is your temple. It is what stores your soul. I know that’s deep. So its important to take care of it. Watch what you put in your mouth. Food is supposed to be fuel not entertainment. Eating healthfully makes such a difference in not only your body but your mood. Besides eating healthfully, exercise is  another significant aspect of caring for your body. The endorphins that are released when you exercise is the best anti-depressant. It is not just for weight loss. Although,  I am at the largest weight that I have ever been in my life, I have never felt so at peace with my body. I know that I am healthy and beautiful.I will embrace my body at all levels. It takes time to finally be comfortable with your body. Being comfortable doesn’t mean that you can’t make changes. However, you should never obsess about how your body looks. Likewise, you should work with what you are given.

Well, that’s all I have for today. I hope you enjoyed this post. Feel free to share your epiphanies with me.

Thanks for reading,

Abisola