I have been contemplating on what kind of image I want to represent this blog. Trying to decide, I rediscovered this symbol on my Pinterest board. It is called Koru. The circular shape in the bird is what symbolizes Koru. It is a representation of new life, growth, strength, and peace. The circular design is used to show the idea of continuous movement with the inner coil returning to the point origin. (wiki)
I have always loved birds. For years my birthday wish was to have a closet full of wings and I could pick out a new set each day. It was like having a million beautful dresses but instead wings. I have always been jealous of the freedom a bird has to just fly anytime and go where ever they want. I long to feel the exhilaration of flying, no one holding me back or dragging me down. Yet when birds fly back they always have their friends for comfort and support.
In many ways I identify with birds. Life has made me want to avoid things that drag me down and trap me from reaching my full potential. Being independent and strong gives me the same feeling as flying. It is just an amazing feeling of strength and peace that makes you feel on top of the world.
It is not always easy to obtain, and some days you just might not feel like being strong. Sometimes its easier to be sad and dependent and that’s okay. Don’t stress over it all because it will never be perfect. Just do your best in the day you have been given and don’t beat yourself up.