Life is like paintings. As much as I’d like to show you a gallery of beautiful paintings, I can’t. The truth is, behind each painting are countless sheets with blotches, rather than art. If life is a journey, then the roads I have taken were not always straight. But you know what? The blotches and potholes made me who I am today, living and loving life!
The Art of Life.
For the last ten years, I worked for the US government as a human resources professional. I am grateful for everything I learned and the new skills I acquired even as I continued to improve in other areas. From a career perspective, the valuable experience I gained has made me marketable. As proud as I am for receiving several prestigious recognitions, it came at a price too.
It is not always easy working with people. Each person is distinct. While I have met a lot of great people, there are others who could suck the air out of the room. Like a black dot on a sheet of blank paper, toxic people stand out and can make life miserable.
Where had the beautiful world I envisioned as a child gone to?
Did the world around me change?
And then I had a realization. The world did not change. Human nature did not change. What changed was how I thought and saw the world. You and I, we both live in the same world, but we do not see it the same. Wouldn’t it be great if we could both see how wonderful it is?
Painting a Beautiful World.
I savor all the good things that happened to me. But I treasure all the negativity because that is how I started to change and grow. Instead of focusing on the externals, I looked inside myself. Who am I? What makes me happy? What is it that I desire? These are some of the questions I asked myself and thought about.
It may have taken a while, but the more I understood myself, the more I was able to adapt to the world. It would not have been possible if I had not invested in growing myself. It’s not about going philosophical and pondering the questions and mysteries of life. What I learned is that personal development changed my attitude. From the way I think, to the way I see the world, everything changed.
As the process of growing myself continues, I am blessed to have the opportunity to help. Clients and friends, it doesn’t matter who. So as long as I can help people, I feel an immense sense of fulfillment. I care about people and my advocacies.
When all is said and done, I’d like to be remembered as someone who has changed the lives of people positively.
Writing is an excellent way to impart knowledge. I am privileged to have contributed to several top personal development blogs including Pick the Brain, Dumb Little Man, Mogul, Success Story, Thought Catalog, The Minds Journal, Just Be Real, Steven Aitchison, Thinking Minds, Self Growth, Proud Stories. Writing can make me live for many centuries after my death. And I wanted to create a blog that would build a legacy that would outlive me.
So I created this blog to allow me to serve you, my friend. This is where I can take you on a journey to self-discovery. Let me share my experiences with you as I experience them. Allow me to tell you the things I learned that changed the way I look at life and career.
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My name is Ane Krstevska. It is my honor and privilege to have you as a reader of my blog and friend forever.
In parting, I’d like to leave you with the words of Oprah Winfrey, a remarkable woman I truly admire:
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.”
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