Lily Storm

A personal take on beauty, life and dreams.

A new year – a better you.

Happy 2015 everyone. I hope it brings much success, peace and prosperity.

I’m not one for new years resolutions…too much pressure! However, I’m all for it being a brand new chance to re-evaluate your current state of being. Last year was a trying time for me. I really battled to find happiness within myself. But there comes a point when you have to take responsibility and pull yourself together. There is too much I need to do. We all have God given talents. Why waste it?

December has always been my favourite time of year. It’s filled with joy, love and festivity. January though…not so much. I have heard one too many stories of couples parting ways, and more disturbingly – domestic violence. I don’t know what it is like to be caught up in an abusive relationship. Can only imagine the trauma. But ladies…if your man disrespects and beats you once, that is enough! Why would you go back for more? Especially if there are children involved? I know of someone in a similar situation, and her response is, ‘But I love him’.

No. Love does not hurt. Love does not make you or your children feel worthless and unwanted. I do realize people are stuck in very difficult situations, but there is always a way out. Stand up and be a soldier. Women underestimate their ability to survive on their own. We all want to be inlove. At what cost though?

I promise that there are still proper and chivalrous men out there. Men who don’t feel the need to physically or emotionally abuse a woman to prove their masculinity. Don’t give up on the idea of true love. Start realizing your worth. Let go of anything or anyone who no longer benefits your wellbeing.