Tiny Buddha article (2)

8 Mar


I am so happy and grateful to have my second article, ‘Getting to know yourself, what you like and what you want in life’  featured on the Tiny Buddha website (available to read at http://tinybuddha.com/blog/getting-to-know-yourself-what-you-like-and-what-you-want-in-life/).  I actually sat down at the end of last year at my desk after thinking about things (mainly what I had learnt, as you do at the end of the year) and I just felt the sudden urge to write about my experiences.  They weren’t initially meant as articles -at first, they took the form of a sort of internal monologue but I gradually realised that they provided a good basis for articles.  Turning them into articles was actually a really positive experience because it required me to think of advice and tips I could give to combat the feelings I experienced.  As a result, I became a lot more aware of my actions and what I could do differently to make myself feel better.  I hope these articles are in some tiny way inspiring or helpful to others 🙂


17 Responses to “Tiny Buddha article (2)”

  1. Debbie Saporta March 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Great article jade 🙂
    My Facebook group is called TalktoDeb & I also have a page under Debbie Saporta…I post inspiring affirmations, thought provoking pictures, & posts that help people see who they are more clearly. I would love you to check it out…here’s to believing I who we really are!

    • jadeinlondon March 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Thanks Debbie, I will definitely take a look at your Facebook group, I love anything that is inspiring and thought provoking. Xx

  2. MS March 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your experience in such an open and honest way, many things you said struck a chord with me. Different situation, just emerging from a divorce, but the feelings of ‘what the hell do i do now’, ‘who am I’, and trying to make others happy all apply. True words of wisdom, many thanks

    • jadeinlondon March 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      Thank you so much for your comment. I’m so glad that it can strike a chord with people in different situations – I think we all suffer from some kind of identity crisis at some point in our lives and we just have to remind ourselves that it is OK to be ourselves without having to people-please all the time. Some time spent investing in learning about yourself – what you want, what you don’t want from life – can be a lengthy process but hugely rewarding. Xx

  3. Richard May March 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    Hello Jade,
    My name is Richard May, B>U Conductor. I really liked your Tiny Buddha article. Would you be interested in writing a blog article for BGreaterThanU.com that is similar? But, with a Be Greater Than Yourself angle. If interested, e-mail me Bee@BGreaterThanU.com or RMayAustin@Att.net and we can discuss ideas. Thank you, Richard

    • jadeinlondon March 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      Thanks for your comment Richard and I will check your website out! Xx

  4. confessions-of-a-nomad March 9, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    I just read your article on Tiny Buddha. It was so refreshingly honest, wonderfully written, and so true in every way. I think its so easy for people to put pressure on themselves, having such high expectations, that you’re setting yourself up for dissapointment. I always remind myself to think less, do what makes me happy and live in the moment. You’re the source of your own happiness, and I think no one ever stops discovering who they are :).

    • jadeinlondon March 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment 🙂 I still need to remind myself to stop creating such high expectations for myself as you are so right, they just lead to disappointment. It is fine to have goals but not at the expense of your true self plus why would you want to be anyone other than your self?! Xx

  5. Michael Davidson March 9, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    I just read that TinyBuddha post, and I thought it was great! I’ve actually been thinking a lot about the topic of getting to know yourself and it’s importance recently. For the past two or three days, I’ve been reading up on existentialism non-stop and realizing even more how important it is to discover the meaning and values in your own life. If you don’t know much about that philosophy, I suggest you check it out!

    • jadeinlondon March 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

      Hi Michael, thanks for your comment. I am very interested in philosophy but at the moment, I only have a very superficial knowledge. One of my goals is to learn more about philosophy as it is something that fascinates me! Xx

  6. Mark O March 9, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    I admire the honesty in your article in Tiny Buddha. I have felt so lost in so many ways since I was a child, and now that I am an adult my goals and lifelong pursuits seem so hollow to me. I felt less alone knowing that someone else is out there who felt the way I did about poor self-esteem and doing anything to fit in. I turned to self-medicating to deal with the emotional pain for many years. I am happier now that I am aware of more tools to help me learn to love myself just for being a good human being.

    • jadeinlondon March 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      Hi Mark, please don’t feel alone – there are many people who have felt the same way and I am definitely one of them. Everyone is worthy of love, and you especially. Goals are nice to achieve but what is most important in my opinion is learning about yourself – your likes, dislikes, what really fills you up – and this is a long process but it will be worth it in the end. Every time you feel lost, remember it is a temporary feeling – you have all you need to feel happy right now but sometimes it takes a little longer to understand this. I spent so many years ignoring my true self, I felt I lost all identity and numbed myself with self-medication like yourself. Spending a little time purely for yourself, not for anyone else will help you on your journey. You don’t have to prove yourself to anyone. Best, Jade Xx

  7. Tracey Bacon (@justmetraceyb) March 10, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Your article really struck a chord with me, I can relate to so many of your thoughts/emotions and I am in this situation at the moment of trying to find out who I am. Its difficult some days but I’m reading so much, trying to come out of my shell more, speak to strangers and try new things like travelling and its like a breath of fresh air when I come across brilliant advice like yours. I’m slowly learning that we are our own destiny. Thanks for sharing.

    • jadeinlondon March 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

      Hi Tracey, thanks so much for your lovely comment. I know it can be difficult some days but remember these days will pas and you will emerge stronger. Little steps like speaking to strangers etc. have a cumulative effect and you should feel proud of yourself for everything that you’re doing to try to find out who you really are. Good luck and lots of love Xx

  8. wordsavant March 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    I enjoyed reading your article. Very insightful and it shows how important it is to be your authentic self.

  9. robert davis May 10, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

    jade i am Robert p Davis III. i have been searching for someone who has already put time into what i am now going through! 1st off i love that your name is JADE. it is my favorite womens name… i would like to talk to you about your article, if you have time! my email address is robertpdavisiii@Gmail.com

    i realize you are a very busy women.

    i have recently had alot of time to evaluate

    i would like to talk with someone who has done the same

    thank you for your time,

    robert p davisIII

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