What gives us value?

Broken head beach, Byron Bay

What gives us value?

Something you may not know about me is that I love to write. It’s one of the reasons why I started this blog, as well as my love for travel, of course. The more that time went on, the more I started to overthink what I was to write about. I compared my blog to others and always felt an immense pressure to give my readers value. That pressure mostly came from myself…

Amongst all of that I forgot about how much writing gives value to ME and so here I am scribbling my thoughts onto paper (before I tap letters into the keypad) the way I enjoy to write. I normally tend to express any thoughts or feelings I may have into my instagram captions. I usually write about something I may think about on a certain day or sometimes it can take me a week to put it into words but it all eventually ends up in my captions in some shape or form. Afterwards, when I read the comments of how someone can relate or just lovely, kind words, I find it really uplifting and encouraging. I’ve made wonderful connections by delving deeper into myself and pouring it all out.

So, why I am writing this? I write this today as I’d like to share a side of myself with you that I haven’t shared before. Aside from instagram captions and blog post entries I occasionally write poetry. Sometimes the words pour out of me and others I can’t even write a single letter.  I’ve never really had the confidence to share my poems before because I’m not a ‘writer’ and worried what people would think. It held me back but now i’m ready to share this new creative outlet with you. Here is one of my poems…

Beyond the horizon

she has a wild heart

always wandering

always searching

for something

more

beyond the horizon

is where she longs

to feel freedom

to explore

only you

can ground her

and make her feel

at home

for only you have discovered

the borders of her soul

only you

her horizon

her home

 

Sharing some of my deepest thoughts and feelings really helps me to let it all out. I often forget that it doesn’t have to be so matter of fact, as in, to write about a certain feeling. I can creatively express some of those feelings through poetry and that way it doesn’t have to make sense, the same as our feelings don’t have to make sense.

So, what gives us value?

Your value isn’t measured by what you do or how well you do it. It comes and starts from within. You don’t need validation from others (or a certain qualification in my case) before you feel worthy. You ARE worthy. Remind yourself that you are every single day.

I hope you can make sense of these ramblings. I realised that while I wanted to share something new with you that there was an underlying theme of self worth and value…

Peace & love

Hannah x

Broken head beach, Byron Bay

4 Replies to “What gives us value?”

  1. Your writing is beautiful!!! Thank you for reminding us that our self worth isn’t what we do, but really just a given. Bless. Thank you for this lovely poem. Your creative outlet makes me remember my own sweet memories! Your a WRITER…. and your dam good at it too! 😉

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    1. Thank you. I really appreciate what you have said ❤️ So happy you like it 🥰

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  2. This is so beautiful Hannah 🖤

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    1. Thank you Krista, means a lot that you took the time to read it ❤️ thank you

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