These days most of us spend a lot of time looking in the mirror making sure our reflection is one that we’re happy for the world to see once we step outside. So it’s nothing new having a mirror close to the exit so we can have a final look at ourselves before dashing out.
Well, this use to be my exit mirror until the day I slammed the door so hard in a bid to make it to work on time which forced the mirror onto the ground and shattered the glass completely.
On my way to work I kept thinking of how to replace the mirror and even went as far as looking for some mirrors online. However, when I returned from work, I started cleaning up the mess of the glass and while doing so I was singing a song I made up called ”Mr Post Man” (you can find out more about the song in my 25 Random Things About Me Tag on my YouTube Channel) and the words were Mr Post Man stop sending letters that I don’t need. I saw my reflection on some of the shattered glass and you could just about make out that I was filled with joy in that moment while singing away. This was a turning point for me as I paused and thought to myself, what are the things that keep me going that I might not necessarily see each time I look into the mirror, those are the things I want to see everyday to remind me of what really matters – the true reflection of me.
And so I made a list which I called ”My Reflection”. The next day after work I headed off to the pound store and bought some notepads and coloured markers and wrote each item out and put it up on my mirror frame using a pin. Here are some of the things that keep me going.
I always hope for tomorrow to be better than today. My family means the world to me and my country Nigeria shaped me into the woman I am today.
I put love at the centre of it all as all these things are an extension of it.
Youtube has recently become my creative spot. Manchester is where I met my husband and where I also currently reside. Don’t get me started on positivity #LOA. And God = Love.
When I was done I hung it up in my office space as that is where I spend most of my time when I’m home. I call it my ”Reflective Space”. I find my husband spending more time there as well and I’d like to think it’s because he’s loving his new reflection lol.
Finally, you don’t have to have a broken mirror to create a true reflection of yourself. All you have to do is put pen to paper and make a list of all the things that keep you going and put it up in a place where you get to see it everyday to remind you of who you really are. And always remember, your reflection is your projection.