Love from NYC :: Stay in your lane.

Well hello my lovelies sending you a hug from NYC! How is your week going? Well I’m about to put the kettle on and have a cuppa… wanna join me?! Imagine if we could do that! Oh my gosh it would be very fun πŸ™‚ So I have been in this fabulous city for about a week and a half now and boy is everyone right when they say it’s the city of dreams! Woh woh woh yes sirree! I seriously think if you took all the power from the speed people walk in this city and put it together we could power an entire country! Here are a just a few of them chilling in Bryant Park today…

And here’s the jazz pianist playing fabulous music.

Of course NYC a city full of inspiration, dreams, ambition, which is why I wanted to come here… everyone literally believes that anything is possible. But another thing I have felt whilst I am here is to really focus on “staying in my lane”, and not getting caught up with trying to run someone else’s race.

Inspiration comes from everywhere, but at times I find the line between inspiration and comparisonΒ is quite fine. Do you ever find that? I mean, we spend SO much of our lives online these days, there is so much information out there, butΒ when I have crossed that lineΒ I get a little check in my spirit. No matter where I am or what I am doing, the moment I begin to feel my joy being robbed I know something is up. If I suddenly feel insecure, intimidated, fearful or I start judging myself to see whether what I am doing is good enough… I have to stop right there and step away.

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes it happens when I don’t even realise it! Then all of a sudden I feel totally terrible and I am knee deep in “oh my gosh this person is doing that, I need to do this and this and this?!” Um, NO. No you don’t. All you need to do is focus on being the amazing, creative, inspiring and fabulous person God created you to be.Β There is no one on earth like you. There is no one on earth like me. And if you try and be me and I try and be you, then we are both going to fail miserably! But, if we stay in our lane and focus on what we do best, then we are going to flourish and we are going to fly baby πŸ™‚

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.Β 

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You are amazing. Of all the people walking on this planet there is not a single one like you. Just look at us! I mean, as I write these words I am thinking of you guys reading this blog. Each of you are incredible, with your own amazing gifts and abilities, and today you are going to go out into this world and release your creativity and amazing-ness!! (Not sure if that is actually a word!) Anyway, the world needs what you have to give… so get out there and run!

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So, what do you say? Wanna join me and stay in our own lanes and be amazing?Β 

Love Nat xoxo

(PS… Here are a few of this week’s highlights)

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Β :: THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY ::

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Soho. How I love you.

Β 9/11 Tribute.

Β Dreaming of shopping at Bergdorfs. I will go in there for lunch very soon though!

58th and Fifth.

Β One of my fave views of The Plaza… and the ice rink getting ready for winter!

Β Fun exploring the brand new POLO Ralph Lauren flagship store. 711 Fifth Ave.

Β Very bright and colourful!

Β Subway selfie (sporting my new RL shirt). 79th St subway.

Β Love this view of Grand Central and Chrysler at 42nd and Park.

Β Sunday arvo at Bryant Park. 42nd and Sixth.

Β Radio City Music Hall on Sixth Ave.

Β Tea and dessert at Sarabeth’s on 59th with my lovely friend Brittany.

My street.

Β Pretty posies in Nolita. Prince St.

Bryant Park as the sun is setting. Beautiful.

Have a lovely day!

N xx

Images – All by Natalie Box unless otherwise listed.

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2 thoughts on “Love from NYC :: Stay in your lane.

  1. Oh my gosh Nat – once again your timing is absolutely spot on! Those are the exact words I needed to hear.
    Just last night I was looking at some websites at all the awesome things people are doing and I started making a list of all the things I need to do on my own website, by the time I went to bed I felt really overwhelmed and awful. So thank you so much for sharing your insights – they are so encouraging and empowering.

    • Oh you are beautiful Ruth! Isn’t it the way… We look at all these inspiring things but then sometimes it just gets a bit too much!! I am still learning the balance… But when I feel that “yukky pressure” I know I’m on the wrong path. God is so good though, just one little whisper from him and we are back on track πŸ™‚

      Thank you for sharing… I pray new creativity and ideas over you today!

      Love Nat xo

      Ps I had a look at your page, I like your artwork, you are doing a great job πŸ™‚

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