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Happy Thursday Y’all! —— Can I pull off “y’all”?? No? Okay. Anyways…
I wanted to recap this past week with everything I’ve been thinking & feeling.
I LOVE quotes. Reading them, sharing them, creating them & living by them. I want to share with you some quotes I’ve read recently & I believe are changing me for the better.
If I am being honest with you all, I have not been feeling like myself for a very long time now… almost a year to be exact. Life got a little crazy, & things that were in my own control sort of got away from me (& that’s the super short version). I believe that events happen to you & people come into your life for a reason. Whether that reason is a lesson or a blessing I’ve learned to “let go of the illusion that it could have been any different.” Seriously! I have thought about things & people, replaying moments in my life over & over again. It’s unhealthy & we are only MOVING FORWARD here on this blog. 🙂
I felt like I got away from my bubbly, happy self. I felt very lost. That’s something I have always struggled with my whole life WHO AM I? How do other people see me & what am I supposed to be doing. After this past year. I can tell you who I AM NOT & who I’m not is definitely helping me figure out who I am.
Lately I find myself coming back to who I think I am. I’m learning through moments & people that “authenticity is powerful.” People aren’t going to pretend to like you if they don’t. People choose to be around you & enjoy the characteristics that make you, YOU.
SO, this is what I’ve been reflecting about recently. I have NOT been an emotional person in the past & by this I mean I struggle to say how I am truly feeling. This is because I don’t ever let myself feel what I want or what I should be feeling. It seems all my life I’ve only ever had 2 emotions & those were happiness or anger with NOTHING in-between. I would go from 0 to 100 in 5 seconds without actually saying what I was thinking. One of my flaws is definitely just completely moving on from things or people that I care a lot about when things get a little tough. We could get into the “why” but that is a whole other story & let’s be honest this a blog not therapy… so here is finally the positive spin.
I have learned a lot from my friends who are extremely emotional people. I don’t mean this in a negative way at all. I don’t believe being emotional makes you weak. My friends are the strongest women I know & it is because they completely wear their hearts on their sleeve. When they are sad, they are sad. When they are frustrated you can tell. When they make mistakes, they admit to them. They are not afraid to let you know HOW they are feeling & WHY they are feeling the way they do. To me this is SO inspiring. I used to never let people know when things are bothering me & honestly that has never worked in my favor. I’m learning & really trying to be honest with my self & with others. I know it’s only going to help me grow. I want to not brush off emotions just because I believe people might not find it appropriate at the time. I’ve realized I’m missing out on moments in life because I’m too stubborn to be emotional.
This is SOoooo extra cheesy pepperoni pizza but life is too short to be anything but yourself. Cry if you’re sad, laugh when you’re happy, & love because you should.
These quotes I wanted to share with everyone mean something to me & are super relevant to things going on in my life! Scroll down to read them!!! Those are my Thursday thoughts, let me know yours.
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