So I’m staying home sick today and of course I have some time to brainstorm and to post. I have been thinking a lot lately about this idea of “we are the creators of our own destiny.” Do you think it’s true? I think it is. However, even realizing that, I am still unable to change certain things in my life I so much want to change. Well, as they say: “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” and the same way these changes will take some time to materialize. As long as we can stay focused and calm at the same time, we can definitely achieve pretty much anything we wish for.
There are all these made-up, bogus principles we (or I rather) live by: I have to behave in a certain way, I have to get to work the earliest, I have to only eat certain things, I have to put everyone’s needs before my own, I have to, I have to, I have to.
Unfortunately, in pursuit of all these somewhat ‘irrelevant’ ideals, we forget to prioritize the truly important aspects of our lives. Why don’t we strive to be the truest to ourselves and as accepting of ourselves as we can possibly be? Why can’t we put the emphasis on “I want to”, and not on “I have to” in each of those sentence; not in a selfish way, but in a way that will make everyone see that no matter how much you love someone or something, YOU still come first, your opinion matters and you can do what YOU want, what makes YOU happy. Stop playing by someone else’s rules and acting based on someone else’s opinions. Quit lying to yourself and convincing yourself that what you want is not right for you or that you don’t deserve something. You deserve it all! Stay true to who you are, be nice to people around you, find a focus in your life and find yourself. Then, you will see just how great the world YOU created truly is.
Pants and Knitted Shirt: via Strawberry; Black Shirt and Earrings: Express; Boots: Franco Sarto