July 27, 2013
This is something I posted on my wordpress. There are times where I can sit and really let my feelings kind of... flow. And this was one of those times. I've mentioned before how I listen to music when I blog, sometimes? Yeah. Sometimes music helps my thoughts flow and it helps take me to a ... better place. I wanted to share this here, too. And I printed this out for myself, because I figure if I read it everyday... bad moment or not... It can be a constant reminder of what I'm working on and that I can do it...
I got this notebook at target that has on the front, “Be Bold, Or Italic … Never Regular”. When I looked at it, I thought that seeing that everyday would help motivate me in the right direction. It’s probably safe to say that I’m not “regular”.
I’ve always been a pretty naturally pessimistic person. I would always see the glass as half empty. I always tend to look towards the negative and give into all my anxieties about everything. I get very hard on myself and let that “perfectionism” get the best of me, a lot of the times. I’m too scared to even try…
But I figure I can think one of two ways…
I can shoot for the stars and hope the fall back to earth doesn’t hurt too badly
Or I can shoot for the stars, not knowing where I will end up, and be proud that I actually tried.
I read this today…
“I want to remember that no one is going to make my dreams come true for me… It is my job to get up everyday and work toward the things that are deepest in my heart… and to enjoy every step of the journey, rather than wishing I was already where I want to end up.”
That last part stuck out to me. I’ve embarked on many a journey, in my personal life. And I’m not a very patient person. I’m so eager to be “done” and be where I want to be, living the life I feel I should be living.
And when do we learn the most? On the journey to that point.
And even if I never make it to where I think I “should” be going, there is NO telling where that journey will take me. Maybe it will take me to an even better place than I could have expected.
So here’s to living a bold life. Going for it… And to enjoying every step along the way.
Who knows where I’m going. But it sure as hell will be better than where I am now. Every step forward is progress. Every step forward is beautiful.