For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be.
There’s no time limit, start whenever you want.
You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing.
We can make the best or worst of it.
I hope you make the best of it.
I hope you see things that startle you.
I hope you feel things you never felt before.
I hope you meet people who have a different point of view.
I hope you live a life you’re proud of,
and if you find that you’re not,
I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
I love everything about this. It’s encouraging, it gives me hope, it reminds me that life is what you make of it. I believe it’s 100% true that it is NEVER too late to be who you want to be. Who you see yourself to be. Who you know yourself to be on the inside. At any time, you can bring that all to the surface and begin living the life that’s meant for you. I’ve been battling this for so long! I still am – because I know myself to be someone different on the inside. But this here, this site, is another step in the right direction for me. Another step toward creating the life I desire. And another step toward evolving into who I am meant to be.
I always try to make the best of life – no matter what’s tossed my way. Easy? No, of course not. But, certainly possible with concerted effort. It’s all in the mind, every bit of it is linked to our thoughts. Are you creating positive thoughts, are you turning negative thoughts into positive ones? Or, are you rolling around in the negative, thinking life will never get better? Because…hello! That’s not helpful! It actually took me a really long time to learn this, and even now, sometimes the negative still gets the best of me. BUT…I am very self-aware, and I know when it’s happening. So, what do I do about it? I try to change my thoughts, or sometimes I let myself have the day to sulk (because sometimes we just need to feel our way through), but then I pick myself up and keep moving. I don’t get stuck there.
I’ve had some ups and downs, I’ve hit many rough patches along the way, and still, I am proud of the life I’ve lived. Could I have said that a year or so ago with confidence? Absolutely not, because I was still working through so much, so many feelings. But in hindsight, I am extremely proud of my life. I think we all take the path that’s meant for us, highs and lows, and everything in between. Everything we go through has a lesson attached to it. Learning those lessons is tough and oftentimes painful, but then we take what we’ve learned, and start all over again down the next path, the next journey. Chapters are constantly opening and closing. And that’s okay because that’s how life works!
So, I’ll leave you with this – I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I KNOW you have the strength to start all over again. Because I did, and I know you can too! But hey, I’ll save all that for another post.