Life: I couldn’t help myself


I know I told you that I wasn’t going to be on here until I was finished with this quarter but I just couldn’t help myself.  As I’m sitting here surrounded by all these books I realized that I haven’t shared with you one of my favorite quotes.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -R.W.E.

Sometimes I find myself comparing myself to others and in those occasions I try very hard to internalize this quote.  My hubby has always told me that happiness comes within yourself and comparing yourself to others doesn’t help anyone’s personal growth.  I believe this to be true well at least when it comes to me.  Today for some reason I woke up with a different attitude about life and I feel great.  Please don’t get me wrong I’ve always been a very upbeat and bubbly person but today was different.  

Before today for some reason or another I was an individual who didn’t think I deserved all the good things that were happening in my life but things have changed.  I have realized that I am worth everything that I have and much more.  I have gone through life feeling like a victim and making different excuses about not accomplishing different tasks that seem easy to others.  I have faced many adversaries but if it wasn’t for those things I wouldn’t be the individual that I am today.  I’m certainly not the type of person that goes around totting my own horn so please don’t mistake all that I’m telling you for cockiness. I’m just really excited about what I have realized.  I’m finally able to except myself with all my faults and I’m happy at the type of individual that I have become.  

My hubby has always accepted me and all my quirks but now I have realized that I love the person that I am.  I won’t let other’s dictate who I am and who I strive each day to be. 

Along with what I had previously said about becoming healthier I now want to extend it to other aspects of my life.   I’m going to stop making excuses for the direction my life has taken, for the things that I haven’t accomplished and those that didn’t quite turn out the way I expected.  Like the cliche goes you live and learn, right?  I began my transformation by deleting my facebook and twitter accounts which has liberated me.  I’m not saying that everyone should go out and do the same but for right now I believe that I have made the right choice.      

Now that I’m finished rambling on about what has changed I shall return to my never ending school work and to living my life.  I’ll see you guys at the finish line in a couple of weeks.     

What are some of your favorite quotes you would like to share with me? 

4 thoughts on “Life: I couldn’t help myself

  1. Thanks. I really love this quote especially since sometimes it feels like everyone is always trying to change you. Staying true to yourself is the key. Sometimes it is extremely difficult but the more you learn to love yourself the easier it becomes. 😀

  2. This is one of my favorites:Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer. ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young PoetThat whole book of letters has some great quotes.

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