Hope all is well in your lovely worlds. Last week, I vowed to make conscious decision to not let others impressions of me affect the way I live life. Is it just me, or is it easy to get bogged down by what other people think?
We get so pressured to live within OTHER people’s rules, when in fact, we could (and should) be making our own. Yesterday on my personal blog, Polish My Crown, I shared a group of images and some text as a reminder to really live outside of those expectations and rules.
In my post yesterday, I wrote:
I recently loved what I read on Molly’s Smart Pretty Awkward blog – nothing new here. I wanted to share with you her words of wisdom that inspired my post today: If you want to stand out in a room, be different than everyone else in the room. So often, it’s easy to be confined to one stage of life, one particular situation, one given moment.
We get trapped and tricked into being forced to be like everyone else, to fit in. Well here’s what I have to say about THAT – absolutely not anymore. One of my favorite quotes from Sienna Miller is this: “I’m the most enthusiastic, excitable person I know and I defy anyone to try to knock that out of me.”
Instead of living mundane, ordinary, boring and “pre-planned” lives, let’s just go wild. Let’s be enthusiastic and excited for what is before us! What would happen if we let curiosity, enthusiasm and passion truly lead us?
I don’t want to look at my life in one year/five years/ten years and feel regretful for the way I lived life NOW. That’s why I’m focused on avoiding shallow living, avoiding boring living, avoiding easy living. I want to see the world – MY world – from a new, heightened, exciting, terrifying, messy and crazy perspective.
I am here to live out loud. I am here to live to the fullest of my potential. I am here to be the best I can be – the way I want to be.
Enjoy your (positive) Thursday!