Sometimes when I’m going really fast on my rollerblades I close my eyes & let the hot air flow through my fingertips. I imagine I’m flying instead of overanalyzing the situation & fearing what everyone watching me thinks. Their judgements do not scare me — forgetting what it feels like to truly be alive does.
With that said, I encourage you to stop & think about who & what you are living for… and if it isn’t for yourself, then maybe it’s time to purchase some rollerblades & pretend to fly. Trust me, it feels better than it sounds. And it’s always fun to have an excuse to rock some tube socks while you blast your favorite tunes. Call me crazy, but sometimes I simply need to pick a different type of noise to block out all of the nonsense I tend to fill my head with. What are some things you do to get to your “happy place”?
”It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now…with its aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.”
You will never be younger then you are in this very moment, this very second in time. I complain so much. More then I should. My knee’s ache, my ankles throb, and my hips pop. But I should stop. My body has given me more then I can ask for.
I want to stop bitching about my smalls boobs, legs made for a fighter, arms that can’t lift much, and hips wide enough to prop a baby on them for hours. I hope to work on dismissing my insecurities. My ass does not and cannot be perfectly perky and cellulite free. My face can not be flawless at all times. Maybe I am not exactly what I want to be, but I am exactly what I am ment to be. The love I have for my body begins now. The love I have for my body is unbreakable. I hope that yours is, too.
Even a dozen cups of cinnamon tea (which Danielle now has me absolutely addicted to) couldn’t help. Would you judge me if I said I already ate half my lunch?… Little smokies are practically breakfast sausages third cousin removed, right?
‘I can’t tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.’ -Patty Duke
‘I do not write by any set time schedule. I realize there are many writers who follow a daily regime where they arise at 6:00 a.m., do some sort of exercise, eat breakfast and then sit down and produce words for a three to four hour period.’ -Donald McKay
I’m seven weeks shy of turning 20 but when I read this I decided that no matter what age you are this quote holds significant value (by the way, thank you for sharing this Kim!) We are given one body & one mind, to mistreat it is such a shame. So treat yourself to delicious healthy food, expensive sheets, & a nice glass of wine just because. Buy your favorite bottle of perfume because it makes you feel beautiful, take long bubble baths & naps, get lost in a good book, & run just to feel alive… Because ‘When you invest in yourself, you can never lose.”
”Invest time, energy and money in yourself every day. – When you invest in yourself, you can never lose, and over time you will change the trajectory of your life. You are simply the product of what you know. The more time, energy and money you spend acquiring pertinent knowledge, the more control you have over your life.” Marc & Angel Hack Life
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” -Albert Einstein
Whenever I’m feeling like my creativity is running a bit dry I like to sip some tea & read magazines that have beautiful people/quotes/etc. Do you ever think about how fortunate you are that you are blessed with the ability to not only create but to see? Whenever I see pretty things I think about how grateful I am that I have my sight. It’s hard for me when I think about those who aren’t able to see the world through their very own eyes. Sometimes we forget that we are not only blessed to have homes/food etc. but we are also blessed with good health. Whenever you’re thinking you need more, more, more, maybe take a step back and look at what you already do have.