two quotes I've related to recently
Thursday, January 21, 2010
“When it comes to life and love, why do we believe our worst reviews?"
- Carrie; Sex in the City
This is exactly it for me. No matter how many compliments I receive about myself or my work I always fixate on the most negative ones. I let these small, insignificant flaws define how I feel about myself.... I mean obviously I'm more then the sum of my faults. I'm this truly wonderful person and I deserve to let that shine.
"I dont need someone else to make me happy, but I'd like a companion there"
- X-weighted participant
With much of my life I've chosen to follow a path that focuses on my dreams and desires (ex. living overseas at a young age - even though that meant having a long distance relationship with my childhood sweetheart). I know that I am a strong, capable and independent women on a whole. Yet when it comes to the day to day I notice that I have a tendency to rely on other people to define what type of day I will have. Having people you care about with you can for sure improve an experience, but they can't make one for you. That you have to do on your own; happiness and satisfaction with life needs to come from within.
It seems so easy to identify traits you want to move away from but it's so hard to take the step (or know which step to take) to change it. It's like weight loss. My mind knows that if I eat right and exercise then I will lose weight, but how do I transform that knowledge into long-lasting changes?