Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don't be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally, know who you are - Kristin Armstrong
I have made so many mistakes in this life. And throughout them all, they have matured me, grown me, molded me, and taught me to embrace the learning of those mistakes. Yet, I have also learned to embrace every word spoken in the quote above.
I'm still learning to do the things I talked about but never did. I understand what it means to let go when it's time and hold on tight when I need to. The letting go of things in life was not an easy lesson to learn. Yet, in learning to do that, I have learned what it means to be at peace. I cannot control other people's actions or decisions, and I no longer desire to. If their decision is not in their best interest, all I can do is pray over it, and give it to God. It doesn't matter if I can see the path it will lead them down. I simply trust Him.
I'm easing into the not rushing part of life. I'm learning to really enjoy the moment of whatever time I am in. And in that enjoyment, I have learned to appreciate life. Fast forwarding to easier times and better moments, only causes me to miss out on learning opportunities, and the chance to live.
Speaking my mind, not apologizing, and standing on purpose was a hard lesson learned. But definitely one well earned. I am who I am and I make no apologies for that. Yet, I am coming to a place of understanding what has molded and shaped me into this woman, why I feel what I feel, and believe what I believe. We all have to make decisions in life and stand firm on them no matter the outcome. You may not agree with my opinions or my decisions, but they are mine to make and mine to live. Just as you must make and live yours.
Learning to not give my power away has been the most freeing experience. It has enabled me to be strong, be courageous, and give my best to whatever situation I am in. No longer do I give people the power to control me by giving in to frustration, rage, depression, sorrow, fear, or the need to please everyone. No longer do I give people power over me by allowing them to dictate how I should live my life. I define who I am and live life based on the purpose God designed for me. And everyone's purpose is uniquely beautiful and inspirational.
Being interested in living life, appreciating and enjoying my freedom is inspirational in itself. All these experiences combined have helped me to know who I am, and whose I am.
Be beautiful and inspirational just being you.
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