My 12 year old daughter had to find a quote that “represented” who she was for school the other week. That’s a pretty big challenge for a 12 year old if you ask me. I mean, I just started to figure out the things that defined me and I am many (MANY) years from 12.
To define oneself in a quote also seems a little … contradictory. I mean, unless you CREATE the quote yourself.
Anyway, off topic.
What is on topic is that we decided on the strong old standard quote “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken” (which should be EVERYONE’s quote really) and moved on with our day.
Kind of. I was reminded to just be me. Despite how “me” that really is.
And this one little moment of helping my daughter choose a quote had a waterfall affect of actions.
Hubby and I had planned a trip to Vegas for a conference he was attending. We figured this was a good chance to visit somewhere we hadn’t been and catch up on a little quality time with each other.
Except that we didn’t really want to go to Vegas when it actually came time to plan it. Nothing about the city, and the activities there appealed to us.
Crazy as that may seem to you.
So. We cancelled.
And instead we took off to the west coast of Vancouver Island, to Tofino. A wild coastal town. We hiked. And storm watched. We took deep breaths. And exhaled. And we were so thrilled we were where we were instead of in a busy city.
So yes. Be yourself.
Follow your instincts.
Trust your feelings. Push your comfort zone, but also give yourself a bit of a break when it comes to what your body needs.
Be yourself, cause everyone else is taken.
And if “yourself” likes trees, not cities.. find trees.