I ran across this quote the other day, and since then I haven't been able to get it out of my head. I couldn't help feeling, do I fit these words? Am I just like everyone else? Is my blog like everyone else? It's so easy to get into a routine, to be on autopilot and make the decisions that you think you should make. To buy the clothes that everybody wears. To watch the same shows, listen to the same music, to think the same as your friends and those you look up to. To write on here the words I think you all want to hear.
In return we lose ourselves. We can't even remember the way we really feel about things; we can't decipher what is our own thought and that of others. This week I'm really reflecting on myself, getting back to the root of who I am. To wear whatever the heck I want to wear, most likely my favorite Peter Pan t-shirt my mom bought me for my 25th birthday. To eat a giant bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream after dinner and for once not think about how much I'm going to hate myself after it. To record an absurd amount of videos of me lip syncing to Avril Lavigne (from her 'Let Go' album) because that's what I do in my spare time apparently. To finally delete those people on my Facebook that made fun of me in high school but 'added' me as soon we graduated. To say it's okay if I have my emotional roller coaster days and not feel pressured to fake a smile. To not just write a post about nothing just so I can say I blogged. To be proud to look back at this little corner of the Internet that I have now spent years working on.
These are just little snippets of who I am, and I can't wait to spend the rest of this week reclaiming me.
(photo via). - xx TJ