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Thursday, 2 February 2017

WORDS THAT CHANGED ME





I always have & always will spend a great deal of my time reading and writing. I can spend endless afternoons and evenings saving quotes, passages and researching into text I adore but can't quite grasp an understanding of. The amazement and underlying shock, when you read what you couldn't word yourself, something that may explain complex feelings you've had harassing you for months, something you relate to wholeheartedly that you bubble up with all this emotion you've been holding back; oh the amount of times I've read pieces that have suddenly slapped me in the face, going right to my head & therefore changing my mindset, my outlook and given me the reality I needed to see, and accept. So I thought I'd share a few of many words that have changed me for the better.

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'she stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails' 

Elizabeth Edwards 


It is so easy to be oblivious and perhaps ignorant of what's right in front of us, I think we always make a situation or path a lot more complicated in the moment, than it needs to be. Alongside that, we loose sight of the amount of control we truly possess, the ability to steer in any direction is always within us, there's always a way, don't forget that.

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'there's no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this' 


In a world dominated by presence online; social media, television, instant messaging, it is frightful that we do indeed forget what's out there. I don't just mean travelling to beautiful exotic places, but  simply your local forest, or olde world village, there's beauty there still. The history and love even the smallest of things retain should never not be given a second look. I've learnt that even when we're stuck inside because of heavy rainfall, don't be bored, look out and be mesmerised by the natural world. Always look up from your phone when you can, don't be online to cure boredom, because the world isn't boring, don't miss the old couple walking across the street still in love like they were at 16, don't miss laughter from a group of friends who haven't seen each other in months, don't miss the leaves blowing in the wind, the new buds blooming through the dirt as we approach Spring, don't miss life, the world, the beauty. See it and be it and you'll never be bored.

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'live your life and forget your age'


There is no damn rulebook. I say this all the time but you're never too old, and not always too young to live life the way you dream to. Just because someone your age is doing it differently, or is here, has or does this, does not mean that's how it is or should be. Your age doesn't define or make you, your spirit does.

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'i learned the things you do not say tend to scream the loudest within'

Beau Taplin


It's always baffled me why so many things are left unsaid, important or not. Why people scorn dialogue in movies and snigger at the words of Jane Austen. We always mutter, oh but he would never say that, that never happens in real life, when in fact we are real life and are the ones that hold back. Are we simply embarrassed, afraid? Of ones reaction to something fabricated as 'fictional' and unrealistic, that we'd look like a complete bonehead, that needs to put down Pride and Prejudice and detox on the rom-coms. Yes. We are completely and foolishly afraid of reaction and judgement. But the words we don't say will forever haunt us more than the 10 second judgement already forgotten by someone you haven't seen in years. I'd rather be a fool but free, than be suffocated by locked up thoughts.

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'life is a book, we fill the pages'

Victoria Valentine 


Why did this change me? It scared me that's why. Not in a horrific way because I realised how empty my life is, because it's not. Naturally I'm a lover of books; when filled with climax, joy, horror, tears and laughter, any genre as long as they've got me hooked at the turn of each page, I love being interested. But what of my own story? I have to make it interesting, I fill the pages. If I were to read my own at the end of my life, I'd want to be hooked. So I have to full them up, creatively, wonderfully and passionately. 

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'your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth'

unknown


& finally, now this quote is one of those I will never ever forget. It turned the toughest switch in my mind and changed me for the better. We all care, we do, of how others perceive us, if we fit in or not, we panic at those staring us down in the streets, question why we don't look like that girl or boy online. Hours are wasted over the worry and self doubt based on the opinion of everyone other than ourselves. Why is it so hard to shake off other people perceptions, comments and stares? How do we even proceed to do so? When I realised that their thoughts and opinions wouldn't have an affect on me unless I let them, I became carefree. When I stopped reacting to the details that needn't be analysed, when I thought how is their opinion of me really going to affect my life? Well it won't unless I LET IT. We all dislike someone and someone(s) in life will always dislike us, you'll come across numbers who criticise you and don't warm to you, but remember there's also people who love and accept you despite anything and everything, and against all those who don't that DOES NOT decrease your value. It just doesn't. Why should it? Don't even question why it shouldn't, it just shouldn't.


Have any of these helped you in life? What quotes, writings or even films or real life stories, have inspired you and your outlook in life? Let me know below or tweet me! 



with love, kat








wearing - boohoo satin halter neck top, black high waist jeans from Mango, block heels from ASOS
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6 comments

  1. I haven't known your blog for long but your words are exactly that - they hit me, they express something I could never put into words myself; they make me think, smile and cry and give me hope and confidence x

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! Honestly this means the world to me; opening up more in posts like this is always scary, I never know what people will think or how they'll feel about them, but it honestly warms my heart that you've connected and have gotten hope & confidence from it.

      Much love to you Lisa!
      x

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  2. I love this! The 1st and 4th always really hit home with me! xxx

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it Hol! The 4th is one I'm still struggling with, so many things I wish I had the courage to say! xxx

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  3. I have only just found your blog and Im so glad I did. I adore all of these quotes, especially the first and last. Even at my more, ahem, mature age (43) Im learning all the time and always looking to grow on a personal level, from any experience. Having suffered from self doubt throughout my life, one of my favourite quotes is
    "She was powerful, not because she wasnt scared, but because she went on so strongly, despite her fear" (Atticus)
    I will look forward to reading more from you x

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  4. Thank you so much Kerry! I'm blessed you've come across my blog as I now have yours. Age is nothing but a number love, just like wine we will all get better with age, hehe! I adore that quote, all of Atticus's writings are faultless. I think a lot of people are so afraid to grow, it's refreshing to hear you are looking forward to doing so, as am I!
    I'm excited for you to read more that I've got planned!
    x

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