I have been thinking recently (a dangerous thing), about how we put our friends and family into boxes so that we can be comfortable with who they are.
About how we put ourselves into boxes because that is what others expect of us.

You know what? I don't want to be in a box of my own, or anyone else's creating. Do you?

Our friends and family are usually full of the best intentions, but sometimes you have to be brave and do what feels right for you, even if all around you are telling you how bad it is.

If you have no support for what you want to do, get out and find some. There are resources everywhere, for everything. You only need to look on the internet and you can quickly and easily connect with like-minded souls. People who have been where you are, and are more than willing to offer advice and support as and when you need it.

If we don't take risks and tear down our boxes, we are living a life half full. A little danger and fear can be good for you - it gets the adrenaline pumping and gets you motivated.

You need to figure out what it is that makes you feel alive and take steps to live it. You want to feel that every single day of your life - the glow of being true to yourself and doing what you want to do.

One small step at a time equals big changes over the course of a year - or you can do what I do and leap without looking and make it up as you go along! Life without a safety net :)

Trust in yourself - you know what's best for you.
And when you trust yourself, you know there will always be someone willing to believe in you.

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JJ Jalopy said...

Hey Sue!

I never realized you had a blog. It looks beautiful. I love it.

Life without a safety net can be a very scary thing for most of us. I guess we give ourselves that safety net by trusting in ourselves and telling ourselves that whatever happens will be okay, even if it doesn't turn out the way we hoped.

Thanks for introducing me to your blog. I'll be back! :-)

JJ

Pam said...

Hi Suzie - Couldn't agree more with your sentiments. I think we need to remind ourselves constantly to trust in what feels right for us. There is a difference in being selfish versus looking after self, so that we can enrich others lives as well as our own. What a delightful site you have here!

Puss-in-Boots said...

How does the song go...? Oh, yes...Don't fence me in. I can relate to that somehow.