Thursday Thoughts

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

–Leo Tolstoy

One of the books I’m reading right now is titled Make the Most of You, by Patrick Lindsay. Each page has a brief paragraph related to a specific topic with a quote below it, here’s the paragraph related to the quote above:

Seek Change from Within

It’s laudable to try to change the world. But sometimes we chose the wrong starting point. Start by looking within. See if the problem is rooted within you. If so, that’s where the change should begin. Then your commitment will be unshakable.

Thursday Thoughts

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.

Katharine Hepburn

Goodbye 2013!

What a year 2013 has been! The fastest year of my life thus far, I hope things start to slow down (but I guess that means I’m having fun, right?). There were so many amazing things that happened this year I am so thankful for, and I’ve learned. My favorite part above all, are the amazing people that have entered my life, and enriched it in ways I didn’t realize were possible. New friendships were formed, old ones blossomed, and hurtful ones were left behind. At the end of the day, people, love, friendship and support are what matters, if you have those, then you are rich beyond your wildest dreams. I hope you realize it.

I can’t wait for what 2014 brings. There are so many things I want to do (take hip-hop classes, learn to knit, start my first book, travel), changes I want to make (on my continued path to really living, being in nature more), a lot I want to learn about (food/health and maybe going back to school, again?), and while I have never done New Year’s Resolutions per say, I found this article and exercise (which I WILL be doing in the coming weeks) to start me off on this 2014 path.

Credit to my sister for sending me this awesomeness, and to Rebelle Society, Creatively Maladjusted via Andrea Balt: 30 Questions to ask Yourself Before you Die.

Watched the sunrise over the mountains early this morning, best way to start the last day of this year:photo (8)

Thursday Thoughts

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

–Nelson Mandela