Saturday, January 29, 2011

We Were Born Lovers.

Sometimes I feel weighed down from expectations. I feel like I have to fit this mold that the world has placed around me, but I just can't seem to keep from oozing out of it. The world is trying to contain me with all its strength, yet I keep fighting it. I feel as if I am being squeezed down, confined, drained. But, I push up, and up, and up. Never backing down. Slipping through the cracks, the flaws, of the mold. Until finally it bursts, and I am released. I am free.

What I'm saying here is open your eyes. Look at the possibilities. We could be so much more than this. And the pain? You could erase it. The worry? Tell it goodbye. Be a free heart, a free spirit. Open up to the world. Take off your mask. Live your life. Dance in the middle of a store when your favorite song comes on. Tell that certain someone you can't live without them. Run in the rain, only stopping to jump in puddles of mud. Whatever it is, just do it. Don't hesitate. Never look back.

Whenever you are older. When you are on your death bed, and you reflect on your life, what are you going to say? I know that I will have lived the life I always dreamed of if I can say, "I fought, & I won."

This world is beautiful. Embrace it. Love it. Live it.


Vanilla said...

Really inspiring post :) and amazing pictures

Love, Vanilla

Maddie M. said...

This is the most beautiful thing you have ever written. I love every word of it. Beautiful.

Heart Charlie said...

Great words of inspiration, I love the images you've put with them as well!

Tonya said...

Wow, that just made my day. I need to read that daily to remind myself to live my life for me without holding back.
Great words of wisdom.

Just a lazy morning said...

Lovely pics!!

Sabby V said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Very inspirational as always:)


Becky-May said...

I couldn't agree more! I try and live like this!

The Flower Girl


Ella. said...

Hey Courtney! I've just discovered your blog and I just wanted to say - it. is. PERFECT. A mix of pretty, intellectual and inspirational. Right up my alley! ;) That "Happiness Project" book sounds amazing, will definitely be checking that out... and this post is really lovely and inspiring. Just what I needed to hear.

Ella xx