It seems like every day when I jump on WordPress, this blog (It’s Ok Not To Be Ok) always has an amazing inspiring quote just sitting in my reader feed waiting to be shared.
Today’s quote hits pretty close to home. I have a problem with my “few bad chapters” holding me back in life. My mind (voices) dwell on the mistakes and regrets that I have in my life. I’ve become a completely different person since I’ve “grown up” and I’m not too fond of the person I was before I “grew up”. I was hateful towards everyone, including myself. I had no self-respect and honestly hated myself, this has changed miraculously. I don’t know why I was so brainwashed into believing I was this awful person that didn’t deserve respect, allowed people to walk all over me and honestly didn’t care. My brain was seriously not thinking right and I’d love to go back in time and knock some sense into myself. I went my whole high school years hating myself and wishing I was somebody else, bullied every day and treated like shit, but I allowed it. Today, I’m a different person, I do not allow people to walk over me. I stand up and speak my thoughts without thinking twice. If I’m disrespected I actually get “in my feelings” and stand up proudly about myself. I’ve never felt “alright” with who I am.
So voices shut the fuck up. I know I did a lot of stupid ass shit in the past, we all make mistakes, I’ve made just a few more than usual people. I understand I wasn’t the best person in the world, but I wasn’t out killing people. I’m feeling guilty for nothing, it is done and over with, I wouldn’t be the person I am today if half the shit didn’t happen to me, ya know?
So, just because I’ve had my bad chapters, that doesn’t mean that my story is over yet. Could you imagine if J.K Rowling just stopped in the middle of some of her books when it got crazy, and just moved on to the next? No, every story has a beginning, a middle and an end, just like our story.
So feel free to leave your own thoughts on what this quote means to you when you read it, I’ll be sure to comment back to your thoughts!
Once you’re done that, go head over to this blog and check out some other amazing quotes that they have shared throughout the week.