Another Inspiring Quote by “It’s OK Not To be OK”

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.


 

via Saturday Motivation — It’s Ok Not To Be Ok

reblogged; inspirational.

Some very inspirational quotes and sayings. Someone may need this today, thank you for writing this!


 

“Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. The difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong.” “The obstacles of your path can become the gateways to new beginnings.” “Life is a succsession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.” […]

via inspiration through words week 5 — Dreamers and Dancers

Throwback Thursday. 

So far we’ve thrown it back to the 90s and the 80s, but what about the 60s? The 60s is a time I would have loved to grow up in, besides the whole same-sex marriage illegal bullshit. I know I’m completely skipping the 70’s but hey, I’m excited to do the 60’s, don’t judge.

Let’s take a look at some stuff from the 60s!


My Top Favorite Artist From The 60’s.

(yes, I still listen to music from the 60’s)

Number One: Definitely Janis Joplin (yes, I named my cat after her)

janis-joplin-deadJanis Joplin makes number one for so many reasons, not just her music and lyrics. Most people look at Janis and see a drug addict, I see an inspiring musician and her personality, her personality was so strong for this era, she was labeled a wild child.

She made stomping ground for many white female artists due to her gusty and strong vocalist.

Janis wasn’t always the most loved person during her short period of time on Earth. She suffered from bullying shortly after turning 14, being called a “pig” due to the weight gain and acne caused by puberty. She began wearing men’s shirts and short skirts to school, changing the fashion for women in the 60’s. She wasn’t an unsuccessful person at all, she graduated high school and shortly enrolled in College. In 1962 she left her known life and fled to the University of Texas in Austin, where she studied Art. In 1963 she dropped school and pursued her dream of being the artist she knew she could be, the artist that we all know and love. Like most artists, she seemed to struggle with making a career out of her voice, and she even spent some time in NYC where she thought she would find better luck at her career. This is when her alcohol and drug abuse seemed to be detrimental to her musical career. In 1965 she fled back home with the hope of getting herself back together again, she soon realized the conventional life was not for her.

She returned to performing and in 1966 (the time her life changed for good) she was invited and recruited to audition for “Big Brother and the Holding Company“. Big Brother and the Holding Company was a new psychedelic band out of San Francisco, CA that many people explained to be the new “Grateful Dead“.

“After hearing Joplin at Monterey, Columbia Records President Clive Davis wanted to sign the band. Albert Grossman, who already managed Bob Dylan, the Band, and Peter, Paul & Mary, later signed on as the band’s manager, and was able to get them out of another record deal they’d signed earlier with Mainstream Records.”

The band and Janis grew apart quickly after Janis rose in fame, their album was a huge hit but mainly because of “Piece of My Heart” and “Summertime”. Janis’ voice was so strong and she was so devoted to these songs when she performed, how couldn’t people follow her?!

Piece of My Heart Live — Highly recommend watching this, listening to this!

In 1969 Janis became solo and released her own album “I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!” Kozmic Blues–check this out. janis_joplin_-_i_got_dem_ol_kozmic_blues_again_mama

After the release of her own album, she received many fans and also much criticism. Trying to a vocal woman in a man’s culture?

“That was a pretty heavy time for me,  it was really important, you know, whether people were going to accept me or not.” –

she later said in an interview with Howard Smith of The Village Voice.

The interview with Howard Smith on September 30th, 1970 was the last interview that Janis Joplin would ever do. She passed away only four short days later on October 4th, 1970 at a hotel in Hollywood, from an accidental drug overdose. She passed away at 27 years old, due to her addiction to heroin. janisjoplin

Known as the “first lady of rock ‘n’ roll,” Joplin has been the subject of several books and documentaries, including Love, Janis (1992), written by sister Laura Joplin.

If you’re a Netflix fan and also a Janis Joplin fan I suggest checking out “Janis Little Girl Blue”.

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Rest Easy Janis Joplin, I can’t imagine how much fame you would have today if you would have stayed away from your demons.

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Check out more on Janis Joplin Here: Biography && Janis Joplin


Secondly, Bob Dylan. 

2016-05-25-1464211797-4748536-bobdylanearly1960sI’m a huge fan of Bob Dylan’s music, I seriously think in my past life I was in the 60’s, or at least I’d like to think so.

My favorite songs by Bob Dylan: 

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The Times They Are A Changin“- written and performed by Bob Dylan in 1964. The reason I enjoy music from this era, you just need to listen to the lyrics and you’ll understand. Listen Here.

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Forever Young” Tribute Here.

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It Ain’t Me Babe” – 1964 Listen Here.

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Blowin in The Wind” – 1963. Listen Here.

1-bob-dylan-quotesRead More on Bob Dylan Here: Bob Dylan

Other Favorites That I Can’t Forget About: 

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50d2ca7e6c1c2795ba390adf9628d60bStevie Nicks

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Fashion From The 60’s?

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If I could travel back in time to the 60’s, I must see: 

Number One Stop: would have to be WoodStock.

I would have been in the middle of every crowd during WoodStock. I’m a hippie at heart and this would feel like home.  

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Number Two Stop: Every Protest I Could Have Attended! 

The 1960’s was also known for the protest that happened in this era. Fighting for woman’s rights, fighting for human equality and to end segregation between blacks and whites, fighting for the war to end!

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I personally feel the 60’s was doing something right. The people fought to be equal, the people seemed to come together, no matter what color, gender, or sexual orientation. They sang from their hearts and about what they wanted to, not what would make them millions. They spoke the truth and stood up for each other, unlike we do today. I seriously think we could learn a lot from the 60’s era, maybe get an idea of what we’re doing correctly and what we’re doing incorrectly. Blows my mind that we are STILL fighting for human equality, and woman/men equality, what the actual fuck?!


 

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Peace and Happiness need to be found again.


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Monday Inspiration! With some humor added:) 

Hey, everyone! I’ve had a lonnnngggg weekend, I’m actually happy this week is starting:) Nikki and I was busy all weekend “de-fleaing” our freaking house, and I can finally say we’re flea free. We tried everything, and I mean everything to get rid of them. Finally, we had enough, 3 flea bombs, $50 dog drops, $45 cat drops, $40 flea bath ointment, and $35 flea spray later, we’re  free of them! We’re broke as a joke, but we’re flea free.

I think we could all use a little Monday Inspiration. Sorry, this post is a little later than usual, it’s currently 1:53pm, and I just woke up, had a cup of coffee and a cig, now on to blogging. I was up until 6:30am, no idea why I just couldn’t sleep! I hate those night, wake up all confused like “what day is it?!” “Where the hell is Nikki?!” But then I remembered holy shit it’s 1pm, she’s at work and almost off by now!!


So here’s some inspiration!


























Now some Monday Humor Shall We?























Cough Cough, Hilary Clinton. 













Hope some of these gave you a little inspiration and a little giggle for your Monday:)

How’s your Monday going? Let me know in the comments below!


3 Day 3 Quote Challenge! 

Thank You to Stephanie over at  Making Time For Me for nominating me for this awesome 3 day 3 quote challenge! 

Day One! 

One of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland. This movie / book, has so many quotes that I love that it’s insane. I would love to write something as amazing as Alice in Wonderland. I truly believe some of the best people in this world were considered “not sane”, who wants to be considered “normal” anyway? I sure as hell don’t. 

This quote is something I highly agree with. My dog is one thing on this planet that knows me better than anyone, and she has no idea what I’m even saying! I spill my heart out to Hazel when I need to vent to someone, it feels good being able to say whatever, have nothing said back, just a tail wag and a lick. It doesn’t matter what you tell your dog, their still going to be sitting there waiting for you everyday with a smile on their face and a tail wagging:) 

I seriously couldn’t agree more with this quote anymore! I hate how we see things so differently then how they really are. We see people, bodies, stereotypes, etc. We don’t see a soul, a shell that we are using for our soul to be protected. We don’t see the beauty in today’s world, we see what we think we’re supposed to see. 

I nominate for today: 


Hope everyday has a good day! ✌🏽️🤘🏼🖖🏽


    Reblogged: “It Is Good to Have an End to Journey Toward; But It Is the Journey That Matter in the End – Ursula K. Le Guin”

    Originally posted by The Seeds 4 Life. Worth a read!! 


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    http://www.theseeds4life.com/good-end-journey-toward-journey-matter-end-ursula-k-le-guin

    Reblogged: “Think Highly of Yourself Because the World Takes You at Your Own Estimate”– Unknown

    Originally posted on The Seeds 4 Life, an amazing blog to follow! If you’re suffering from a mental health issue, this is the perfect pick me up blog! And this specific post is an absolute must read, check it out! 

    “How highly do you think of yourself?  How would you rate your current self-esteem level on a scale of 1-10? How much is that number influenced by the weight you give to other people’s opinion of you?  Often, we undervalue just how much of an impact our own personal opinion of ourselves influences how other…

    http://www.theseeds4life.com/think-highly-world-takes-estimate-unknown