By Michelle B. and Camilla S.

Friday, December 21, 2012

“Forgetting is a form of freedom.” – Anonymous

The past still has a hold on all of us today. There is that one thing that we cannot let go of, that keeps pulling us back. Whether it is a past relationship, or incident, it is constantly there on the back of our minds. This past prevents us from living our life in the present right now. We are stuck thinking about what we could have done differently, or if there was anything that we could have said to change the way it turned out. But the moment when we leave that relationship or incident in the past, this is the moment when we become free. We break the hold that the past has on us, and we can focus on the present. No more countless hours spent wondering how things could have been different, no more wondering ‘what if?’

~Morgan P. (Guest Blogger)

“Fear is temporary; regret is forever.” - Anonymous

There are moments in life where you have the opportunity to take a risk and create a life-long memory. In these rare moments, fear is the only thing that could possibly hold you back. Would you rather not take advantage of a rare opportunity, or would you rather live each day wondering what would have happened if you were to do it?

~Morgan P. (Guest Blogger)

“Independence is happiness.” -Susan B. Anthony

I enjoy this quote because it shows how much dependency results to unhappiness. Think about it. We rely on people. Whether it is our parents, friends, or a significant other, we take in their emotions and feelings as well as our own. Face it, we all rely on people. When a family member dies, a breakup occurs, or a friend moves away: we all grieve in sadness. This melancholy behavior overcomes us due to the fact we need people. I’m not dismissing the fact that we need people however; it’s the way humans function with a social lifestyle. However, if people interacted with others with  independency, this would be a whole new ball game.  Society never lives in moderation: it is always too much, nor enough. I believe being independent and working on self aspirations, one could come to the true meaning of happiness, whatever your definition may be.

~Katie M. (Guest Blogger)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

"The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much." -William Hazlitt

We go through life tolerating a lot of pain and we go through many struggles.  We enjoy very little, and are very hard on ourselves, causing struggle.  Life is about enjoying it while you can because you never know when it will end, but we are too busy enduring pain, that we forget to live a little.  We forget that life is not all about living seriously and that it is okay to let loose enjoy yourself every once in awhile because everyone deserves it.  Laughing and smiling is easy to do for most people, but it is harder to endure, and knowing how to do that is art itself.

~Michelle B.

Monday, December 17, 2012

“There are two kinds of secrets: those we keep from others and hide from ourselves.” -Frank Warren

This quote to me is about living in fear.  We keep secrets from others thinking that it is better that they don’t know because we fear what would happen if we told them our secret.  Then you may later regret not telling them and it may be too late.  Everything can't always be perfect, and the sooner you learn that, the sooner you will understand that there is nothing to fear and that it will all be okay.  Be truthful to yourself, because pretending that nothing is wrong won't make it disappear.  Face your fears.

~Michelle B.

Friday, December 14, 2012

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

Believing in those three words are crucial to moving on.  There are always going to be ups and downs as you journey though life, but learning how to move past them is important.  Life will go on no matter what hiccups come your way, just remember that tomorrow is a new day to learn and make mistakes.

~Michelle B.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us." -Alexander Graham Bell

This quote is important because it basically says that there are many opportunities to come, so don't fret over the little stuff or you will miss out on opportunities to come.  Try not to live in the past.  Think about what can come from the progress you have made and the work you have done.  Living in regret can cause you to look past the doors that have opened for you.  Be patient, there is more to come your way!  Opportunities will come and go, but the lessons you learn from them are important.

~Michelle B.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt

This quote to me has everything to do with this blog in every way possible.  There is also a reason as to why it is my very first post.  I have been thinking about doing this blog for a very long time, but never thought I could.  Until this very point, I was half way there, but as I am typing out my very first post, getting ready to soon publish it, I am completely there.  Believing you can is the very first step to actually doing something.  Have confidence in yourself.  I believe that I can do this blog, looks like I am halfway there.

~Michelle B.