Life Lesson and Quotes of the Week

Do you ever feel like you have to be perfect? Are you ever afraid that if you aren’t perfect that people won’t like you? But, maybe your version of “perfect” is different from someone else’s version of “perfect”. Are you afraid of someone truly getting to know you? Are you afraid of letting people in? Letting people get close to you?

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I swear as I’m getting to know someone new, a boss, a friend, a potential boyfriend, etc. I always start to get discouraged when things aren’t “perfect”. I get scared. Are they going to run? What if something bothers me about them? Should I say something? If I say something will it ruin the relationship we are building? Relationships of all kinds aren’t perfect, and one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is to try to let go of “perfection”. No one is perfect. We all have insecurities. We all have moments of weakness. Moments of jealousy, sadness, anxiety, anger, frustration. But, we all also have moments of love, affection, admiration, inspiration, and happiness. We are all one big mess of emotions. We can’t “keep it together” all the time. We have to have people in our lives, bosses, friends, significant others, who we feel like we can let down our guard and be ourselves with. We all have qualities that will annoy someone out there, and people have qualities that will annoy us.

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I think we all have to own our insecurities and annoyances and if someone can’t put up with them, just know that there are people who will. 🙂 What are the annoying habits that you can tolerate? What are the annoying habits that are deal breakers? Can you handle someone who has jealous tendencies? Who’s extremely competitive? Who gets easily angered/frustrated? Can you handle someone who is a poor communicator? Can you handle someone who is needy? Can you handle someone who is super independent?

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I’ve gone off on a tangent here, because what I really wanted to focus on this week is accepting our insecurities and moving on after insecure moments, and being OK with not having every moment of your life be “perfect”. For some reason, I care so much about making every single f’ing moment HAPPY AND FUN. I really struggle when things aren’t happy and fun and “perfect”. I can handle conflict totally fine, but then I want things to be fun and happy again, but then sometimes I get all caught up on how the conflict happened, and I blame myself, and think of what I could have done differently, and then I start getting really self-critical. It doesn’t matter if it’s at work, with friends, or a significant other. I easily carry blame. Which is silly. We all need to accept our “sucky” moments and move on. They happen. Just like bad workouts happen. Not every single workout can be amazing. Although, I always wish they were. haha.

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I think what’s most important is to be as self-loving as possible, and when you are having those sucky moments, remember what is so awesome about yourself, and start to remove that cloud that is hanging over you. As long as there are waaaaaay more awesome, beautiful, “perfect” moments than sucky ones in your life, then we are all good. Life is a roller coaster, there is no finish line. We are all constantly a work in progress and no one really knows what the “f” they are doing. We are all just trying to take it one day at a time and be happy. 🙂

So…LET GO….MOVE ON…and BE HAPPY!

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Hope everyone is having a good week!

xoxo!

Katie

Quotes of the Week

I’m going to bring back sharing my favorite quotes of the week. The quotes that are motivating me, inspiring me, or are resonating with my soul. Quotes are one of my favorite simple things in life. They bring me so … Continue reading

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Being Vulnerable

Have you ever said something you wish you had said differently? Or thought, gosh that was annoying, why did I just say that? Before I speak, I always try to think, what would I want to hear? How does this … Continue reading

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Countdown to 30 – Life Lesson #16 – Say Yes To Once In a Lifetime Opportunities

Have you ever had any regrets? I always thought I’d go through life, and say I have no regrets. But the truth is, I think that’s nearly impossible. I want to share with you one of my biggest regrets. I … Continue reading

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Show How You Neon Calendar

Show How You Neon is a campaign I’m super excited about! If you haven’t read about it, you can read about it here. I thought it would be fun to add a calendar so that it inspires us all to post something each day and share the Neon Love!

Mondays - A Quote That Inspires

Share on Instagram and Twitter! Every month I will be giving away cool prizes for you all to win by sharing How You Neon! Use #ShowHowYouNeon and/or #ProjectNeon in your posts for a chance to win. Let’s paint the world in neon and build a community of people inspiring each other to live the best life they can live!

Thursday Motivation

My motivation this week is my DREAMS! Although, honestly that’s like every week. But, seriously. I am a dreamer. And I have BIG dreams. And sometimes they are scary to say out loud, because I’m scared people will “judge” me because I’m dreaming so big. I feel like they might look at me, and think, does she really think she can do that? I swear, if we all stopped being cynical, and we all tried supporting each other a little more, we would all reach our dreams even faster, and then we can make new dreams, and this whole world would be a better place.

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Funny thing about dreams, I have very vivid ones, regularly. The other night, I dreamed that I was out riding my bike, and slowly all the pieces started crumbling below me, as I kept on riding, and I never stopped riding. I’m not kidding, this was my dream. Part of me thought, sh*t, my life is kind of crumbling, just like that bike, but not really. It’s changing. Or it could be taken literally, that my actual bike is crumbling, and I need a new one. Which is seriously true. What I would give for a new bike. But, metaphorically, never stop riding, this ride that we are on. And even when it feels like you aren’t going to achieve that dream that you have, don’t give up, keep reaching, the fact that you aren’t there yet, means it’s a good dream, and it’s going to be worth it once you get there.

Here are a few more of my favorite “dream big” quotes:

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