Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday Quotable

I talk a lot about life's lessons existing in every joy or struggle and I couldn't agree with today's quote more. Sometimes the lesson isn't apparent but you will continue to go through the same experiences until you find the lesson. For instance, I certainly dated the same kind of guy over and over--no matter how miserable and undervalued they made me feel. When one relationship ended, I wasn't looking for the lesson. I was busy looking for the next relationship. While in the relationship, I spent my time trying to be the casual "I'm not looking for a commitment either" (total lie) type of girl. Meanwhile, I was trying to find my value through them. If it didn't work out, I turned the blame inward no matter how crappy they were.

It wasn't until I spent some time (a year) being single and living life on my terms that I found the lesson: I matter and am valuable all on my own. That gave me confidence that translated its way into many areas of my life and while I still have moments of doubt, I go back to that place. That particular lesson was a huge one but there have been many others along the way. Sometimes, they are small but they all matter. The lessons you collect along the way pave the path to a fuller, significant, rich life journey.

Happy Monday. 

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