Lovely Monday - January 26

Lovely Monday - January 26

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.”

— Simone de Beauvoir, Tête-à-Tête

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No one in this life knows you better than the way you know yourself. This is something I have known and learned over the years (sometimes the hard way).

I was in choir for our local church during my teenage years. Our choir instructor was one of the best things about being in the group. She shared with us insight on life and love and faith. Aside from teaching us do re mi fa so la ti do and how to sing in sync, she taught us to trust our instinct. I never knew how important this would be to me as I aged. 

Your instinct, your gut, the feeling you get in the pit of your stomach - trust it. Though sometimes it may be confusing, essentially you'll end up doing the right thing. I actually like to think that it has been my gut that has saved me from awkward, horrible, and/or boring situations in my life. It has also been my instinct that has pushed me to do things and meet some of the greatest people I know now. 

I am a big advocate of trusting this feeling because no one knows you betterthan you know you. You are "too intelligent" to know whether you should go out the night before your exam or be around someone who has continually hurt you. You are "too demanding" to settle because you deserve the best (physically, mentally, and emotionally). You are "too resourceful" to know that you are capable of finishing whatever it is you started. Although there are plenty of souls in this world who love you to bits and care about your well being, at the end of the day you only have yourself and I think its important to love and care for you regardless of how many people love you in return. Learn to trust yourself. It is a beautiful thing when you do. 

No one in this life knows you better than the way you know yourself. This is something I have known and learned over the years (sometimes the hard way).

I was in choir for our local church during my teenage years. Our choir instructor was one of the best things about being in the group. She shared with us insight on life and love and faith. Aside from teaching us do re mi fa so la ti do and how to sing in sync, she taught us to trust our instinct. I never knew how important this would be to me as I aged. 

Your instinct, your gut, the feeling you get in the pit of your stomach - trust it. Though sometimes it may be confusing, essentially you'll end up doing the right thing. I actually like to think that it has been my gut that has saved me from awkward, horrible, and/or boring situations in my life. It has also been my instinct that has pushed me to do things and meet some of the greatest people I know now. 

I am a big advocate of trusting this feeling because no one knows you betterthan you know you. You are "too intelligent" to know whether you should go out the night before your exam or be around someone who has continually hurt you. You are "too demanding" to settle because you deserve the best (physically, mentally, and emotionally). You are "too resourceful" to know that you are capable of finishing whatever it is you started. Although there are plenty of souls in this world who love you to bits and care about your well being, at the end of the day you only have yourself and I think its important to love and care for you regardless of how many people love you in return. Learn to trust yourself. It is a beautiful thing when you do. 

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