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Jan 16, 2014

Creating Yourself

Yesterday, I shared with you my new planner for 2013. During my review and excitement, I mentioned the planner having various quotes and positive messages littered throughout.

Inside the front cover is a quote that I think is exactly what I needed.

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - Unknown
Such a beautiful, bright quote on a cold, cloudy mid-wintery day.

It is a quote that will stick with me for the rest of my life. In fact, I am going to have a canvas print made for my office. This is what I created:


I like this quote because honestly and truthfully, I have been trying to find myself for a very long time. I'm constantly on the fence with which direction I want to head. Where I want to go with my career, our comunnity, friends, family, house and our farm.

The sad part is, I'm so lost sometimes that I sometimes sit back and feel sorry for myself instead of doing something about it. I have been so busy trying to find myself that I haven't taken the time to create myself.

We are all given the same tools and the same opportunities. Some of us have easier access than others. In reality though, you can have all the opportunities in the world but it's how you respond to them. It's a matter of what you are going to do for yourself.

Creating yourself applies to so many aspects of life. We really are defined by our actions. Not who we want to be. You can "look" for yourself all you want and you can pretend to be whoever you want. But can you create that?

Webster's dictionary defines create as

to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not madeby ordinary processes.
Or....
to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.
Our lives are a work of art. We are our own inventions.

Don't be a figment of your imagination. Be a creation.

6 comments:

  1. That's a great quote. Enjoy the moment you're in and don't stress so much about the future. Just be the best you right now. :) Love ya Kel!

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  2. Splendid! I am stealing that motto and making it my own haha. I think most people, at some point in time, find themselves to be quite lost. Interesting to think that maybe we aren't lost, and perhaps instead we've just just lost sight of what we're creating of ourselves. I love the canvas print too! I need it.

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    1. Go for it, Colby!! It's definitely a positive message to share. :) Thank you for your tweet and sharing this on Twitter! I really do appreciate that. I'm not much of a Twitter user yet, but I will get there!

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    2. You're most welcome. I enjoy sharing things I find interesting or inspiring. Also my way of showing appreciation for the one(s) responsible

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  3. Kelly,
    I concur ... goosebumps. I have the same thoughts sometimes. I tend to think too much and analyze what I think I should be doing. It's more fun to be creative, it makes me feel better about myself and gives me a better outlook on life.

    I have the same "was it enough" feelings too. You are right, if we are safe, have clean clothes, good meals and things are good with the Hubby life is good! After supper last night I did a load of unmentionables, just to be safe.

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  4. I love this post! I was just chatting with a friend today about her college-aged daughters and this came up. It is something that I struggle with at almost thirty years of age. Who am I? Who do I want to be? It is exhausting sometimes. It is so much easier to create yourself than spending time and energy trying to find yourself! I am going to share this with my friend. Great post, Kelly.

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