I have been thinking a lot about this legacy stuff lately. It really has been hitting home with me about what kind of legacy I would like to create. Recently I have decided that I must be leaving the crazy lady legacy.
I have some new neighbors that I met this past weekend. It made me laugh that one of them immediately labeled me as a city girl with a little bit of country it in me. So, it got me thinking….if I had to label myself, how exactly would I label myself?
Let me start by stating that I hate labels. In fact, I pride myself on breaking labels and normally look for ways to break the expectations that labels conjure up. But, if there was one label I had to adopt…it would definitely be the “crazy” label. It gives you a lot of room to be you.
I am so proud to be who I have become. Not to sound egotistical. But it’s true…To be hard working. To be a friend. To own my quirks. To be ok in my not-so-perfect skin. It’s such an amazing feeling to be at peace with who you really are.
So, own it. Be you. Start today.
Be strong. Be soft. Binge watch TV. Take a nap in a hammock. Listen. Feel unconditional love. Eat Swenson’s. Feel the sun. Bake cookies. Learn new things. Listen to music. Snuggle in blankets. Hug a 4-legged furry friend. Enjoy a beverage. Be smart. Go shopping. Get dirty. Pamper yourself. Work hard. Help someone. Drive fast. Love the smallest moments. Stay away from drama. Be a friend. Forgive. Stay the course (thanks Samantha for reminding me of this one) Own it. Own being you.
Most importantly, I follow this goal daily.
To go to bed at night knowing that I did the best I could with what I have. I tried. I tried really hard. I might not be perfect. I might make a ton of mistakes. But somewhere in the course of the day, I did one or two things that were good. Great even. All in the effort to know that when my head hits that pillow, I can get my sleep knowing that tomorrow is another chance to do even better.
And just remember….You might not be everyone’s cup of tea…and that’s 100% ok.
Peace out peeps!