A Life By Words: The Two Quotes I Live By

When I originally set out to write this post, I thought I would include about five quotes. Five feels like the minimum, safe amount for a blog post (thought I recently broke that in my post Three Tips to Help You Start Writing Poetry Today), but when it came down to it, I realized I only needed two. I mean, like, I could sit here and pour over Google and Pinterest for beautiful quotes that make me feel all existential and profound about myself just for reading them, but that wouldn't be authentic now would it?

These two quotes have stuck with me in my life, and all the quotes I find I like are in one way or another related to them. For me, it's not so much the words as it is the feeling and message they evoke. These two quotes make me think of change, growth, moving forward, learning, and being better. That's the type of person I want to be, the life I want to live. I think these two quotes helped shape my perspective.

“If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.”
-Unknown

This is a quote I found when I was fifteen. I'll spare you the petty af details of how I stumbled upon it, but I latched onto it immediately. I'm hesitant to say have a motto or life philosophy, but this quote is a concept I think about a lot.

I don't want to be a person who lives some type of life that grows stagnant or unchanging. I want to welcome growth in my world and myself. Change can be scary, but it can also bring beauty, wonder, adventure, and possibilities you never thought of

Life is full of wonder, and you don't find it by staying the same.

“Jack of all trades, master of none,
though oftentimes better than master of one.”
-Unknown

If this ain't me though. I try to make it clear on my blog, but if you met me in person, you'd realize how many interests I have and how hard I try to pursue all of them. There's so much living and learning to do; I can't fathom not trying to do it all.

Sometimes I do get a bit overwhelmed with it. I mean, it would be easier if I could pick one passion and go balls to the wall with it, but I feel like it would narrow my perspective on the world. I don't wanna sound like a total douchebag, but I think of myself as being open to new ideas and experiences. I feel like not pursuing my interests would be making the conscious decision to not be myself.

Maybe I'm not the best poet, photographer, dancer, athlete, or general creator, but boy, do I love knowing enough about each though.


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