Friday, October 25, 2013

AZ pics

Here are some pics from across AZ that I never got around to posting while I was on the road. I love to see all the cacti! Lots of pretty scenery here.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"To be yourself is all that you can do"

Some people spend so much time worrying what other people think of them. I think it's something that we all deal with at one point or another in our lives, especially as a teen while you are trying to find where you belong in the world. Sometimes you focus so much on what others think that you forget to just be yourself and let people who criticize you to fall by the wayside. Not being yourself and always trying to please others and not yourself is a stressful and depressing thing to do. You deserve to be true to yourself and do what makes you happy. That's not always an easy thing, and sometimes it can be a bit of a process.

When you get bogged down worrying about what others think, remind yourself that people who are constantly criticizing and putting you down, don't deserve the time of day in your life. A lot of those people have their own issues and put you down to feel better about their own lives. So just walk away.

Surround yourself with people who support you. Even if they don't always agree with you or what you are doing, they will let you have your opinion without cutting you down with their remarks. People come from all walks of life. Even if we don't agree that doesn't mean you are wrong or I am wrong.

To quit caring what others think and just live your life can be a very freeing thing. The life you are living now is short and you must make the most of it. Don't waste time being unhappy. We all have bad days, but move past those and remember that the morning always comes and you get to start afresh each day.

Chris Cornell of Audioslave says it perfectly: "To be yourself is all that you can do."