I have been surrounding myself with motivational quotes and people lately.
When I first started putting this post together, I simply wanted to make you smile. I am still trying to do that, but as I kept compiling, I realized I should also share why I have been looking for a little extra motivation.
If you have not personally gone through the experience of moving to a completely new city, I can tell you that it is not an easy thing to do. In fact, it is pretty darn scary. With the end of an NBA season quickly approaching for Scott and I, it has made me take a step back and reflect on what has happened in our lives in the last five months.
Lots and lots of changes!
As exciting it is to start over, the thought of being the “new girl” has been just as intimidating. In five months time, we have settled in, but know that neither Scott or I call Michigan home yet. In a sense, we still both feel very new, and at times… a little different.
I came from a world I was completely comfortable in. I had family and friends I have known for decades around me every single day. I had a church community full of uplifting people rooting us on, and my main job of dancing for the Orlando Magic consumed my time, life, and passions.
Over the past month or so, it has just started to hit me how much my life has changed – and to be honest – it has been a little bit of a hard pill to swallow.
I mean, who really likes change anyways? I, for one, am terrified of it.
But you know what they say… life comes and you fast. You never know where you are going to end up, who you are going to be with, or what you will be doing. All you can do is take advantage of the opportunities given to you and embrace the present.
So that is exactly what I have done. I have accepted that change is good, and I am learning something new from it from every single day.
Housewife Glamour Mantra
I can say that accepting change has pushed me into a tougher, stronger, more driven person. Sticking my neck out of my comfort levels and fighting past my insecurities has helped me live in the moment and enjoy life.
My drive to succeed is bigger than ever, and it just makes me want to share it with you! So I am.
Below are just a handful of quotes and pictures that have stuck out to me recently. Some are health and fitness related, while most are about life in general.
Take a moment and breathe it all in!
• “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
• “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire
• “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost
• “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
• “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
• “Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.” – Leon J. Suenes
• “Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.” – Unknown
• “Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” – Markus Zusak
• “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” – Madonna
And last but not least, my absolute favorite straight from the the good word:
• Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. ♥
– Romans 12:2
Even if “you” feels different, remember…
Differences Make Us Beautiful.
Be YOU. Embrace YOU. LOVE YOU!
Question of the Day
• What is one of your favorite inspirational quotes/mantras?
Great Post! 🙂
Hang in there, friend! Just remember everything happens for a reason, and God never gives you more than you can handle. I tell myself that a lot when I feel overwhelmed. Which is usually a lot, because I’m the worst at change!
and since you may need a good laugh today…
Phoebe: Hey. Why isn’t it Spidermen? You know, like Goldmen, Silvermen.
Chandler: Because, it… it’s not his last name. It’s not like Phil Spidermen. He’s a spider *man*. You know, like Goldmen is a last name but there’s no gold man.
Phoebe: There should *be* a gold man!
Thanks Tanya! You are a doll. And… of course I LOVED that Friends quote. <3
aw, my sister is going through the same thing. she relocated to miami from chicago and we’re all jealous.. hehe:) she’s terribly homesick, we come from a big family so, she’s alone in a big city. but she knows it’s a great opportunity for her and she’s learning a lot. bonus: she can fly home whenever she wants.. she works for an airline. 😉 you’re on the right path sweetie, change reminds us that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. i love how you continually push yourself to be better at what you do! and you know what? your blog is a neat way to express how you feel aand you reach out to everyone. so just go with the flow in life and enjoy it. ps. i have a couple favorite quotes from maya angelou: ” I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forgot how you made them feel.” looove!! and “don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.” 🙂 xo.
Aw, I bet that is hard for her. I am lucky to have Scott to transition with me! Thank you for your sweet words and always positive encouragement! Love the Maya Angelou quotes 🙂
hey heather, quick question for you. i saw you were having some trouble with wordpress. have you had any of your comments disappear on instagram?? it’s been happening a lot to me lately. i had a whole convos with my sis disappear?! and comments i’ve made gone.. wtf! i googled about disappearing comments on instagram and looks like i’m not the only one this is happening to. sucks bc ppl respond to my comments and my previous comments are gone! 🙁
When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each and every time a comment is added I get 4 emails using the same comment. Is there any way you’ll be able to eliminate me from that service? Thanks!
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