As the sun rises today, preconceived notions of where your life should be swarm overhead and lay pressure on your day. "I should be more successful at work."
"I should own a nicer house."
"I should drive a better car."
"I should be smaller, taller, shorter, stronger, faster or better."
"I should be over my grief and beyond my pain." These notions of where you "should be" steal you away from where you are and the days begin heavy, and you aren't sure why you feel overwhelmed and unsatisfied.
Who makes these rules we all follow so blindly?
Who decides the value of YOUR life and why do we agree to these notions readily without question or thought?
Today is a brand new day in your 365, and only you know in your heart where you should be. Your desires for a happy and content life may not follow the rules passed down from your parents and their parents. Your hopes, dreams, and goals might not look anything like what society deems as successful, but that does not discount your view of the world and the life you wish to lead.
Today, step back and from the preconceived notions and worldviews of "success" and take back your life.
Nobody can tell you what fulfills you but you.
Nobody understands where you are but you.
Nobody will accompany you into tomorrow but you.
For those reasons alone, you should stop living for everyone else and start living for you. Following the rules blindly is what leads to a life of existing, and merely existing is no way to live.
You should be where you are, and you should move forward in the way that fulfills your heart. All other "should be's" are a waste of your time and emotionally energy.
Good morning world,
Photo Credit: Michael Provost
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Da Nang • Canon EOS 6D // SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art // ISO 100 // 35mm // f/3,2 // 1/1250s •