I’m not the type of person to physically write in a book (it pains me!), but I am a “flagger”. There are so many talented authors out there that have an incredible way with words, and reading them once just isn’t enough for me. So, I will highlight quotes or sections in an e-book, or literally put a little flag sticky on a page while I’m reading. I’ll then revisit my flags or highlights and write down the memorable words in a notebook. In this feature, I plan to share some of my favorite quotes with you! Up today:
“I tried so hard to live in your world,” she told him. “Now it’s your turn to live in mine.”
– The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
This is my quote today because I’m a huge proponent of living your best life, and making changes when you need to that ensure you really are living your best life. Life is far too short to change the person that you are to appease others around you. Nobody has time to live a life that they don’t enjoy, “You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” Yes, I totally just snuck in another quote from Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Sorry, couldn’t help myself!
Anyways, recently I’ve been seeing a lot of people around me struggling with this, and I myself sometimes fall into ruts where I struggle with this. This quote is a reminder that while life is about compromises, it is not one sided. You deserve to life whatever life is going to make you happy, and you shouldn’t have to bend so much so that the life and world that you’re living is completely unrecognizable.