Quotebook – #10

Quotebook

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:

You are so worried about what’s happened before and what will happen next that you forgot there’s a now.

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

It never ceases to amaze me how this world that we live in works in mysterious ways. I stumbled across this quote at exactly the right moment in my life. Recently I was hit with some news that I wasn’t expecting with regards to my job. That news has me reflecting backwards on my career thus far and where I want to go in the future. Basically… it’s time to make some grown up decisions, and I’m seriously freaking out. I’ve been all consumed with figuring out where I want to go from here, and it’s been hindering my ability to live in the now. This is me acknowledging that I’ve been a total Debbie Downer and that everyone around me now has permission to smack me in the face if I’m being all “woe is me”. While I’m not skirting my responsibilities to actually make adult decision, I need to stop letting it consume me and take away from everything else going on in my life. I already hate myself for even thinking this, but I’m going to write it anyways… YOLO. *cringe* I’m sorry. Forgive me for that.

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