This quote came from a book I’m currently reading called The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. The book told from the point of view of a dog and is filled with excellent quotes. The reason I chose this one was because I thought it explained wonderfully what makes up a human being. We are not only a body, but a soul that makes us who we are.
The picture is my absolute favorite of the sunrise from the south side of Key West in Florida. I took this picture on the last morning of our vacation from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
One of the things I frequently find myself doing as I am becoming my own adult is doing things that I think will please my parents, family or even society. I found this quote today and it made me think that there are so many things that decide our lives for us. We are constantly trying to prove something to someone when we should be living the life we want to live and for ourselves only.
The photo was taken in one of my favorite places on earth on a piece of my grandpa’s land in rural Ohio
I took this photo about a year ago in Long Boat Key and just found this quote and felt it was very fitting. I often find myself in a relationship or in the process of starting a relationship when it may not be what I need. I believe that society tells us that our ultimate goal is to marry and to reproduce and if you don’t then there must be something wront with you. Since my recent break up with my boyfriend I have decided that my main focus needs to be on myself. I need to be happy with who I am and most importantly happy being alone. As my exes move on and possibly into new relationships it doesn’t mean that I need to be in one as well. I would hope that they are just as content in whatever they are doing as I am at getting to know myself as a single person again. Rushing into another relationship isn’t the answer after a recent break up, but to be able to heal ourselves and be content with ourselves. Afterall, we are the person we will live with the longest.