Monday, September 7, 2009

My True Self

Today I had a conversation with my true self.
She asked me why I had abandoned her,
why I had ignored all her constant advice.
And then she reminded me of all the things I had forgotten.
And never once did she say
"I told you so."
That is a quote from the cover of my new journal. P's mom, sister, and our nieces came into town and we were shopping in the historic district and I saw this beautiful journal with that quote on it and I simply had to buy it. It is beautiful, and the quote reminds me of one of the promises that I made to myself this year. In one of my favorite posts (So much fun http://livesimply-livewell.blogspot.com/2009/02/so-much-fun.html) I recounted a time when I was younger and life was so different. I promised myself that I would remember that girl. I would hold onto her, love her, and embrace her. I can do that by not letting the weight of the world get me down. I can do that by loving my friends, and cherishing them and the time we have together. I can do that by turning off the t.v. and saying yes to experiences more often.
I am starting to find her again.

4 comments:

dmoms said...

that is where I am at ~ I want to have lots of experiences too.

operationmuffintop said...

Oh wow.. this post gave me goosebumps!!! LOVED it! Thank-you!!!

Brooke said...

as we grow up we tend to leave our hopes and dreams behind. that's a beautiful quote!

underthebigbluesky said...

so, i'm not stalking you, i just found you and i really like what you are saying!

i had this experience this last year, with the divorce.

i was like, oh God, I actually remember who I was and i like her a lot!

but i'm a homebody too, which is hard.

good luck with recapturing!