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you are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago. this thought, or mantra if you will, keeps me going. this is a thing, a thing that i can do. and i love that i have the freedom to do it. hearing those words for the first time actually blew me away (in a life-view-altering kinda way), which is why i want to share it with you.
we are often stuck in this mentality of “new beginnings": "i'll start on monday” or "i'll start next month” or "i'll start on new years". but why are we waiting? especially when we aren't even guaranteed our next hour. i'll say it again: you are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.
it is such a refreshing statement to live by, and i try to remind myself of it more often than i'd like to admit. "wow i really don't like how i've been eating today, i'll have something super healthy for dinner." "i was kinda in a bad mood, but i am choosing to be an optimistic person." "imma be a dog person from here on out." (i am forever trying to convert people into dog people. i mean, i like cats and all, but more than dogs?? that's just unnatural). you can truly be whoever you want to be. if you watch a documentary and it makes you so squeamish that you decide to go vegan, that's a huge lifestyle change you made in just a few seconds! if you watch a sermon and you adopt religion, holy cow! you can be whoever you want to be because you are a lil galaxy walking on this earth!!!! how cool are you!!!!!
hey, you under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.
documenting the fun years.