It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

It’s okay to be utterly defeated but still feel happiness.

It’s okay to want something you can’t have but appreciate all that you do.

It’s okay to miss someone even if you’re surrounded by so many incredible people.

It’s okay to not be okay.

If you feel anger, push it into a place that will fuel you.

If you feel sadness, cry until your tears float you a little closer to the sky.

If you feel abandoned, hug yourself with warm blankets and tea or let someone else do it for a change.

It’s okay to not be okay.

When you want love, know it arrives and leaves exactly when it’s supposed to.

When you want happiness, know that it starts with the way you view the world.

When you want success, know how hard you must fight to make it yours.

It’s okay to feel a little disappointed.

It’s okay to feel lost.

But when you decide to stop cringing from your safe place in a ball on the ground, stand up.

Find what you love to do and do it with passion.

It’s okay to not be okay but it is NOT okay to let it consume you.

Surround yourself with people who love you and love them fiercely.

Go on an adventure even if you don’t feel like it because you know the memories will be worth it.

Laugh as much as possible and daydream about where you are headed.

You can do these things even if you don’t feel okay.

You can experience happiness and still not feel okay.

It’s a process of growing.

It’s a process of becoming something utterly new and that IS okay.

Take your life day by day because that’s really all we can handle in 24 hours.

Plans change daily, futures are made up on the spot and dreams just keep getting bigger.

Chase down what you want and make it yours.

It’s never too late to start again.

We do it every morning.

Until Next Time,

Anna Marie

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A Mess of Words Smashed Together To Describe Who I Am

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I’m a whirlwind of adaptation and determination. My mind clocks 100 mph thoughts while my legs struggle to run 1/10th of that pace. Sleep doesn’t stand a chance against the intensity of my creativity and I toss and turn with dreams of blank faces I have yet to meet.

I easily lose sight of myself in others. My broken dreams spring hopeful prayers and my heart is not one to pass the chance of wishing on a shooting star.

My eyes can be useless to the intensity of my focus.

My brain is considered smart while my decisions can reflect the opposite. Oh, but I learn with grace and passion what it is to turn a mistake into a lesson.

My heart swells easily and beats love. I fall quickly and shamelessly into a whirlwind of laughter and trust. My excitement explodes freely and the love I give is raw and untouchable.

My laugh cracks like sticks turning to coals in a fire while my smile comes and goes in waves. Happiness finds me again and again, teaching me the patience I need to embrace the in-between.

My strength shines through cracks and scars that have been healed by a process of learning self-love.

The aches I feel are from years ago but the person I’ve become thanks the pain for teaching me how to move forward. I have learned the value in letting yourself be broken if only to put yourself back together with stronger glue.

I’ve thrown myself into projects and people that didn’t deserve the effort and I’ve mistreated the ones that did. Perfection is unattainable but it was once a goal before I realized the insanity of it. 

I’ve cared far too deeply or not enough. My inspiration is crazed by photography that speaks words that don’t exist and quotes that tear my soul open and leave me with nothing but a mirror and a magnifying glass.

I’ve become a beautiful monster who creates and cultivates. I’ve become a piece of art that was painted by my own thoughts and experiences.

I am proud of my own creation. Me.

Until tomorrow,

Anna Marie

Words

Words give meaning to feelings and emotions. The importance of what you say can mean the biggest difference in getting angry or understanding. Use them to your advantage.

Example:

Someone who is angry might shout “I hate you” when what they really mean is “I’m angry and betrayed by you”. Very different words that can cause very different reactions.

I compiled a few pictures off of the Facebook Page “Word Porn” to give you a taste of what words can convey.

I love the quotes they offer me. Word Porn at it’s finest. Check it out!

Until tomorrow,

Anna Marie

The Most Beautiful Lyrics

I have been listening, really listening to music lately. I have marveled in the beauty of how some words can really just hit home for me so I thought that I would love to share some of what I consider the most beautiful slices of lyrics out there. P.S. I am a huge indie/alternative fan so you’ll probably be seeing lyrics from mostly that genre.

I Believe In You-Tyler Hilton

No, it don’t feel like sleep when I’m this alive it’s true, I believe in you

I Can’t Make You Love Me- Bon Iver

‘Cause I can’t make you love me if you don’t
You can’t make your heart feel something it won’t
Here in the dark, in these final hours
I will lay down my heart and I’ll feel the power
But you won’t, no you won’t

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)- Hillsong United

And keep my eyes above the waves, When oceans rise

A Drop In The Ocean- Ron Pope

It’s like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert, But I’m holding you closer than most ’cause you are my heaven

What Now- Rihanna

Whatever it is, it feels like it’s laughing at me through the glass of a two-sided mirror Whatever it is, it’s just sitting there laughing at me, And I just wanna scream

 John Doe- B.O.B. Ft. Priscilla

Seems like the bus moves slower
Just cause you got somewhere to go
So you take a few pills in Beverly Hills
But if anyone asks you’ve got a prescription
You got an addiction
Who do you think that you’re fooling?

Runaway-Aurora

And I was running far away
Would I run off the world someday?
Nobody knows, nobody knows
And I was dancing in the rain
I felt alive and I can’t complain
But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go

Little Hell-City and Colour

My war ships are lying off the coast of your delicate heart
And my aim is steady and true as it’s been right from the start

I’ll dig for water and fashion our very own wishing well

Then we’ll throw our coins down hoping to rid of us of this little hell

Don’t Dream It’s Over- Crowded House

Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won’t win

Call Me- Shinedown

Call me a sinner, call me a saint
Tell me it’s over I’ll still love you the same
Call me your favorite, call me the worst
Tell me it’s over I don’t want you to hurt
It’s all that I can say. So, I’ll be on my way

I finally put it all together,
But nothing really lasts forever
I had to make a choice that was not mine,
I had to say goodbye for the last time

AND END LYRICS! These are probably mood specific at the moment but they’re just either really simple and true or just poetic. PLEASE share your favorite lyrics below!

Until Next Time,

Anna Marie

Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

It’s all about your visual side today. I made a nice collage of some of my favorite travel quotes that you may very much enjoy yourself! ❤

There’s just something about being broke in a new city. Not broke in the sense that bills are piling up and you’re worried, but broke in the sense that you don’t actually have any bills, you’re in a strange land, you have nowhere to be, nowhere to go, and nothing in your wallet.You don’t take things for granted. You know how to appreciate the good in life, and how to enjoy it come what may. | Community Post: 15 Perks Of Being A Middle ChildTraveling the world would be something I would like very much today because there's so much to see out there.Im in love with cities Ive never been to and people Ive never met | The most beautiful parts of life are still unfolding.I have an insane calling to be where i'm not. To see more travel and adventure quotes, click on this pic!When was the last time you did something for the first time"Fernweh" is a German words and there is no English translation for it. It is basically the opposite of homesickness (Heimweh): when you feel like you have to leave your familiar surroundings to discover new places. It is the need for distance, the wish to experience something far away from home, the urge to escape from your everyday life by travelling“I read; I travel; I become.” ― Derek Walcott & more travel #quotesBeautiful travel quote. So very true, you can't put a price on the feelings you get and the things you learn when you travel the world.How many days have gone by where you planned to get certain chores or tasks done but then at the end of the day you realized that in actuality you accomplished absolutely nothing that you set out to do that day?Travel is....getting to know yourself by finding new experiences.20 Inspiring Quotes That Will Make You Want To Travel The WorldA little travel inspiration from Lonely Planet co-founder and legend, Tony Wheeler, suggested by Josh Button.

These beautiful quotes make me want to buy the next plane ticket out of here. 🙂

(Big thank you to Pinterest!)

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Until tomorrow,

Anna Marie ❤