Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Musings

Sometimes it's important for each of us to remember to take care of ourselves, rather than keep other people happy. Maybe this little quote says it best, especially in regards to the need for freedom.
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
- Hans Christian Andersen
Happy Monday, all!

Afternoon Thoughts: It's also very important to realize that we all have our own paths. I'm hitting a strange point in my life where the pressure to be in a relationship feels immense and overwhelming, but if something doesn't feel right, I have to respect my gut instinct, no matter how much it doesn't make sense on paper. I realize none of this is making any sense to any of you reading, but rest assured that being asked why/how one is not in a relationship every time one's single, and then hitting a point when one's close friends are getting married and having babies, is bound to wreak havoc on one's mindset and comfort in how her life has been led thus far. Freedom is a key necessity for me, and I guess it's important for me to remind myself that, hopefully with the right guy, it won't feel like any freedom is being taken away, just that there's added excitement to get to hang out with a best friend. Hopefully.


  1. great quote, I need flowers and sunshine in my life too ;)

  2. What a great quote!! And when you find the right person it won't feel like you have lost your freedom :) Don't settle for anything less!
    I know what you mean about peoples comments, I have chosen not have children and since I'm married, so many people feel the need to say something about it. I find myself having to defend my choices..
    I have learned to just ignore them, it's your life and you don't need to defend yourself!!