Welcome to Monday Quotes!
The start of the week can be daunting. Sunday nights are filled mentally preparing for the week ahead, whether it’s work related or social engagements. Mondays come around and we’re running around trying to figure out where we left off on Friday.
This is where I came up with the idea of Monday Quotes. Each Monday I will post a quote and sometimes I will expand on why I chose that particular quote. The goal of Monday Quotes is for you to take a second out of your day and to reflect on the quote, to be present in the moment. Some food for thought. Usually it will be posted much earlier in the day (it is still Monday night where I live), but this week has been crazy already.
Here is today’s quote:
My biggest fear is to fail, to fall. There. I said it. Some of you know that I am at the start of my life. I just graduated university, started my career a week ago, and I am terrified. What if the career I chose isn’t right for me? What if I fall into debt? What if I fall in love with someone that is unhealthy for me?
I know, I know. Those are all what if questions, but they do haunt me when I let my guard down. I am currently unattached and I know that I’m an all or nothing person. I’m scared that I will get in too deep, because I have before. Too many times. I have also recently been low on money and had to ask my parents to bail me out (yes, I did use this experience in my short story The Blue or the Beige Shirt?). I’m scared that it wasn’t a one time thing, but that I have terrible spending habits. If you have any budgeting advice, feel free to let me know in the comments below!
But that’s the thing. We all have insecurities, every one of us. Each day we make the decision whether to let them rule us or if we will rule over them.
So my question to you is “what if you fly?” There is an entire world out there waiting to be discovered, whether it’s travelling to a different country or a couple blocks away. Sometimes we get so used to our surroundings that we stop seeing. My challenge to you this week is to look at everything with fresh, or tourist eyes. Smile at a stranger, try a new restaurant, go for a walk outside. Take a risk and instead of wondering if you will fall, think about what could happen if you fly.
This week I will remind myself to turn my insecurities into positive affirmations. Someone very close to me recently told me, “You are the only person, the only thing that will hold yourself back.”
What was the first thing that came to mind when you read this quote?