Follow Your Arrow —–>

Today I should be studying for a very important final but I had to get this post up.

This past year has been revolutionary for me and my outlook on life. One year ago I was in New York, undergoing my second surgery at the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York. I had overly-optimistic expectations of the outcome and had to accept the fact that “perfection” is not realistic.

In the past year I have learned something.

** Disclaimer ** This is more of a reminder to myself, more than anything. I know everyone has their insecurities and I’m sure other girls can relate in some way though.

So BASICALLY…..self-confidence (even if you have to fake it), a positive outlook in most situations, a sense of humor, and genuine compassion for other people will override any flawed features. There are so many people out there who look beyond physical imperfections. I spent a good deal of time trying to cover up my scars and only show my “good side” but was amazed to find that true friends love the WHOLE you.

This year brought a lot of “firsts” for me. I stepped out of my comfort zone, tried a lot of new things (some better than others) and  had a more open mind about a lot of situations. I became a lot less judgmental of different lifestyles, even if they were not suitable for me. This song comes on my iPod at least once a day and I sincerely love it. You speak the truth, Kacey Musgraves :)

Got a hard decision? Guess what. YOU WILL ALWAYS DISAPPOINT SOMEONE. So you should make sure that person is not yourself.

I’m not embarrassed of the fact that I will go to a party and stay completely sober. My arrow points to avoiding hangovers the night before a long run ;) I’m also not a huge fan of social media, hard boiled eggs, or leggings as pants. But if that’s your thing…you follow that arrow, girlfriend. No judgements. :)

I guess what I’m trying to say is..

Your moral compass will point in you the right direction.

And just one more because  Pinterest is just so full of wisdom ;)

Smile, beautiful :)

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Posted on December 13, 2013, in College and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Wow! Great Post to read on a Friday!!!

  2. I love the direction your arrow points and you just keep doing what makes you happy! You ARE such a beautiful person inside & out. 😊 P.S. Leggings are not & should never be worn as pants!!! 😳

  3. Nicely said missy. You are beautiful in every way!!

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