i wasn’t meant for a cube, for a 9-5 and a “routine” life. and neither were you. you, beautiful, were put here to be magnificent. and yet they cage your spirit with empty promises of wealth and comfort. they bait your dreams with money, constantly making you teeter between being happy doing what you love to do and unhappy with what you need to do. i am here to tell you that you don’t owe anyone anything. you slave away and weaken your body for someone elses goal instead of taking time off for self reflection and your own desires. you let money seize your brain and take hold of everything; all for 40 hours in a miserable, claustrophobic office that you won’t even remember when you re-count your blessings. but i understand that this is what it is. in this one-sided life, money and fruitless jobs are labeled priorities. i understand that you are slaving, unhappy now, to afford your dreams later….but what if there is no later? what if there is only now? if anything, at the end of the day, make sure you let the grass caress you, the sun intimately kiss your skin and the clouds part above you. count those stars and smile at the moon. B r e a t h e.
This may be the only freedom you get for years to come.
Sometimes, it’s good to stand out and do the opposite of what people might expect. Like using marble for the four walls, floor and ceiling of a room. Or wearing big, crimped-out hair on national television. But the reason why going against the grain has always worked for me is because I always trust my gut, even if it might not be what other people think I should do. The one rule? You just have to own it. So don’t be afraid to let your individuality shine and do something that might turn a few heads every so often. It’s fun!
in 1967, kathrine switzer was the first woman to run the boston marathon. after realizing that a woman was running, race organizer jock semple went after switzer shouting, “get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. the photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29. [wiki]