deep breaths in

promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
-christian d. larson

one thing i have always needed to work on is growing tougher skin. i am a big talker. i don’t let many people in. maybe this blog is my way of doing that. i don’t know. i do think i’ve been tested extra hard lately. everything from literally needing tougher skin (i.e. blisters) and beyond.

i’ve always adored this quote.

i want so badly to be that person who always has a great attitude and a warm, welcoming feel to them. and is also so incredibly strong. somedays it’s easier than others. but it’s always a tough battle for me.