Creating my happy life on the other side of fear.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Love your fucking life


... even if it's grey and cold.

I saw this quote online on January 1st, and it fit my "let's make crazy, unrealistic plans for 2017"-mood perfectly: 
"Love your fucking life. Take pictures of everything. Tell people you love them. Talk to random strangers. Do things that you're scared to do. Fuck it, because so many of us die and no one remembers a thing we did. Take your life and make it the best story in the world. Don't waste that shit."
Aaahh, I lapped it right up. Loved it. Was determined to live by it. The new year was unblemished and shiny, laying in front of me like a perfectly wrapped Christmas present. I could totally love the shit out of it.  

But then, the first few days of January 2017 rolled around, and I remembered a fact I had conveniently forgotten: I hate January. 
It's cold. It's bleak. The younger, less kind version of me forced diets and dry spells upon me (thankfully, temporary me is much more kind - and realistic).
But still. It's a really shitty month to try to fall in love with your life. Bears have it right: They hibernate. Maybe we should all love bears? It would be much easier, y'all. 

Well. Apparently, we don't have the option to choose bears over life. 
(Even though we totally should.)

At least, we still have the option to choose corgis as role models, which is something all of us should aspire to: 



(Have you ever been happier in your life than this corgi? No. I didn't think so.)

Still.
Even if you feel blah, discouraged, and not very inspired today, I still want you to love your fucking life. 
Because it's the only one you've got.

The only one that contains barns:

And pretty winter roads:

The one where you can buy sparkly shoes online, and once you have them, you can wear them every day of your life (because sparkly shoes are always appropriate):

You know what? Your life (and mine, come to think of it), isn't that bad after all.

I think we can find a way to "make it the best story in the world". We deserve it.


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7 comments

  1. Yes to this outlook on life! January does suck but I'm trying to make the most of it.

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    1. Same. I'm really trying to embrace the coziness of the season, reading and writing my heart out, and enjoying how nice the snow looks. January is for hustling, but also Netflixing and taking hot baths!

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  2. Love that quote! very well said. January in my neck of the woods is typically when it suddenly feels like winter. The temperatures drop, we get snow and it always feels like a contact wind storm from now until April. I am trying to not let it get to me. If I have to, I will fake it til I make it.

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    1. Yes, well said! You'll get there, and so will I. On the bright side, January is a month with the potential to get lots of work done, because there are not many distractions like nice weather. We got this!

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  3. I love the sparkly shoes and that Corgi. She's so cute!! Loving life, leaving the past in her snow-dust.

    January is rough in terms of climate, but it still feels fresh. I like that.

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  4. This IS the year I'm going to start loving MY fucking life. That's for sure. I'm making BIG changes that are scary, but that's why I know I need to do them.

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    1. YES!! You go, Karen! Get yourself the life of your dreams. I'm rooting for you!

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