There’s a song by Lynyrd Skynyrd called “Simple Man” and when I hear it, I sometimes wish I was that man.
Simple, black and white, knowing who I am.
That’s not me though. I’m a complicated man, with a complicated past. A man who spent much of his youth living in darkness only pretending to see the light of day. A part of me wishes I could turn back the clock, knowing what I know now. I could change things.
The question is, would the changes be for the best? I wouldn’t mind removing the suffering and pain, but to what end? How different would I be today? Would I be the same man? Would I have the same passion for life? Would I have the same courage?
Would I be able to love like I do?
Probably not. I am worlds apart from where I was, but never forgetting where I came from. So here I am, chasing the daylight. A complex man, with complex emotions. Loving myself unconditionally.
Written and loved on by Andy Ryan
“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.”
“If the future road looms ominous or unpromising, and the roads back uninviting, then we need to gather our resolve and, carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction.”
Shout out to our lovely Kory for making this pretty wallpaper for our desktop and phone for the month of JANUARY!!!! CLICK HERE to download! (will download as a zip however if you want it right away double click on calendar and save it to your phone as image)
Quote by Michelle Plett in her latest blog post with us.
"remind yourself of the beauty the future holds and the beauty within yourself"
Minty Fresh Future
Mint is a must have color this spring! Jeans, shoes, shirts! It’s everywhere! Personally, I love it, not only for the cutesy vibe it gives off, but also for the meaning it has to me. When I see the color mint I think- fresh, clean, & beautiful. It isn’t over powering, but instead subtle, calm, and pretty. Much like my future- fresh, clean, and beautiful. I have all the opportunity in the world and my mistakes aren’t holding me back or overpowering me. It took me a while to realize that the place I am right now is exactly where I need to be. My past mistakes, failures, and issues have built me into the person I am today. I know that I have a clean, fresh, beautiful future ahead of me- no matter what mess I have made in the past. So instead of grabbing a pair of regular jean shorts this summer, grab a mint pair and remind yourself of the beauty the future holds and the beauty within yourself. And of course, never forget that you are So Worth Loving :)
pictures from weheartit.com