Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
I’ve always been a little bit obsessed with quotes, ever since I was about 12-years-old. I would trawl through different websites, read every book I could get my hands on, and listen to songs I could relate to on repeat. It’s safe to say, I have a pretty hard time picking my favourite.
The reason I’ve gone with this one is because it’s something that I try to remind myself of a lot. No matter how many friends you have, how supported you feel, how happy people make you – in the end, they will always put themselves first. It’s nothing more than human nature, and nothing personal. We don’t live in a Disney movie and people will do things that hurt you, make you question yourself…they don’t mean to do it, and often don’t even know about it.
This quote helps me get perspective on these things. You don’t need anyone else to save you – you can do it yourself, and have been doing it yourself since you were born. Every tough time you’ve gone through, you’ve survived, and it wasn’t because of anyone else – it was all you. You are the hero in your life story, and when you realize that, things seem a lot more manageable, even in the worst of circumstances.