Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sarah: No Longer

I have been feeling so inspired lately. Inspired to create, write, go outdoors, sew, the list goes on. But I mostly feel inspired to be a better me. I think it's because of the move to San Diego.

I'm no longer forced to live within the limitations and boundaries I put on myself or that I thought others put on me. I know that I could have realized this at any point back Elgin, but it took for me to move across the country to change my thought process and realize the potential here.

I used to allow my own fears and insecurities stop me from doing things I love. Fears like, what if I fail at it? What if, after I fail, I can't stand to even think about the thing I tried to do? What if I disappoint myself and the people I love? What if I don't ever get to be as good as I want to be? All of these what-ifs have piled on top of me and they've caused me to stall on life. They've caused me to stall on my dreams.

No longer. I'm not going to live within the imaginary, crippling limitations I've set for myself. I'm going to aim higher. I'm going to want things, really want them. And then work my butt off to get them. For the first time in my life, I am allowing myself to believe in me. It feels freeing.

This photographer, Tara Whitney, really inspires me. Her style of photography is precisely what I hope to achieve one day. And she doesn't sugar coat her life. I respect and admire her as a fellow human being. I came across this image from her blog, and it spoke to me. Maybe it'll help you in some way.

Image taken from here


  1. YES

    I love this.


    You have amazing talent Sarah. I dont think there is anyone who I more look forward to seeing what they will do with their future. :)

    - Kels

  2. Thanks, Kels. I'm ready for it. I wasn't before. But I am now.

    love you.


  3. Love.Love.Love. I needed to read this today.

  4. Carrie, as I was falling asleep last night I thought of you. I hope you're doing well : )