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Day 8 – A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.


I adore this quote so much. It’s ridiculous how true it is. My piece of advice that I’m going to shamelessly lay upon you is this: don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. You’re living this life for you, and you alone. Absolutely no accomplishments come from judging others based on what they’re able to do, what they have, and how they look. Nothing at all. It doesn’t make you look any better, and you don’t gain anything from it.

We’re all talented, beautiful, special, and wonderful in completely different ways. We need to be better at honoring, and tolerating, that. So go out there into this world and do something that you’d do if you thought no one was watching. Dream big and make it happen! If someone feels the need to judge you, then that’s none of your business. That’s on them, not you. Live this life, and live it just how you want it to be. After all, you are in control of what this is life is like for you.

Also, don’t do things just because everyone else is doing it. Don’t get caught up in doing what works for others. Focus on what works for you and what makes you happy, because as soon as you start doing what everyone else is doing, you lose yourself.

I know, I know – easier said than done. But nothing worth having is easy! Wake up each morning determined to make it a wonderful day, and to help make it a wonderful day for others that you come across – without judgement, and don’t forget the golden rule!

I’m not really an eloquent advice giver, haha. Hopefully that is something I’ll get better at with time!

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You can usually find me adding books to my never-ending “to read” list; challenging myself to do things like not shop for a year; sneaking crispy m+ms from my secret hiding spot so I don’t have to share them with my daughter; and melting over seeing my children smiling at each other.

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