Personal Growth is a Fascinating Thing

I sometimes find it difficult to tell my family about some of the side projects I have outside of my real job. I suppose some of its because if I’m not successful, then no one ever has to know about it, but also perhaps because I have a terribly frustrating habit of not following through. I get super passionate about things for a week or two, maybe even a month, and then I just let it all fall by the wayside. So I guess I hesitate to tell people about my new endeavors because I’m nervous that they wont be as excited as I am about it because they know about my history with these sorts of things.

My family doesn’t know about this blog, (partially because of the occasional PG13 content, I’ll admit), until last weekend they didn’t know about my little Etsy venture, Kathryn Lavers Design. But I was so excited about how well it was flourishing that I couldn`t help but share it with them. And once again they showed me that I don`t have to keep these things to myself. That they support me in every new thing that I try.

My mom was proud and asked me a bunch of questions about it, I`m sure she`s tried to navigate Etsy to find it already. And my Aunt (the wise one) told me that she always knew I`d do something like this eventually.

This morning she sent me an email full of quotes she thought I could use in my designs. I don`t know if I will, but some of them were truly inspirational, and I have no doubt that they will help me more than she ever intended.

Here are some of my favorites.

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius

“You are the way you are because that’s the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be different, you would be in the process of changing right now.” – Fred Smith

“Things do not change; we change.”  – Henry David Thoreau
“What comes, is called.”  – Ki Longfellow

“All things are possible to him who believes.” [Mark 9:23]

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings

“The things that we love tell us what we are.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller`

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” – Raymond Lindquist

“You can’t cross a sea by merely staring into the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore
Do you have any favorite inspirational quotes?

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  1. I struggle with this at times too . . . part of it is letting people in to a vulnerable place, even though I do that with readers who are perfect strangers every single day. But for some reason it's different when it's people who know you and who are close to you. Be proud of what you do and share when it feels right!

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