“For what its worth: its never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet new people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that your not, I hope you find the strength to start all over again”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I just found this quote yesterday and I absolutely love it and feel it speaks volumes. I’m getting that last sentence tattooed on me because it says so much and will be a motivation everytime I look at it. For me personally, I am very afraid of change and prefer to stay in my comfort zone than to take any type of risks. I feel as though even if that comfort zone is a negative one, I’d prefer to leave it the way it is rather than taking the risk to change it and ending up worse off. I’ve moved three times, and all three places are within 10 miles of eachother or less because I prefer to stay where I know. I know where everything is and have my family and people I know. So why would I move away and have to figure out where everything is, and try to meet people and know no one? I always chose the exact type of men that don’t treat me well, are doing nothing with themselves or are only after one thing because at least I know what to expect and so won’t be hurt. I’d rather have that than risk being with a different type of person and letting my wall down only to be hurt and shattered because my heart can’t handle any more pain. So the question is if I’m not at all living a life I’m proud of, and I’m too afraid to change, how will I ever have the strength to start all over?