“You can’t stop the future You can’t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret …is to press play.”

 Change is an organic thing that that happens every minute, everyday, and everywhere. We as people are not meant to stay static.  We may grow up but we should never stop maturing and expanding our hearts and minds.   We shouldn’t be held captive by the past or how people perceive us. We create and radiate our own unique way of being.

In some ways we are always changing but yet staying the same.  When I look back at the me from yesteryear, I still see the same quirky, awkward, random, sentimental girl.  I also see a woman who has a wealth of experience, who has endured illness, heartache and loss, but also experienced wonderful life altering adventures. My journey has taken me out of my comfort zone and into a world of growth and enlightenment. It doesn’t hurt that I have been blessed with the love and unwavering support of family and friends. These people teach me so much every day.

I still process information the same way, but experience has altered the way I interpret that information.  Every day, reveals a new layer of character, the years are teaching me and molding me into a better version of myself.  I embrace getting older and look forward to one day being a, “wise old soul”. Emerson said “As we grow old the beauty steals inward” What a beautiful sentiment.

 A work in process is what I will always be.. I’m still evolving. I hope that never changes, even as I change..  However, I know what I stand for and who I am.  Uncertainty has no place in my inner world.  It’s a gift where decisions become easier, temptations become less, and confidence grows stronger.  

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“For what it’s worth: it’s 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. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay

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2 thoughts on ““You can’t stop the future You can’t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret …is to press play.”

  1. I can see clear evidence of changing, but staying the same in my life, too. I have grown more comfortable with myself, and even tried to change my personality at times. But I always come back to being the same quiet dork with an insatiable desire to learn and love.

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