Quotes are incredible. I find it amazing that we can come across a quote one day and it can speak to us, or change our perspective on things completely. Quotes are so easy to relate to at all different stages in our life, with thousands of quotes flooding the internet, books, merchandise, posters, walls there’s always at least one relatable quote no matter what phase of your life you’re in or what you’re going through.
My favourite quotes are always changing but recently these have been the quotes that I’ve loved the most over the past 6 months or so.
“A ship is always safe at shore, but that is not what it’s built for.” – Albert Einstein
When I came across this quote it made me really have a moment of realisation. We encounter many boats in our life but never to we use them as a metaphor to think about how they’re virtually unsinkable when they’re tied up at shore. But the real purpose of the boat isn’t to stay in one place, it’s meant to go out into the sea travelling from one shore to another. The message I take from this is that you feel safe when you’re doing things in your comfort zone, but the comfort zone is made to be broken, you’re meant to go ‘out there’ more until you reach another comfort zone and continue this process throughout life.
“Some days, she has no idea how she’ll do it. But every single day, it still gets done.”
This is when it comes to assignment deadlines and i’m being a little stress head thinking I’ve got so much to do and not enough time to do it in. I’m one for making loads of to do lists so I can keep on track without forgetting anything. Quite often I get carried away and take a step back from my to-do lists. Then when I come back to them, I’ve done quite a few of the things that I can cross off. It’s like I take on auto-mode and complete the tasks that need completing without thinking about completing and ticking them. We all stress about assignments, but at the end of the day, it’s done come the deadline and that’s all that matters.
“Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed, and rearranged to relocate us to the place we are meant to be”
The past year of my life has changed a crazy amount more than it ever has before in my life, I’ve experienced loss, heartbreak, moving out, leaving friends behind, building new friendships, gaining independence, stepping into adulthood, changing of jobs, changing of ambition and changing of motivation. My life has well and truly been shaken up, changed and rearranged. I’m a believer in ‘everything happens for a reason’ and it’s so nice that this quote reiterates that all these changes are relocating us to the places we’re meant to be.
What’s your favourite quote?