Friday, October 7, 2016

Never Forgetting Who You Are


I liked this quote a lot. It reminded me of the Katie at Oregon State University struggling to decide what to get a degree in, and fighting desperately to even graduate. I started out going to College so I could be where my friends were, and so I could have a good time. I enjoyed some of my classes. Mostly the ones that were Communication based or Human Development related or had a cute Baseball player in it. But over time I realized that I needed to take school seriously if I was going to graduate and even more so that I could discover what I was passionate about! I started this Blog when I was a Junior in College. It started as an outlet for me. A vehicle to express my creativity and organize my thoughts. Still to this day, that is what this is with a little more fashion incorporated. But somehow this Blog and with the help of friends and family who also encouraged me, I started to see that I was capable. I made a decision to start believing in myself and to quit telling myself that I had a learning disability or that I was ADD, or that I was just somehow not smart enough to finish. I'm serious, I even at one point went to see a counselor to see if he would be willing to diagnose me with ADD in hopes that would explain  my lack of commitment to school somehow and that he could prescribe me some adderall to help my concentration... But really I was just lazy and unmotivated.  

But I saw this quote the other day on Pinterest and knew I wanted to use it at some point. I like the empowerment. Because you know what, some days I don't wake up as the best version of myself. Some days I want to stay in bed and throw my alarm clock out the window. Some days, I need multiple cups of coffee and also reminders like this one that, I am capable, that I am great at my job, that I am able to do hard things, and I can take care of myself. 

God reminds me that I am loved, and that I am unique, and that I am blessed. 

Blessed by Friendships (soooo many friends not pictured)


Blessed with Health and a desire to be active

Blessed with Creativity and a Joy to share that with others

Blessed with Family (two of my favorite people in the universe, Marg and Steve, AKA mom and dad not pictured)

Blessed with the ability and the desire to Travel
And someday, I know God has promised I will be a Mama someday and will be blessed to call those babes mine. *This babe is my friend Bethany's baby Havily, and I considered taking her home to live with me, but Bethany needed her back for something... whatever. ;) 

Today, hold true to WHO you are, and REMEMBER; "You were made to do hard things, so believe in yourself"!!

Love and Remembering

-Kate

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