I apologize for my absence the last few days. I had a rough weekend (I worked over 35 hours in 3 days- sucked) and had a bit of an emotional breakdown. It was probably just from sheer exhaustion, but the funny thing is, I feel like I needed it. I've come to the conclusion that I'm a chronic worrier, and I have a serious problem. I have the hardest time letting myself be happy. Even when something good happens, I somehow let it stress me out. I have to learn to let go of my worrying, stress, and anxiety, or I'm never going to live the life I want. Worrying does nothing but cause stress. Not only does it not solve the problem, it creates a new one. Life is entirely too short to let worry rule over me.
I'm sure you're wondering what the hell the picture above has to do with any of this. The day after I had my little breakdown, I finished the book "Faith of the Fallen" by Terry Goodkind. I've written about the "Sword of Truth" series before, and I'm still far from finished (it's a lot of books to read). I think this has to be my favorite of the series so far, just because it struck such a cord with me. I won't recount the whole story to you, but the basic undertone is that only you have control over your life. It doesn't matter what your situation is, you can change it. The past is the past, and your future is yours to create. The quote in the title of this post is actually what's written on that gold thing in the picture. Is seems silly to be so inspired by a fantasy novel, but I think this quote came to me exactly when I needed it. I've even actually considered getting this quote tattooed on my wrist. What do you think? Yay or nay? I just think it would be inspiring to me on a daily basis.
Anyways, just wanted to share my life as of late. I hope you all are off to a great week. I am going to photograph the hell out of some vintage clothes today and hopefully get some more things listed on my shop. And I'll try not to worry about anything. =)