5 Quotes That Changed My Life

What better topic for my first blog post then the power of words?! Reading & writing have always been two huge passions of mine & naturally with that came a love for quotes. So I thought I would share some of these quotes with you guys & explain how they helped me perceive things in my life. And hopefully, they can impact your life as well!

“There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.”Amy Poehler
Some of you may have already seen this quote on my About Me page but I had to add it to this list as well. Amy Poehler is an idol of mine & this quote is exactly why. So many women in this world concentrate SO much on trying to look good all the time. I’ve met women who can’t even run out to the corner store to pick up something without putting on full makeup & doing their hair before leaving their house. I’ve always theorized that the belief in men having the “humor gene” more than women steps from the fact that women are usually afraid to show their silly side for fear that it will make them appear less attractive. Well, my silliness has definitely helped to grow my YouTube channel & thus showing, there’s definitely power in it!

“Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterward.”Tina Fey
A quote from another one of my idols (also one who a lot of people say I remind them of), I came across right when I needed it most. About 2 years ago I was given an unbelievable, once in a lifetime job opportunity. I was literally only given a 1 day notice of this position change and had to immediately jump in with both feet. After my first day, I found myself running to the safety of a nearby bathroom and hyperventilating a bit…that’s how nervous and stressed I was over this new opportunity. I kept thinking that I should have never said yes to taking this new job so fast, that I was completely unprepared and that my company had somehow made a mistake in choosing me as the best candidate for such a huge opportunity. However, as the next few days passed I quickly began to realize that I was able to handle this new position! I decided to say yes and figure it out afterwards instead of letting the fear of change and the unknown stop me.

“What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?”Erin Hanson
I have this quote hanging in my home office and I believe I credit Pinterest for introducing me to this quote. I quickly associated it to my relationship with anxiety as well as how my fiancé helps me through it. I have a mild case of generalized anxiety disorder (which I can explain more in a future blog post) which keeps me constantly worrying about even the simplest of things. It can sometimes be physically exhausting constantly expecting a worst case scenario to take place doing everyday tasks. Because I am very passionate about work, I am constantly worried that I may fail in what I’m doing. “What if I fall?” However, my fiancé is one of my biggest anxiety comforts who always talks me through it to help show me that I’ll be okay in the end. “Oh but my darling, What if you fly?”

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”James M. Barrie
This was a quote introduced to me by my sister during my Grandmother’s eulogy and ever since I first heard it, it has stuck with me. I have lost many people that I have loved early in my life. First my Father, then both my Grandfathers, & most recently my Grandmother. This quote is a reminder to me that memories are the most important things to collect in this life. They are the things that will help get us through the loss of someone. They are our roses in December.

“I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.”Unknown
In a world where everyone’s lives are constantly on display (usually just the good parts of their lives), it’s hard to not get caught up in comparing yourself to others. Even in the YouTube world I find myself comparing my channel to others when instead I should be learning from them and applying it to my channel. I have been so busy lately though trying to build up my offline career as well as my online career, wedding planning, and enjoying time with my fiancé, friends, and family that I haven’t checked Facebook much to see what other people are up to. Always remember that people who overly post how great their lives are on social media…usually are overcompensating for something that’s causing them unhappiness. And even if someone else’s life does seem better to you then your own, use it as fuel to make a change!

Are there any quotes you like to live by or that changed your perspective on life?
Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Reply Fran

    Oh boy, this is so true, Lauren!
    I recently came across this quote: “When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.” I suppose it’s one way to say you always have to look on the bright side of things, though sometimes it really proves difficult.
    I’m a big fan of yours and I’m getting started on my new YT Channel (it’s just a matter of figuring out how everything works :P), and you are one of the reasons I made this decision and I thank you for it.
    All Hail The LaurenzSide

    February 19, 2016 at 10:30 am
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