It's no secret that I am a quotations junky. It's actually a borderline issue. If I hear a great quotation, I jot a note down in my iPhone. I take pictures of quotations I like in books. And I scour the Internet for the best of the best inspirational words. I'm not even sure why, but reading great quotations just makes me so content. Maybe it has something to do with being able to connect with the words of someone else and feeling not alone. Regardless of why, I love a good quotation.
I was in the mood for a new wallpaper. Actually, I was just in the mood for a new outlook on everything. Such a strange few weeks. Bottom line: I have some super incredible opportunities on the horizon. I mean, truly incredible things. But I was feeling intensely mixed emotions. Fear, excitement, amazement, disbelief... and lots of anxiety.
But in dealing with these emotions (plus dealing with all the regular issues of Life and work), I realized that I was losing sight of what was really important. The opportunity. I didn't connect the dots (...) on working and working and working. In the back of my head I know that there will be a payoff, but sometimes I'm just swamped with to-do lists and meetings and long nights alone in my apartment.
And then seriously out of the blue, there's a payoff. And it's overwhelmingly amazing. I called my mom actually and was just like, "This is why I give up my weekends. This is why I do it. Someone gets it."
I realized though that I need to be better at remembering this on a daily basis and not just on an out of the blue basis. I was looking for quotations and couldn't find one that captured how I was feeling and what I really needed. Then I kept circling back to my favorite: Live Your Dreams.
It's just my favorite. I can't get enough of it. I repeat it as a mantra pretty much forty times a day. I like the juxtaposition between the present (live) and the future (dreams). What will come in the future, must begin now. What you do now, will become your future. Live your dreams.
I was trying to figure out a cute background, but it's the end of February/Early March and it's not quite spring-y out and it's not quite winter-y so I was struggling. Then I remembered the whole thing about connecting the dots and my current obsession with polka dots... just too perfect!
Desktop Wallpaper | Right click on the image and open in new tab. Drag to the image to your desktop to save. Right click and choose "Set desktop picture."
iPhone Wallpaper | Easiest way is to open this page on your cell phone. Click on the image to open to full screen. Press and hold on the image and save to camera roll. Then set the picture as your lock screen and wallpaper.
iPad Wallpaper | Easiest way is to open this page on your iPad. Click on the image to open to full screen. Press and hold on the image and save to camera roll. Then set the picture as your lock screen and wallpaper.
Facebook Cover Photo | Right click and open image in new tab. Drag image to desktop to save. Upload and position in Facebook.
What's your personal mantra? What are some of your all-time favorite quotations?