Own Your Story.

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For so long I’ve hidden the bad things that have happened to me. I’ve tried so hard to keep my feelings from showing, thinking it’s a sign of weakness.

What a stupid thought.

Who cares that I’ve been through something that left me broken or scarred? Why should I hide the very things that have molded me into the person I am today?

I think we should wear our experiences like tattoos and let them tell the stories of how they tried to bring us down…but couldn’t.

I think everyone should be proud of what they’ve been through.

Be proud of your story.

Shout it from the rooftops.

Scream your experiences into the face of society; even if they aren’t pretty.

Society is creating this fucked up version of “perfection” that everyone is trying to follow. One where everything is sparkly and nothing bad ever happens; that’s so damn far from reality.

Own your experiences.

Deliver them to the world bravely!

Do big things, even if your past haunts you.

Be courageous, create a life you are proud up, display your scars, be a billboard of experiences and adventures.

Life is short and fleeting, don’t let it pass you by.

xoxo

OkieGirl

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OkieGirl Visited New Mexico

Around this time last year I was spontaneously invited on a soul-searching road trip to New Mexico with a friend.

How could I possibly say no? I couldn’t.

We set off for a place she had been many times, where here Grand Pop lived an off the grid lifestyle that she told me all about on our way.

It was a blessing to be able to share these amazing places that were filled with stories and emotion.

This was more than just some road trip to both of us. She needed to find closure and visit her grandpa’s burial, and I needed to free my mind.

 

This was an AMAZING place to free my mind.

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Looking over this amazing lake, I felt closer to my God than I ever have before. I felt that everything was 100% zen and that everything made sense. For the first time in a long time I remembered HOW much there was in the world that I have yet to experience. This exact day was the day that I started LIVING every day. Adventures aren’t always just fun little jaunts…sometimes they are much, much more.

 

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I hope that some day you all find a place, or many places, that give you the amazing feeling and experience that this place did for me. I am forever hunting this experience again, and again.

Don’t forget how short this life is, and how many places are left to see!

 

xoxo

OkieGirl