Monday, September 21, 2015

Blogtember Day 21 | Quotes

Today's prompt is: A favorite quote/expression and how it has impacted you.

This quote is so relevant to me right now.  It's been somewhat rough moving away from home to go to school in the North Bay. I know I always catch myself thinking how ridiculous it is for me to say that when I wanted to go to school in North Carolina. And it's true.  It is kind of ridiculous. I'm a 5 hour drive away, compared to at least a 5 hour flight to North Carolina.  I've tried to rationalize/explain/make sense of how I feel but I just can't. I don't love it here. I guess I feel this way because I could be getting the same education an hour from home, at the same place that my close friends are going to. I don't know, but back to the point. 
I'm not exactly loving it here. I had a horrible attitude about it the first couple weeks (poor Abel). But what I've come to realize is that my poor attitude is not going to help us get home any sooner.
We're living in a wonderful place.  Sure, it's not home.  But it's beautiful here.  We have awesome friends and family that come and visit to ease the homesickness. We live in wine country! We're close to San Francisco.  There's so much to do/see/explore. 
Whether we stay here another year or two years, we're here.  What's the point in having a bad attitude about it? No matter how long we end up staying here, I want to get as much out of it as I can.  We're here, so we might as well do what we can to make the most of it. 
And that's why this quote is so relevant to me.  I was miserable when we first moved here, but I realized that if I'm happy and have a good attitude about it, our time here will definitely be better.

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  1. I have to say I've felt how you feel before and that quote is such a great choice for it. I always say attitude is everything and that we ourselves possess the power to be happy or unhappy! One day you'll look back on this experience and have so many great times to remember. Hoping you continue to like your new home more and more! xoxo Alexis

    1. You are so right, attitude is everything! Thanks, and thanks for reading :)