Nov 2, 2010

Looking Forward

Maybe the past is suppose to stay in the past? I am trying to be better about only moving forward, and not going backwards. I have a huge problem of picking to death things that I have done, and decisions that I have made, and wondering “Did I do the right thing? What if I had done this?”. But maybe I am spending way too much energy doing so? Those things happened, and no amount of me going back and reanalyzing it is going to make a bit of difference, or change anything. All can do is learn from it. I am stronger. I am smarter. And I will be just fine. Better than fine- I chose not to settle for less than the absolute best. Because then again, everything happens for a reason, right? So here you go past. This is me owning you, admitting that I have made mistakes. But maybe those mistakes were not mistakes at all? Maybe they were just part of getting me where I am today, and where I need to be. I will continue to trust God’s plan for me, and to look forward to what He has in store.

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." - Marilyn Monroe

Thanks to my sweet Erin for sending this to me today. love love heart heart.


Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

There are plenty of times I wonder if I made the correct choice or "what if" my life to death. It's taken a long time, but I've just come to realize that God has laid out a perfect plan for me and no matter what choice I make, He knew it was going to happen. We are not aimlessly wandering. We are here for His glorious purpose. Doubting our past decisions is doubting Him and really, doesn't He always know what's best? Love you as a Sister in Christ and hope everything is okay! =)

TeachingInHeels said...

Sounds like the perfect reminder for everyone at times. Good luck looking and moving forward. :)

DASH Photography said...

I so needed that quote today! Thanks for sharing!

Kerr said...

hugs :)

Rachel said...

I love this post. SO SO true, and totally what I needed to hear today. Nothing like some good encouragement on a Tuesday morning :) Thanks, sweet girl!

LivKit said...

Love the quote and the post because I do this to myself all the time too! I hope you have a great day!

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

Great quote. You have the absolute right attitude, Allie. I think there are some pretty amazing things in store for you.

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Beatiful words and a beautiful quote from a very beautiful blogger : ) Much love, girlie!

Lindsay said...

that was beautiful. and i love the marilyn quote

Paige said...

Exactly what I needed to read today, so thank you =) God has amazing plans for you!

jayme said...

so apparently it doesn't want me to comment because it denied my first attempt... but, i love and completely respect all of this honesty in this post because it's exactly what i'm struggling with and going through right now! you aren't alone lady because i'm right there! xo :)

Jill said...

Love the quote from can, at times, be so difficult to move forward and not dwell on the past. After all, if we are to learn from our past, we have to evaluate it a bit...but it's easy to become wrapped up in it. I've been there too my love. Hugs! Let's get drinks soon, for reals!!

erin.turner7 said...

Love. Heart.

sugar said...

Thanks for this post, for sharing your heart. I too am a sentimental person who lives in the past and I judge myself harshly for my bad decisions, and have come to find that what I sometimes have thought were bad decisions are just me not giving myself permission to be myself. Does that make sense? LOL. I believe everything does happen for a reason. Like the new Zac Brown Band song says....Soak it al in, its a game you can't win....enjoy the ride!

Kristin said...

I really needed to read this today!! I am feeling the same way! I put too much energy and I end up stressing over things I cannot change.

Mighty Burns said...

I think thats really awesome that you wont settle for less then what you want and deserve. I feel the same way. But it isn't always easy, and sometimes those easy paths look really nice compared to the hard one we are on, but I think you are stronger and better off for sticking to your guns and always being your number one fan.

Cassie said...

I needed this quote today! I'm going through a breakup and frankly, it sucks. This quote is helping me from sending him a million texts :)

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