A favorite song lyric and what it means to me.

“What will it take to show you that it’s not the life it seems. I tell you time and time again you say the words, but don’t know what it means to be a joke…”

This lyric is from the song “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” by My Chemical Romance.

“What will it take to show you that it’s not the life it seems?”

For me it was a kick in the teeth or as of a week and a half ago, a dresser in the teeth.

“I told you time and time again you say the words..”

I’m fine.

“…and don’t know what it means.”

The entire song is one I belt out when I’m having a bad day, and sometimes even a good day.

There’s really something cathartic about cranking it up and letting go.

These lyrics in particular speak to me because the words are things I want to say to people in no uncertain terms.

However, it’s not socially acceptable to tell people you’re not okay.

The fantasy that we have to be okay at all times is expected.

When you don’t fall into that line, and step off of it, you seem to be the joke.

Appearing to be okay all the time is honestly toxic and pretending that we are all okay all the time is the joke.

Sometimes it’s better to not be okay than it is to be okay. I promise.

Until next time.

Classically,

Angela

5 Value Quotes to Motivate You

We all know that no matter how much or how often we get into that place of “flow” where you’re motivated and everything is going smoothly, there will come a point where everything falls flat.

I believe that we all experience a lack of motivation at one point or another.

I feel unmotivated, a lot.

Those of you who know me, may be surprised to hear me say that, but I really do.

One thing that has helped me in becoming motivated or getting around a lack of motivation to get things done is through personal development.

In my personal development work I find snippets of things from various places that I find valuable.

Today, I wanted to take the time to share this value with you with the following 5 quotes.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Albert Einstein

Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.

Maria Montessori

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.

Henry David Thoreau

The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.

Jim Rohn

All work is noble; the only ignoble thing is to live without working. There is need to realize the value of work in all its forms whether manual or intellectual, to be called ‘mate,’ to have sympathetic understanding of all forms of activity.

Maria Montessori

I hope that at least one of these was helpful to you as you work through your Monday.

Or any day that you happen upon this post for that matter.

I’m always glad to pass on the things that I gather to maybe help others too.

Until next time.

Classically,

Angela