Daily Inspiration

future quote Geoffrey Canada Moniquilla

I’m a bit tired of change happening to me. This is exactly what I’ve tried to avoid in the past six months or so. I want to take the reins in my own life. I have plans. I have dreams I want to uncover. But some things are unavoidable and out of my control. So I’m trying to make the best of these situations and turn them in my favor. Maybe I’d choose these paths too if I had a little more time and wisdom?

Either way, I’m reinvigorating myself to invent my own future. This was a quote from Geoffrey Canada’s commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania, which has stuck with me since I heard it last Monday. I want to stop feeling like a victim of other people’s decisions, and instead I want to be proud of a path that I’ve forged myself. I’m excited and determined, so let’s go.


A few last things. I can’t thank you enough for the kind words on my Things I’m Afraid to Tell You post last week. Your support and compassion are outstanding, and I love the connections this series has made with us all. I can’t wait for the next round.

Lastly, I wish I was at BlogFest this week, but alas, I have another commitment. I can’t wait to hear all about the programming and blogger connections, and I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll be there next year! Have fun!

{Image thanks to: moniquilla}

One thought on “Daily Inspiration

  1. Supal {chevrons and éclairs}

    These are great words to live by! I was told sometime sort of similar during my commencement speech, but it was more in the lines of also taking control of your destiny. I think they go hand-in-hand. I’ve taken my commencement speech and really enforced it in my life. We may get overworked at times, but once you are at the place you want to be, you’re happy. Thanks for sharing!

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