I like to write things down, even the littlest of things. Typing doesn’t always do it for me when I really want to remember something important, or inspirational in this case, so I found a very special way to jot them down.
Before we get to the quotes I’ll give you a little background on my new gadget. Wacom (a seriously awesome tech company based out of Japan) sent me this cloud-saving, computer-connecting notepad called Bamboo Spark for free last week. It looks like a tablet case, but when you open it you’ll find an old fashioned notebook that does a lot more than you think. How it works is that when you write with the special pen that it comes with, all of your notes end up sync-ing to the Bamboo cloud onto your computer and phone. You just have to download the app and ta-da!, all of your notes are saved everywhere. This is particularly helpful for when you need your grocery list or to-do list saved in various places. Also, if you’re the kind of person that needs to write things down to remember them, but doesn’t want to carry a big notebook everywhere then this is probably for you!
The magic of writing things down works wonderfully for me. I keep my quotes handy on my phone and laptop for when I need a little inspiration. Where do you think all the motivational captions on Instagram come from?!
So my two favorite quotes:
“Remember who you were before the world told you who to be.”
“Let the ocean worry about being blue.”
What has society put in your head? How have your views on yourself changed as you experienced growing up and evolving as a person? This really hits home for me and reminds me to keep being me, not who society wants me to be. I find this especially hard when I’m being compared to other bloggers who may be thinner or more fashionable, and I’m convinced to make my blog go a different direction. These are the moments when I remember why I’m here and the message that I’m needing to spread with the world. The body positive movement isn’t going to happen on its own.
And the second quote? It’s therapeutic to remind yourself that you’re not in control of everything if that’s something you struggle with. Worrying about the little things won’t make life easier, in fact things will continue to go on regardless. The ocean is blue, not because we expect it to be, but because it just is, and we can’t waste precious energy controlling the outcome. Reminders like these help me continue on my way. xx
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Wacom and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.