"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
Marilyn Monroe was beautiful, disliked and adored by many people; an influential figure. Her name lives on decades after her physical existence is no more. That is what I am hoping to achieve by living this life. Walking my journey and living my purpose. To be remembered for the impact I've had on other people's lives.
It would be awesome if my name shows up in history books. But that is not my overarching goal.
My overarching goal is to become the highest and most creative expression of myself and to be happy with the unfolding of what that looks like, while sharing what I know and have experienced to help others do the same.
At the end of this and every day, THAT is my ultimate goal. I've got other goals and dreams I will achieve. Some will and won't come true. Some dreams will evolve and expand and others will wither away and die as I grow and evolve. Above all, they stem from that overarching goal, my personal mission and commitment to myself.
I started this post with Monroe's quote giving italicized attention to the latter, "sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together". We've all had things fall apart. Sometimes the good blows up in our face much faster than the bad. And vice versa.
The one trait we all share is that we each have our own perspective. Even if that perspective is similar to someone else, YOU are the only person who has your exact experience. You are one of a kind!
Indeed, good things do fell apart so better things can fall together. For me, the unfolding of what is coming together is bitter sweet, and I'd have it no other way. It's my life and I'm loving living it!
Thank you to Marilyn Monroe for these words of wisdom. Your spirit lives on.