Is Mercury in Retrograde Or Something?

I’m having a really bizarre week and I need to blame it on Mercury being on retrograde. Even though I don’t really know what that means. Anyway, like any 21st century female, I like to turn to Pinterest when I’m having an angsty day. The food, pretty outfits, and inspirational quotes usually have a way of making me feel better. Also, this story about Ryan Gosling saving a woman from being hit by a cab didn’t hurt.

I saw two quotes on Pinterest that I found worth writing down–or typing in my Word document of inspirational quotes– and they go a little something like this:

1.) “The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them”–Maya Angelou

This is both a positive and a negative thing. When someone shows you he/she will be there for you and be a positive force in your life, believe them and value that person. Don’t waste time questioning things or making yourself anxious, just enjoy what you have. At the same time, life is short. If someone is unreliable or negative or lacks loyalty, don’t try to change that person. There are too many good people out there to waste your time trying to reform someone and make him/her into what you want and need.

2.) “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple”-Dr. Seuss

I absolutely love this one and think it’s so relevant for post-college life. The years immediately after you graduate college can seem so uncertain and are usually full of a lot of change and decisions. Sometimes it’s frustrating when you don’t have a lot of money and aren’t exactly sure what you’re supposed to do or where you’re supposed to go. You spend a lot of time trying to figure out answers to questions. There are moments when it seems like you’ll never get to where you’re trying to go. But this quote is such a great reminder that even though things can seem daunting, sometimes we overcomplicate things unnecessarily. Life isn’t always as stressful and intense as we make it out to be. Thanks for the reminder, Dr. Seuss.

Do you have any quotes that help you push through a rough day?

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  1. Actually, Mercury just turned direct on the 4th. However, the beginning and end of the retrograde tend to be the roughest. Things should be fine now!

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