A couple of weeks ago, a friend turned to me and asked “What is your life motto?”. Rather astounded (it was only 10.15am on a Tuesday) I gulped goldfish-like a couple of times, and short of shouting out ‘look, it’s a bird’ as a distraction or Googling furiously, it got me thinking.
What is my motto? Do I need a motto? How do pick just one? Should I get a tattoo in case I then forget the said motto? In any case, last year a few lovelies and I pulled out our quotes textbooks, and drafted a few inspiring words overlaying our favourite places. So, in the interest of answering the motto enigma, I’ve drafted a few ladies in again – the delicious Jaime@Angloyankophile, Dannielle@Chicadeedee, Kelly@Flat Eleven, Lauren@Lifestyle Diaries, Rebecca@Runaway Kiwi, Amanda@Rhyme & Ribbons, Maaike@Travellous World and Angie@Silverspoon London.
They say that ‘Traveling is a fool’s paradise. Our first journeys discover to us
the indifference of places” but…
He then goes on to say …”I pack my trunk,
embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples,
and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting,
identical, that I fled from.”
Can’t argue with the immortal Mr Twain. Just can’t.
My photos are from all over – squirrels in Regents Park, sunshine in
Chrystal Palace, musings from a summer Christmas in New Zealand, wanders
through the English countryside and faux paint splatters.
But, have I found one overarching motto yet? Well, I’m not sure.
Make sure to head for more inspiration from the delicious Jaime@Angloyankophile, Dannielle@Chicadeedee, Kelly@Flat Eleven, Lauren@Lifestyle Diaries, Rebecca@Runaway Kiwi, Amanda@Rhyme & Ribbons, Maaike@Travellous World and Angie@Silverspoon London.
I’m gonna spam y’all again over the weekend with my favourite photos of theirs – be warned. *No responsibility can be taken by this blog for any weekend hours lost due to a rise in Pinterest activity as a result of this post*
What is your favourite inspiring soundbite or motto?