From Jill’s post!: “Create a source of personal inspiration that, when you feel lost, becomes a compass pointed in the direction of your true north.”
What’s a manifesto, you ask? It’s a declaration of your core values and beliefs! If you’re a fan of wikipedia (best resource ever, right?), it’s “a published verbal declaration of your intentions, motives and/or views.”
I chose to focus on the following questions while I was making mine:
- What’s important to you?
- What do you [want to] stand for, and what do you strive to do?
- How do you intend to live your life?
This week’s theme kindasorta reminded me of the Vision Board theme because it inspired me to attempt to be all creative again! 😀 Not gonna lie though, said vision board(s) housed a lot of quotes that I really resonate with and strive to live by, so if some of em’ sound familiar, that’s pretty much why!
I’ve been collecting quotes all week for this manifesto, and you better believe it’s been kinda difficult, because I’ve been somewhat of a downer lately (my psych rotation has turned me into a storm cloud of doom and gloom, although I think thus far, I’m still the only one who has noticed this; I must be more gifted in being chipper than I thought! :P).
Thankfully, I already have a lot of quotes that I like to try to live by, and on the flip side, the fact that I feel like I’m being a storm cloud also means that I’m putting extra effort into being optimistic and looking for the silver linings in every situation (one of my coping mechanisms when life is not treating me the way I’d like it to), so in that respect, it’s actually kinda good for me.
The one I’ve been trying to follow for at least the last half-decade, however, is this:
Live with no regrets.” (无悔*)
*For the record, the Chinese characters just mean “no regrets.”
I actually used to have a ring that had these words inscribed on the inside band, but my mom kinda
freaked out got upset when she saw me wearing it because she was worried I would never find someone to marry because everyone would assume that I was taken (…wrong hand + wrong finger, but alright).
So…instead, it’s now made it into my manifesto! :]