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Heather - this statement hit a note with me...
Everything I've latched onto in the past few years, someone has turned into "you can't do that" (and totally kills my motivation with a lecture), or "here's a bazillion website with info you need to follow".

I realized in the past year or so, that my family, especially my mother has never encouraged me in anything that I was interested in trying. She may have said yeah that sounds like a great idea.....and then came the BUT...

I've come to the conclusion that if I can't find my own reasons for not doing what I was interested in doing....then I should go ahead with it, despite what "anyone" else says. Yeah, you might fail. So what? You find something else. Or you don't give up. I'm sure I could name a couple thousand "famous" people who ignored everyone's advice and did what they wanted to do. Of course along with those thousand are the thousand nameless ones that didn't succeed. Don't ask me what the trick to succeeding is, I don't know. But if you don't try....that would be the first trick to NOT succeeding.

Do want you want, regardless of what anyone else says. Have faith in yourself.

How's this for a vision of your own?

I will be what I want to be and live my life to my standards not anyone elses.

A bit generic, but apply liberally, and flavor to taste.

Lady I, doing her own thing, despite the pressure from the universe to conform.
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