I Don't Need A Measuring Tape Anymore

I have written about Mastin Kip from The Daily Love before and how he writes a blog that inspires me to be a better version of myself daily.  I was reading through some quotes and I came across this one by Mastin that rang very true for me.  How often have I thought I wanted to be more like this person or more like that person... when what I need to do is stop measuring myself against other people.  We all have different challenges and some of us are really good at hiding it to the world.  I don't necessarily think that hiding is a good thing, I am sure it comes out in other ways in their lives... something that doesn't show outwardly. 

I then read the above quote and I felt how if I could wake up each morning as a child does, excited to go to school or play.  Whatever the day held, I was excited for the most part... I lost a lot of that over the years.  I can get it back though, all I have to do is wake up in the right mindset and start looking for things that excite me, things that give me feelings of passion... That way I will stop measuring myself against others, than I can become the best me...

I want to forgive myself when I don't measure up to what or where I think I should be.  This doesn't mean that I'm not going to practice excellence in whatever I put my heart into... it means that I am not going to put myself down if it takes me bit longer to achieve all my goals.  It is not about how quick you attain a goal, for me it is more about showing myself that I won't give up on myself and I will be loving with myself. 

Basically I don't need a measuring tape anymore...

I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future


  1. I strive to be a better version of me. Measuring tapes are for new suits, and garden plots.

  2. This is such a great post! I really like the part about regaining the excitement we had as a child. I do remember that feeling as a child of just being ready to start my day and do things that were of interest to me without worrying about what anyone else was doing or thinking.

  3. It's so remarkable that you've basically made peace with yourself. I wish I'd be there now, instead of allowing my demons to lead my life.
    Thanks for such a refreshing, inspiring post, Launna!


  4. Thank you for your comment Rick... I agree with you totally about measuring tapes :)

  5. Thanks Daisy, I loved that feeling as a child, I was just happy to get up and play... or whatever else came along :)

  6. Awe thank you Petro... I work on making peace with myself on a daily basis... it is never easy but I keep trying:)


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