6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Self Portrait


People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.

Thomas Szasz


Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.

Robert Brault


It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.
K.T. Jong


To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution.

Joe Cordare


There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

Douglas Adams


The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.

Ben Stein

19 comments:

theAlmostRunner said...

GREAT self portrait! thanks for the inspiration!

Rebecca T-W said...

Awesome self portrait. And excellent quotes, I wrote the last one down and put it on the fridge.

erindegroff said...

I really enjoy your posts that contain quotes. They are always so inspiring!

Kittee said...

Love all the quotes... And that is how I take a self portrait. :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love this!

It's funny how many of us take a dozen photos trying to get that perfect shot of ourselves when in fact we are all anything but...perfect.

runningonwords said...

Love it! I'm going to have to write down some of those quotes for future inspiration!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Great quotes... thanks for sharing.

Sam's Minions (aka parents- Angie and Brian) said...

I just love great quotes. Thanks.

Run with Jess said...

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
Man... that's exactly how I feel when I run back in my hometown. I have all kinds of time to reflect, and it really makes me happy to see how much I've changed inside.

Denise said...

i think deciding what we really want and/or want to be can be the hardest part some times. thanks for the quotes.

Marlene said...

SMILE! nice pic and quotes.

Happy Monday!

Marissa said...

LOVE this post :) thanks for the motivation!!!!

H Love said...

I love this! Self portraits are GOOD...embrace life!

Becca said...

I LOVE the skirt! I just got the Preppy Blue Argyle skirt from runningskirts.com for my half this weekend, and am looking forward to wearing it!

SideofSneakers.com said...

Great quotes!!

The Running Mama said...

thanks for inspiring my post today! happytobearunningmama.blogspot.com

openid said...

I'm new to your blog! I love it! and am excited to continue to follow you, Im also a running blogging mother of two @ bodyofamother.com. Thanks for all these quotes! they each have a meaning in my life!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

I love these, Mel!! You never cease to amaze me! =)

The Happy Runner said...

Love these! Especially the Ben Stein. Thanks!!