Tuesday 10 September 2013

You're gunna hear me roar!

I know we all find ourselves, at times, wishing to be someone else. Or live another life than the one we're living. I'm no stranger to this.
It's easy to look at someone elses situation & think man that's amazing, I wish I was there. Or, I wish I was with this person, or something of the sort. But by doing this I've learnt two things:

1) Everything is not always what it seems
2) I may not be living their lives but I'm the only one who is now, or ever will live mine.

Trippy, eh?

I just moved away from home to a new city where I don't know anyone, and I have met some very lovely people but I do wish that I was a bit more extroverted like some other people around here. It always blows my mind, how people can make friends so quickly, and so many at a time. Yes, I wish I was like some other people, but at the same time I need to realize.. I'm not & never will be.

Hey, I'm not perfect but damn, I'm the only me there is or ever will be right? :)

And I want you, YES YOU, reading this to know the same thing. Stop wishing to be other people, you're the only you here & you have a purpose. You can make your life whatever you want it to be.

"Everything has a purpose, clocks tell you the time, trains take you places. I'd imagine the world as one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount you need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine...I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too."- Hugo.

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x Leah Symonne x


  1. That's a lovely post :) Such a positive message. I'm glad you're challenging yourself, but are able to stay true to who you are - I find that one of the hardest things ever, actually :) Good job

  2. Very true point Leah! :)
    Really love that quote too never actually heard it until now.."I'm not perfect but damn it, I'm me" :D
    Anna :)

  3. I agree with everything you said. Isn't perfect even a little bit boring? And even if we think, oh that person is perfect, there might be unknown stories or hidden secrets, fears and inner struggles that make this person not perfect at all- EVERYONE fights battles, one's are just bigger than the other one's.

  4. GOOD LUCK SWEETY. i agree with what you say. congrats. let's follow each other???kissessssss

  5. This is so beautiful and inspirational. It really made me feel better while reading, because I kinda live like that, always wishing to have a little something of the others.
    Thank you for this great post!

    Sofie x

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  7. Hi!
    Great post! :) Very inspiring post!

  8. The quote at the end was just amazing! This entire post is lovely and something I struggle with often - comparing or wanting to be someone else. The way I see it - you are who you are for a reason... you just gotta find out what that reason is and embrace it. I've always wanted to be loud and confident and bubbly instead of quiet or reserved and I remember having a conversation with someone who was like 'you're so humble, calm and have such a quiet confidence about you' and I was like whaaaat? Haha! I guess a lot of it is also about perspective too :)
    Saadiya x

  9. love this post, well said!


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  11. Oh that's so true, I love how you wrote it very cute :)
    And I don't make friends easily too, I'm very independent so ...!

    ps: how do you make your own html linked icon? I mean like if I put your html 'Hiya, I'm Leah Symonne' icon on my sidebar, I guess it's a link to your blog right?

  12. This post is super encouraging. I find myself doing making this mistake far to often but I plan on working on it :)

  13. Love this, such a good post!

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  14. great post! you've got a beautiful blog!
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  15. Such sweet post!
    You are a very positive person!

  16. Hey Leah,
    What a great and inspiring post! I totally have the same feeling of wanting to be someone else and wondering why I can't be like so and so... but you're right. There's only one me and one you and don't we just have to learn to love and accept who and what we are? :)
    *steph x

  17. Love your blog! Thank you for stopping by hun. Will follow you back x
    Maria //

  18. So true, I feel like this soooo much and always see others getting so lucky thinking 'why can't that be me' but there's no point moping around and like you said we should just try be the best us we can be and make whatever we want out of our lives! Very inspiring :)

  19. What a wonderful post I really needed this today thank you :)
    Emily xxxx

  20. This is really sweet - it's nice to be reminded to take a step back and look at things properly. Lovely post!

  21. You are so cute! What do you think about following each other?

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  23. What a post, this is honestly the most refreshing thing I've read in a long time! It's so true, even I'm guilty of it sometimes! Here's to being me haha, the twit and whatever else I am!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, now following! :) xx

  24. great post :)

  25. What a very inspirational post. Indeed, all of us are created unique and special in our own simple ways. Nice quote!

    Anne of

  26. great post and great reminder to all of us!

  27. Nice post!

  28. Very inspirational, really love the message. I used to have a social anxiety problem but I found the best way to get over it was just to throw myself into multiple social situations and it's so much easier to meet people now. I find usually doing what scares the shit out of me makes me evolve so much better and faster.

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  29. I am not perfect either, lol. clearly agree with u about having a purpose, and I have found mine.
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  30. Great post!!! I agree. I wish I was more outgoing sometimes. I see people who act how I wish I could act but my insecurities always get the better of me. While I agree that we shouldn't wish to live someone else life but our own instead. I feel that we have it in us to lead the lives we want to lead. It's all about going out of our comfort zone. It may be harder for us as introverts to step out of our bubbles but we don't have to resign ourselves to always being that way. We can change. :)

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  31. I really love this post. I've never actually heard that last quote before (and I've read a lot of quotes) and it really resonated with me!
    Definitely going to be following you, and of course you're not obliged at all but if you'd have a little look at my blog that would make me smile :) xoxo

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  32. Love this so much. I definitely needed to hear this at this exact moment. I'll be starting a new college semester next week and I'm scared about meeting new people. I agree so much with sometimes wanting to trade lives with other people but I force myself to think the same way: that I shouldn't waste time living through someone else's life when I have my own that is waiting to be lived! :)

  33. Your blog is amazing and this post is so interesting, I really enjoyed reading it!
    Would you like to follow each other? Take a look at my blog and let me know ;)
    Kisses from Argentina, sweetie!!!

  34. Very inspiring post, I love the quote attached to the image too! You are so stunning!

    now following you :)


  35. Great post, well said :)
    You look so pretty! xx

    // Inês Paúl //

  36. Brilliant post. Everyone should learn to love themselves. I definitely think it gets better as you grow older though. Little things stop appearing so important :)

  37. I moved to an entirely new place and it's been like ten months but I feel like I never adjusted! Reading this just made me feel good though. Thank you :)

    Following you now :) x

  38. What a beautiful post ! I absolutely loved it. Everything you wrote here is so true.
    Everyone is different and we all have our qualities and flaws but we are who we are and we should not wish we were an other person because everyone meets problems in his life...
    Instead of wishing we were someone else we just have to be us, to be true and to do what we want to do with our lives.

    Love your thoughts !
    Christie, x.