no amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.
// maya mendoza //

I've always felt there were two kinds of humans on planet Earth. Those afraid of what may lie outside the square mould of conformity. And those repelled by the notion of perpetually pausing inside such a deceptive facade of security.

I've also pondered if the enlightenment of the latter was something everyone eventually stumbled upon during their lifetime here. Be it in the first few years of ones life or at a much, much later stage.

Being someone repulsed by conformity, it's interesting to observe a loved one as they blossom with this inner change; morphing from a caterpillar to an even more resplendent butterfly. No longer content remaining in that overcrowded wave pool, they yearn for the real thing. Artificial anything no longer suffices. There's a sincere glint in their eye and an earnest bounce in their step as they pursue a more meaningful life; one bountiful in happiness and purpose.

It's glorious to finally have a comrade, someone who now understands the highs and lows that come with pursing dreams so far beyond the norm. There's also a faint personal pressure to guide accordingly and impart as much wisdom as seemingly possible. You're torn because you don't want to see them fumble and fall as you once did and yet you know that such lessons are essential for their own personal growth and journey.

-Sxx

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no amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.
// maya mendoza //

I've always felt there were two kinds of humans on planet Earth. Those afraid of what may lie outside the square mould of conformity. And those repelled by the notion of perpetually pausing inside such a deceptive facade of security.

I've also pondered if the enlightenment of the latter was something everyone eventually stumbled upon during their lifetime here. Be it in the first few years of ones life or at a much, much later stage.

Being someone repulsed by conformity, it's interesting to observe a loved one as they blossom with this inner change; morphing from a caterpillar to an even more resplendent butterfly. No longer content remaining in that overcrowded wave pool, they yearn for the real thing. Artificial anything no longer suffices. There's a sincere glint in their eye and an earnest bounce in their step as they pursue a more meaningful life; one bountiful in happiness and purpose.

It's glorious to finally have a comrade, someone who now understands the highs and lows that come with pursing dreams so far beyond the norm. There's also a faint personal pressure to guide accordingly and impart as much wisdom as seemingly possible. You're torn because you don't want to see them fumble and fall as you once did and yet you know that such lessons are essential for their own personal growth and journey.

-Sxx

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

70 comments

  1. such nice boards .. loved them :)

    Thank you for your wonderful comment in my previous post :)

    Maybe you'd like to see my new post Mama Mia How I spent Diwali :)

    Love
    Akanksha

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  2. I really loved your text dear, so beautiful.
    Totally agree.

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  3. Beautiful selection of pictures :)))

    Federica Di Nardo
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  4. That is such an interesting quote! :)

    Good point too, about needing to let people have their own journey. It's good to offer help and advice but in the end we need to let people live their lives.

    Hope you're having a good start to the week :)

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  5. Lovely post & nice quote, dear! Hope you had a great Halloween! xoxo

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  6. This is really nice! Happy Halloween.


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  7. This post was so beautifully written

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  8. This is such a lovely and inspiring post, beautiful! Growing up, I've always been more comfortable staying within my comfort zone, but as I've gotten older, things changed tremendously and I've been open to taking more chances, many times having done that! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us and I hope you have the best week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  9. Looks awesome and great content.
    Thanks for Diwali wishes and the lovely comments on my recent outfit post, I deeply appreciate it!!MyLyfeMyStory

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  10. Yes, so true! Luckily I managed to escape such a routine earlier this year...

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  11. Kudos on your attitude toward life and on pursuing your dreams!
    As someone who tends to be reclusive with their non-conformity bottled up I very much admire your brave outlook on life, and your resolve to enjoy it.
    You are, in fact, "Solid Gold" and "Good News" :)

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  12. I love those words you wrote there. That's deep and only someone who has deep knowledge to obeserve can write that. Thanks girl


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  13. I find it really hard to keep my (big) mouth shut when it comes to giving advice in areas when I've lived + learned; I just want to HELP the person not make my mistakes! And yet, the mistake-making is often the greatest lesson. :)

    -Ashley
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  14. You are such a good writer! Making me feel all the feelings haha. I was never much for conformity. I don't particularly take well to change, but I've always known I wanted to see the world and do something truly great with my time on earth. Starting my own blog has made me see so much potential in myself. And now I don't ever want to work for anyone ever again. So done with the conformity!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  15. What a wonderful quote! It is hard to watch someone you care for struggle but like you said, sometimes it's necessary for them to learn from it and grow from the experience.

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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  16. Such beautiful words you wrote, hope you have a lovely day :) xxx

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  17. I think one of the things I've enjoyed about blogging is seeing how others started and how they've grown over the years. It's a really awesome thing to see. Even with myself. I look back at earlier posts and I've changed a lot. I always like to see people move upward.
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  18. I guess we all or most of us at least get to that stage where conforming no longer cuts it. And the need to step outside the box becomes more urgent than ever. In doing us, we not only grow but also make mistakes along the way. I guess we learn from those and there is no better teacher than lessons learned. We share our lessons in hopes of bettering someone else's journey. And the cycle repeats.
    Howdy beautiful?

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  19. wonderful board
    I posted a NEW OUTFIT, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    fashion blogger
    kiss

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  20. While I'm not exactly repulsed by conformity, the idea of it is not something that strictly appeals to me either. If it's possible, I think I may fall in between the two types.

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  21. Totally agree with you! Love your mood boards btw!

    xx
    Nicole | http://toogoldstreet.com

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  22. Gorgeous quote! Routine is killing and growing up with escaping from the zone of approved rules and conformity is just beautiful!

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  23. This post actually inspired me on a blog post I wanna write about. Really nice read. Good job :D

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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  24. Great post, feeling really inspired.
    Gemma x
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  25. I love this post and that first quote resonates so much with me :)

    Enclothed Cognition

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  26. I just love your written style :)

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  27. Your boards are so inspiring and lovely ;) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/11/d-redifined.html

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  28. So nice...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on gfc
    Let me know follow you then back.
    bye :)


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  29. Such a beautiful article both - visually and in writing <3

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  30. Gorgeously written, I love the quote at the top as well! :) AND the photos in this post are stunning!
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  31. Great post dear!

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  32. You are a really good writer Sonia!!! Lovely post!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  33. Thank you so much sweetie :D

    You always have the best design posts and interesting content. <3 Love your blog so mcuh!

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  34. It's true, our life is our own to draw and paint :)

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  35. You're such a good writer!!! Even though I try to leave my comfort zone from time to time, I am still stick in my comfort zone most of the time! It won't really get me to the places I want, so I should try more to leave that zone to explore the possibilities!

    Ela BellaWorld

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  36. What beautiful visual and verbal inspiration! May we all blossom and pursue meaningful lives full of purpose and happiness. It will be made all the better of course with a solid pair of shoes (those butterfly embellishes ones!)

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  37. I think you are really right with your thoughts! Although sometimes I have the impression that every person has at least one characteristics of inconformity :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  38. I have never really been a conformist, traditionally speaking, however I am aware that there are some things in our lives that are beyond our control, things that shape us form our environments, and such, etc. I think since I've had to move so much in my childhood that actually helped me to adapt and create my own immediate path, escaping comfort zones, and leading me to have develop diverse and long-term friendships. Love your inspirational board. Wish you a wonderful weekend, lovely. x/Madison
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  39. Very inspiring post and an amazing quote as well. Most times, I usually stay in my comfort zone but from time to time, depending on the situation, I will try and brunch out a bit.

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  40. I love that intro quote - I still find it difficult sometimes to "think outside the box" but gotta live a life with no regrets, right? nice mood board!
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  41. I just love your writing! Inspiring & relatable. x

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  42. Beautiful writing and a topic I think I'll always find fascinating. Funnily enough, I used to sit in the 'conformity camp' (haha) and then switched things up a few years ago and realised (as you've quoted) that ''no amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life''. Inspiring post Sonia!

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  43. Such a great post. Routine was killing me and will kill me if I ever get to be in one. I was thinking just yesterday when I thought about the possibility of working on a job were I cannot create something. I thought about it and realized that I would much rather kill myself (yep) than actually not be able to create.
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  44. This is such a beautiful and inspiring text! It's so important to let your personality grow in a good way.
    xx, Carmen - http://www.carmitive.com

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  45. I know, I am creature of habits and when I notice I am too much of the same routine all the time I shake it up with an unexpected trip to change things up xx

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  46. I'm definitely known for thinking outside the box, I don't like to always have to conform :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  47. Lovely post ♥ That's an amazing quote, I need to agree...
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  48. Such a beautiful text! Love it :)
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  49. I'm someone who is happy staying in my comfort zone for most of my life until I met my husband. He pushes me to do more and be better, always supportive throughout and I discovered so many parts of me that I didn't knew exist. Sometime we just need a little shove towards the right direction....

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  50. Awww I just loved it! sooo cute
    xx
    Yaya
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  51. Comfort and security s nice but doesn't bring much growth. We need challenges to change and sometimes a lil pain too. So as much as we want to protect ourselves and others, we also have to let go of our fears.
    Great words Sonia. Have a great weekend! :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  52. Absolutely loved that quote. And in a way I think most people stick to their routine because it's safe and the outcome is very well known. Killing off that routine will destroy that safety net however will give you the chance to become greater than one was ever to dream about

    Naomi in Wonderland

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  53. This is such a great post and really inspiring. I struggle with the mundane day to day tasks in life and always want to be doing something different and exciting but truthfully I guess that isn't always possible. I love the quote and the photos you have chosen :) x

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  54. You're so talented in writing ;) love your cute little photo board
    Nati xx
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  55. Love your writing! Great quote!
    xo Yvonne
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  56. It's about the journey and not the destination after all! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  57. Great quote :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/11/d-redifined.html?m=1

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  58. Wonderful post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase
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  59. Wonderful!!

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  60. I loved reading this post, dear! So inspiring and beautiful words :)
    The photos are so lovely, too.
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | Diy & Lifestyle Blog

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  61. This is such a great post! I think its great to be brave, step outside your comfort zone and be a little bit different to everyone else :)

    Rachel xx
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  62. I'm definietly the kind of person who always enjoy staying within their comfort zone! I don't know why but I've always been this way, I usually don't like change, taking chances and going against the waves, that just scares me! I used to be more rebellious as a teen, but I think I've really mellowed with age, haha. Thanks for sharing this beautifully written post! xoxo

    Kay
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  63. That was so beautifully written... You are very talented :) Love it! xx

    BeautyPepTalk

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  64. Great blog dear, keep it up!

    Xx,

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  65. beautifully said.. I believe I am more the former than the latter.

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