Thursday, December 15, 2011

Excuses are for losers

This is a piece of paper that I've had for over ten years. An English Teacher at my high school had this posted on his door. I'm not sure how I obtained it, I may have taken it or asked him for it, but I've had it ever since. Whenever I feel uninspired, lazy, or like I need to improve on a skill -- I dig it out and read it. I remind myself of the person I once was and, hopefully, continue to be.

I'm not writing this to encourage you to find your spirit. I've done that before. I like the memory and I want to share it with you. If you are inspired as a result then that's good too.

If I were rewriting these words to myself, today, I would say following:

FACE IT. No one owes you a healthy body. Eating cookies for breakfast is directly related to how you feel later today. Oooooppps.


  1. Victoria, Love this quote & love your blog! You're an inspiration :)

  2. Thank you very much!! I'm reading from Hungary. This quote is inspirating!:)

  3. I don't think you're blogging anymore, but I found my way to you via the Joan Didion memoir essay... But this list of No Excuses is so true and probably remains relevant for a long time! As for the cookies for breakfast, I'd add pretzels for dinner. Sour cream and chives flavour 😊