Three Quotes Challenge – Day One

I was nominated by the fantastic Millie Thom to participate in the Three Quotes Challenge. A remarkable and eclectic author and blogger, I have truly enjoyed our conversations and love reading her work. It is a huge honor to be nominated by a fellow writer who I admire so much both personally and professionally! πŸ™‚

These are the Β challenge rules:

  1. Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
  2. Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

There isn’t any particular theme I have to adhere to, so I’m going to go with some of my favorite quotes, with a brief description/blurb detailing why that particular piece means so much to me.

I am be nominating the following bloggers to participate as well (if they opt to do so):

Jessica at Lavender and Faith

Sabina at Victim to Charm

Kaitlin at Kaitlin Throgmorton


Easily one of my favorite quotes of all time (I use it as my blog tagline!) this wonderful phrase from Benjamin Franklin strikes a deep chord with me. Growing up, one of my greatest fears was being forgotten, not being remembered. When I studied the works of Benjamin Franklin in a literature course in college, I fell in love with his writing and with so many of his philosophies on life and living.

This particular quote ties into that young fear of mine, coupling both my desire to do something meaningful with my life and my passion for writing. Β It reminds me to live in theΒ presentΒ and to record those experiences through my words, to write everything that comes to mind as every thought, observation, and experience is precious in its own way.

I still want to do something impactful with my life. Whether that be complete and publish my novel (a lifelong goal), raise a child, make a difference in someone’s life, etc., I find that this quote is a daily reminder cherish every precious moment and to either do or write something fantastic that will (hopefully) leave a lasting impression.

 

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22 thoughts on “Three Quotes Challenge – Day One

  1. A lovely post altogether, Christina. πŸ™‚ Not only is it a wonderful and inspirational quote, but it’s a great photo, too. I really enjoyed reading about your childhood fears and your aspirations. With your determination and zest for life, I’m sure you’ll attain everything you aim for. You’re well on the way to writing that novel already. Thank you for accepting the challenge! πŸ˜€

  2. Ohhhh, what a great quote. And your write-up about it too. Interesting that you had that fear. My daughter has a fear of not living with us anymore when she grows up and gets married. So cute. I’m sure that will change. Heck, she’s only five. We are her world right now. Hehehe. I never had fears like that. The only fear I remember having was the fear of death.
    πŸ™‚

    1. Awww. I think every girl has that fear! I was SOBBING at my wedding (before the ceremony) in a private moment with my dad. I just felt like the worst daughter in the world leaving him for “another man.” πŸ™‚

      No idea where that fear started, but it has just stuck with me for some reason!

      1. Oh really? That’s so sweet Christina. I never had a great relationship with my dad, so I didn’t go through that. I wonder how my daughter will be on her wedding day then. Awwwwwww.
        πŸ™‚ ❀

      2. I was 27 and bawling like a 5 year old!! It was a really sweet moment and conversation with him that I will cherish forever. He is old-school German and isn’t much for sharing emotion (he shows his girls how much he loves us through actions vs words), so him saying things like how proud he was of me, how much he loved me, etc., was just priceless πŸ™‚ ❀

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