"You don't need anybody's permission to live a creative life." Elizabeth Gilbert
Have you ever come across a person or situation in your life what you walked away a different person? A person so different your family and friends tell you "Wow, you've changed." It could be your closet friend from grade school, your cousin you spent every summer with as a kid, or the next door neighbor...each and every one of them will say this, repeatedly.
Maybe you finally started that yoga class you been talking about for months. Or that square dance class (I hear it's making a come back). Maybe you're spending more time in the coffee shop listening to poetry readings or gospel music and it's not sitting well with your friends, coworkers or family members especially your parents. Well guess what?
You don't need anybody's permission to take a poetry class.
You don't need anybody's permission to take a flying lesson.
You don't need anybody's permission to go back to school and get that degree.
You don't need anybody's permission to have interests that you never thought you would .
You don't need anyone's permission to have blue hair and a tattoo.
The only person you need permission from is you.
You be You and I will be me. How about that. Just be the best you can be today and everyday.
Give yourself permission to live, love, laugh today.