Why I Don’t Own a Turtle

I had a bizarre dream about turtles last night. I don’t remember the details, but I woke thinking about them. My brother caught a turtle years ago. He still has it in an aquarium in his house. I made a comment once that it never got bigger. It turns out that turtles, like many domesticated animals don’t grow to their full potential if they are caged. This makes total sense. Many of us never reach our full potential because we put ourselves in our “own cage”. We put boundaries and limitations on ourselves. We use negative words and thoughts to keep ourselves from venturing outside of our comfort zone. We create our own cages sometimes without even realizing we’re doing it.

It’s time to throw out the labels, excuses, negative thoughts, and self-made cages and grow. What limitations have you put on yourself?



About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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