Saturday, August 29, 2009

quoted cameron diaz

"People who put labels on themselves limit themselves. If you are a woman who's been labeled as a sex symbol, for instance -- I mean, I am not saying that's the label people would apply to me. But if you see yourself that way, inevitably you get to a point when you are no longer a sex symbol. And if you can't move past that, you're putting a limit on yourself; you're arresting your development. And that's where I think a lot of women get in trouble. I mean, I'm not 25 years old anymore, nor do I want to be. I wouldn't even want to go back to being 30. You know what I mean? That journey -- I've done it already. I don't want to do it again. It's a lot of work to get through it, and I am excited about moving forward. I think that people get caught up in getting back to some place that they already passed. Or to a place where you cannot stay."

-- Cameron Diaz, to the June issue of Vogue, on evolving as an actress and as a woman.

I really like what she said here. I can relate to it because weeks ago, I'm sort of contemplating about aging another year with all the health crisis I'm going through plus career issues etc. It made me think of a lot of "what ifs", what if I did this when I was younger, what if I pursued that.. etc. Reading this made me realize that who I am today, is because of how my past molded me. Come to think of it, I don't want to go back to my past. Struggles before were different and I am glad that all of those struggles are over. When I think of what's ahead of me, it excites me. It also makes me realize of the blessings I have now. This quote is an eye opener. I don't want to limit myself anymore of what I can and cannot do. Age is just a number. It doesn't go hand in hand with achievements. I just need to face ahead and make things happen again. I can still be a risk taker at 25:) I am happy to be 25! I am now a "silver girl":) Quarter life crisis, boo-hoo! Adios!:)

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