February is Sylvia Plath month, and here’s the very first of my Sylvia Plath quote memes.
“Why can’t I try on lives, like dresses, and see which one fits me and is the most becoming?”
I chose this quote, from Sylvia Plath’s novel, The Bell Jar, to start this adventure off because, sometimes at this time of year, when you’ve struggled through January, you do feel a bit lost, right?
Sometimes, a whole other life seems so appealing. But actually shedding the life you have, on a whim, as quickly as changing a dress, isn’t that wise, or practical!
However, take motivation from this quote to make those changes to your life that you know you want to do. Stop being stuck in a rut! Engage with new people, start that new interest, find that new love!
My ‘new life’ plan this year, is age-old – ‘write that novel’, but, alongside this blog, I am determined to see it through!
And if all else fails, buy a new dress!