Commitment. This word leaves a bitter taste in many persons’ mouth. Whether it is commitment to your studies, a relationship, getting up to exercise, or even eating healthy – these all require some degree of commitment. In order to be successful at anything in life, you have to make the determination in your heart that you will commit – not halfheartedly or until things get a bit difficult you give up – but a long lasting, unwavering commitment to the end.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) – Shakespeare
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts…” As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII – Shakespeare
Both quotes relevant: past, present and future.
I’ve always loved my name (“Tara Lynne Taylor”). Something I would never consider changing about myself. My first name means ‘star’ in Sanskrit and Hindi amongst other languages. My maiden name (“Beaver”) will always represent a part of who I am, but since getting married, it represents more of the ‘past’ me. My middle name is a mix of my past, present, and future, as it’s a name shared with my Aunt and my daughter. I’m not going to bore you with an explanation:) That’s a story for another time. Please just trust that it will make a bit of sense by the end!