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Caroline Swickle Lived

Every part of Functional Rustic is inspired by my mom, Carol Swickle. Through her obituary I hope you are able to develop a better understanding of who she was and how her influence on my life inspired the creation of Functional Rustic.

Caroline L. Swickle, 65, of Oxford Michigan, passed away peacefully and comfortably at home with family on September 16, 2019.

Carol was born in Hazel Park on January 15, 1954. She graduated from Troy High School and earned her certification as an X-Ray Technician. She married Robert Swickle on June 3, 1977. Carol worked as an X-Ray technician and then was a homemaker for her 4 children. She was an active member of AA and had a passion for volunteering her time, guiding others in the program, and service work. Besides family she enjoyed golf, gardening, going up north and raising her dogs & various other critters.

Carol with Louie. Louie stayed by her bedside all the way until the end.

Carol was preceded in death by her son Andrew Swickle and both her parents Frederick and Harriet Laws (Grieve). She is survived by her husband of 42 years Robert Swickle, and children Sarah Palmer (David Palmer), Emily Swickle (Jon Dewhurst) & Natalie Swickle, her grandson Waylon Kibler and her siblings Frederick Laws, Marjorie Roth (Dieter Roth) and David Laws.

The Swickle Family: Carol, Emily, Sarah, Andrew, Natalie & Robert.

Public visitation will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm on Sunday September 22 at Pixley Funeral Home in Rochester, MI. Visitation will also be available on Monday September 23 at 9 am before the Celebration of Life service at 10 am. Service to be followed by a processional the White Chapel Cemetery where she will be laid to rest.

Her entire life Carol was an avid reader. From a young age and through adulthood she would take time to regularly delve into the pages of a good mystery novel set in an exciting and far away place. As she read those pages in her youth she could only imagine that she in fact would one day set out on her own adventures around the world.

Carol met Bob while she was working as an X-ray technician at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital.  Their first date was to the Michigan State Fair. Considering the amount of critters they would adopt over the years it is quite fitting that their love blossomed around animals. Every year since then they went hand in hand back to the fair and relived the excitement of their first date.

Carol and Bob. <3

Carol loved the outdoors and shared that passion with Bob. They joined friends at camp sites all around Michigan and created memories and traditions that would continue to the next generation. Together they traveled the country and then the world – Carol always looking effortlessly beautiful with her latest scarf wrapped around her head.

Together with Bob, Carol swam in the waters off of Monterey, visited the deserts in Arizona, explored the streets of New York and walked the piers and wharfs of the eastern seaboard. Just as her books took her to far away places – so did her beloved Bob. They visited Monte Carlo, explored the castles & villages of England during the Queens 25th Jubilee and were awed by the stunning views of Scotland and Wales.

Carol Swickle (Laws).
Carol Swickle (Laws).

Carol, ever the nurturer, was ready to start a family after she and Bob married. 1 son & 3 daughters later and she had the family she was hoping to build. Every night she tucked her children to bed and read them a story. Once she taught them to read on their own she always had a book on hand to offer as an afternoon read.

Carol was raised in a house filled with animals (she even once had a pet squirrel!) so she knew better than anyone that house is not a home until animals joined the household. Carol and Bob had cats and tropical fish as a couple but, as parents, the menagerie expanded. Her family has raised cats, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, turtles, frogs, geese, chickens and ducks. Not to mention she provided hospice care to many a dying bird brought home by one of her children.

Not only did Carol welcome all stray animals she also welcomed any person that wanted a snack or a place to call home for an afternoon. Holiday meals were always prepared with extra helpings because you never know which of her children’s friends will need a hot meal for the holiday. She was a second mom to anyone who entered her home.

The kids from the neighborhood called our house home too. Carol is pictured with Jenifer, Andrew, Sarah (that’s me!) and Jim.

As a mother Carol was in a league of her own. She maintained an immaculate house, provided a home cooked meal every day that her family enjoyed together, helped with homework and managed to get all four kids to hockey practices at three different ice rinks – Every. Single. Day. If her child was involved in an activity, she was there. She was also the kind of mom you really could talk about anything with. She listened. 

Carol volunteered too! When her kids attended Costello Elementary School she volunteered in the school library. Enjoying that work she next volunteered at the Friends Library in the Troy Public Library. (The Friends Library gathered donated books and sold them for a quarter to raise money for the library) In fact, the City of Troy honored Carol with an Award of Excellence for the work she did with the Friends Library. She also acted as troop leader for her daughter’s brownie troop – leading a generation of girls toward a life of service.

A life devoted to service and her children did allow Carol another chance to travel – this time as a family. Weekend trips up north spent fishing and looking for deer were the high light of every summer. Those camping trips Carol and Robert took with friends while they were dating became yearly memorial weekend camping trips with all of the families.

Mom got stuck in the mud while we were up north at Lost Lake Woods Club.
Mom had quite a productive garden that year!

Weekends were spent watching her son play baritone in high school band competitions and then at Michigan State University football home games. Band season wrapped up just in time for hockey tournaments and out of state hockey games every weekend. She never missed a thing. Once again, Carol was an international traveler – going back and forth to hockey games in Windsor and Sarnia on a regular basis.

Being a hockey parent enabled Carol the opportunity to get to see her children play hockey across the country – Chicago, New York, Boston and Anchorage to name a few. Hockey also took her and the family internationally throughout Ontario Canada and even games in Germany and Italy. She held hands with Bob while walking along the canals of Venice and smelled the musk of the Sistine Chapel with her four children by her side.

Bob & Carol Swickle, Outlaws of the Wild West!

Carol loved golf and played in a league. The winter thaw always started the countdown to the start of golf season. She spoke of her golf ladies often and always with a smile. The friendships she developed with them were truly special to her.

Carol had a passion for plants of all kinds. She had a green thumb and access to full sun so her life was filled with flowers and house plants. The gardens outside were elegant and well-tended and the plants inside were lush and green. Everything she touched grew into something beautiful – plants, food, animals and people.

Due to the anonymous nature of Alcoholics Anonymous, some may not have known how impactful the AA program was on Carol. Not only did it change her life but it also afforded her the opportunity to share her story with others and help guide them toward their personal path of recovery. Her regular meetings were her second home – her second family.

Mom and Dad up north. This is one of my favorite pictures of them. <3

Carol acted as a sponsor for many women over the years. She felt it such an honor and responsibility having that role. She knew what a profound and positive impact her sponsor had on her and she wanted to make sure she provided that same support for those she sponsored. She also led meetings for women in the Oakland County Jail and later the prison thus allowing those incarcerated to participate in the benefits of the AA program.  

It was humbling to know that her story was able to provide comfort and guidance to someone in need. Helping others work their steps helped her to stay focused on living her best life too.

The AA program provided Carol the environment she needed to thrive and live her best life possible. It helped her to live in the moment and appreciate the now. When she was diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer just few months ago that ‘live in the moment’ mind set became a necessity.

Mom on the porch appreciating the warm, soft breeze.

Fortunately for Carol, her lifetime of loving others enabled her to see her final months surrounded by beauty and knowing she was loved by many.

She spent her final months at home with plants she started growing when she and Robert were only engaged, with dogs and Muscovy ducks and a family of deer living in the yard. She spent her final months with her grandson Waylon and even met her grandniece Waverly. She spent her final weeks sitting on the porch admiring her flowers and the lawn she mowed herself on the zero turn. She lived in the moment. It was absolutely beautiful to witness. Her final days were spent in her home with family always close by and proud to be giving her whatever she needed to be comfortable. Her final moments were spent with her children by her side and Bob holding her hand.

Caroline Louise Swickle Lived.

Carol with her family. Front: Natalie, Waylon, Waverly, Amanda, Emily, Claire. Rear: Dave, Carol, Bob, Sarah.
When we still though treatment was an option mom was ready to face it head on. We all cut our hair so that we could donate it to make a wig for mom. It arrived the day she died.
Mom and I showing off our new hair!
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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.15.19

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.
And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.
And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.

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2. It is okay to be angry. It is never okay to be cruel.

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3. It’s not who you are that hold you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

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4. Do it with passion or not at all.

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5. You need you more than you need them. Trust me.

You need you more than you need them. Trust me.
You need you more than you need them. Trust me.

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6. Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.

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7. One of the most valuable lessons you can learn is to be calm when every part of you wants to scream.

One of the most valuable lessons you can learn is to be calm when every part of you wants to scream.
One of the most valuable lessons you can learn is to be calm when every part of you wants to scream.

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8. Be humble but let motherfuckers know.

Be humble but let motherfuckers know.
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9. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.

She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.
She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.

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10. Your mind is a battlefield, be its commander, not its soldier.

Your mind is a battlefield, be its commander, not its soldier.
Your mind is a battlefield, be its commander, not its soldier.
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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

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2. I manifest abundance by being grateful for what I already have.

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3. You must master a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.

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4. Integrity is not something you show others. It is how you behave behind their back.

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5. Give yourself some credit. You’ve come pretty far.

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6. She remembered who she was and the game changed.

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7. Sometimes, you just have to stay silent, because no words can explain what’s going on in your mind and heart.

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Sometimes, you just have to stay silent, because no words can explain what’s going on in your mind and heart.

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8. You and I are more than friends. We’re like a really small gang.

You and I are more than friends. We're like a really small gang.
You and I are more than friends. We’re like a really small gang.

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9. Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.

Don't mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.
Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.

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10. Self love is so important. Because when you’re all alone and it’s 3 in the morning and you’re lying on the floor crying and shaking and wishing it all would end, who’s going to be there for you? You. You have to pick yourself up and find the strength to carry on. At the end of the day, you’re all you’ve got.

Self love is so important. Because when you're all alone and it's 3  in the morning and you're lying on the floor crying and shaking and wishing it all would end, who's going to be there for you? You. You have to pick yourself up and find the strength to carry on. At the end of the day, you're all you've got.
Self love is so important. Because when you’re all alone and it’s 3 in the morning and you’re lying on the floor crying and shaking and wishing it all would end, who’s going to be there for you? You. You have to pick yourself up and find the strength to carry on. At the end of the day, you’re all you’ve got.
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  1. It’s okay to do things alone. It’s okay to vibe by yourself.
It's okay to do things alone. It's okay to vibe by yourself.
It’s okay to do things alone. It’s okay to vibe by yourself.

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2. When helping you is hurting me I cannot help you anymore.

When helping you is hurting me I cannot help you anymore.
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3. All great changes are preceded by chaos.

All great changes are preceded by chaos.
All great changes are preceded by chaos.

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4. Be your own kind of beautiful.

Be your own kind of beautiful.
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5. You are the artist of your life.

You are the artist of your life.
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6. It is about being fearlessly and relentlessly true to yourself.

It is about being fearlessly and relentlessly true to yourself.
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7. It’s not your job to like me. It’s mine.

It's not your job to like me. It's mine.
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8. Intuition makes sense after you follow it, not before. You don’t get to know the beauty unless you take the risk.

Intuition makes sense after you follow it, not before. You don't get to know the beauty unless you take the risk.
Intuition makes sense after you follow it, not before. You don’t get to know the beauty unless you take the risk.

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9. Self-care isn’t always manicures, bubble baths & eating healthy food. Sometimes it’s forcing yourself to get out of bed, take a shower and participate in life again.

Self-care isn't always manicures, bubble baths & eating healthy food. Sometimes it's forcing yourself to get out of bed, take a shower and participate in life again.
Self-care isn’t always manicures, bubble baths & eating healthy food. Sometimes it’s forcing yourself to get out of bed, take a shower and participate in life again.

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10. Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.
Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.
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  1. It’s ok to be a glow stick; sometimes we need to break before we shine.
It’s ok to be a glow stick; sometimes we need to break before we shine.

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2. Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.

Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.
Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.
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3. I am not who I was a year ago and that brings me so much peace.

I am not who I was a year ago and that brings me so much peace.
I am not who I was a year ago and that brings me so much peace.

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4. There are some things you can only learn in a storm.

There are some things you can only learn in a storm.
There are some things you can only learn in a storm.

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5. Putting myself first was a quiet thing – soft and certain, a gentle rebellion long overdue.

Putting myself first was a quiet thing - soft and certain, a gentle rebellion long overdue.
Putting myself first was a quiet thing – soft and certain, a gentle rebellion long overdue.

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6. When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.

When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.
When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.

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7. Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.

Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.
Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.

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8. Someone you haven’t even met yet is wondering what it’d be like to know someone like you.

Someone you haven't even met yet is wondering what it'd be like to know someone like you.
Someone you haven’t even met yet is wondering what it’d be like to know someone like you.

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9. She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.

She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.
She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.

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10. I like being alone. I have control over my own shit. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You’re not competing with another person, you are competing with my comfort zones.

I like being alone. I have control over my own shit. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You're not competing with another person, you are competing with my comfort zones.
I like being alone. I have control over my own shit. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You’re not competing with another person, you are competing with my comfort zones.
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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.11.19

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Switch your mentality from I’m “broken and helpless” to “I’m growing and healing”, watch how fast your life changes for the better.
Switch your mentality from I'm "broken and helpless" to "I'm growing and healing", watch how fast your life changes for the better.
Switch your mentality from I’m “broken and helpless” to “I’m growing and healing”, watch how fast your life changes for the better.
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2. Remember if you play small, you stay small. It’s okay to want more, do more, be more.

Remember if you play small, you stay small. It’s okay to want more, do more, be more.
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3. The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.
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4. Old ways won’t open new doors.

Old ways won't open new doors.
Old ways won’t open new doors.
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5. The tiger and the lion may be more powerful, but the wolf doesn’t perform in the circus.

The tiger and the lion may be more powerful, but the wolf doesn't perform in the circus.
The tiger and the lion may be more powerful, but the wolf doesn’t perform in the circus.
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6. A goal should scare you a little, & excite you a lot.

A goal should scare you a little, & excite you a lot.
A goal should scare you a little, & excite you a lot.
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7. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

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8. The key to success is to start before you are ready.

The key to success is to start before you are ready.

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9. Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.

Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.
Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.
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10. Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them.

Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them.
Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them.
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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.8.19

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Stop making people feel bad for liking things that make them happy.
Stop making people feel bad for liking things that make them happy.
Stop making people feel bad for liking things that make them happy.

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2. Too many critics with no credentials.

Too many critics with no credentials.
Too many critics with no credentials.
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3. Your silence gives consent.

Your silence gives consent.
Your silence gives consent.

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4. Kindness is free. Sprinkle it everywhere.

Kindness is free. Sprinkle it everywhere.
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5. Listen to many, speak to a few.

Listen to many, speak to a few.
Listen to many, speak to a few.

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6. The world is changed by your example not by your opinion.

The world is changed by your example not by your opinion.
The world is changed by your example not by your opinion.

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7. Be kind and full of love… but have boundaries like a motherfucker.

Be kind and full of love... but have boundaries like a motherfucker.
Be kind and full of love… but have boundaries like a motherfucker.

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8. Remember that once you dreamed of being where you are now.

Remember that once you dreamed of being where you are now.
Remember that once you dreamed of being where you are now.

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9. I don’t care what other people think of me. I enjoy my life with my own rules.

I don't care what other people think of me. I enjoy my life with my own rules.
I don’t care what other people think of me. I enjoy my life with my own rules.

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10. At the end of the day, all you need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better, and strength to hold on until it does.

At the end of the day, all you need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better, and strength to hold on until it does.
At the end of the day, all you need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better, and strength to hold on until it does.
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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.7.19

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. She is both, hellfire and holy water. And the flavor you taste depends on how you treat her.
She is both, hellfire and holy water. And the flavor you taste depends on how you treat her.
She is both, hellfire and holy water. And the flavor you taste depends on how you treat her.

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2. Heal, first. Or else, you will destroy everything in your way.

Heal, first. Or else, you will destroy everything in your way.
Heal, first. Or else, you will destroy everything in your way.
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3. Dear self, stay strong.

Dear self, stay strong.
Dear self, stay strong.

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4. I like people who smile when it’s raining.

 I like people who smile when it's raining.
I like people who smile when it’s raining.
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5. Feel it. The thing that you don’t want to feel. Feel it, and be free.

Feel it. The thing that you don't want to feel. Feel it, and be free.
Feel it. The thing that you don’t want to feel. Feel it, and be free.

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6. In twenty years, you will be more disappointed by what you didn’t do than by what you did.

In twenty years, you will be more disappointed by what you didn't do than by what you did.
In twenty years, you will be more disappointed by what you didn’t do than by what you did.

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7. A person’s mind is so powerful. We can invent, create, experience, and destroy things with thoughts alone.

A person's mind is so powerful. We can invent, create, experience, and destroy things with thoughts alone.
A person’s mind is so powerful. We can invent, create, experience, and destroy things with thoughts alone.

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8. You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.

You can't change what's going on around you until you start changing what's going on within you.
You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.

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9. Trust yourself enough to let go, shift, and uproot. Give yourself permission to shed who you used to be. You are allowed to start over and find new ways to bloom into your best self.

Trust yourself enough to let go, shift, and uproot. Give yourself permission to shed who you used to be. You are allowed to start over and find new ways to bloom into your best self.
Trust yourself enough to let go, shift, and uproot. Give yourself permission to shed who you used to be. You are allowed to start over and find new ways to bloom into your best self.

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10. Her Time: She has been feeling it for awhile now – that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her – she will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core – this is her time. She will not only climb mountains – she will move them too.

Her Time: She has been feeling it for awhile now - that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her - she will nurture it and let it grow. She won't let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core - this is her time. She will not only climb mountains - she will move them too.
Her Time: She has been feeling it for awhile now – that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her – she will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core – this is her time. She will not only climb mountains – she will move them too.
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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.6.19

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Be loud about the things that are important to you.
Be loud about the things that are important to you.
Be loud about the things that are important to you.

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2. Be as you wish to seem.

Be as you wish to seem.
Be as you wish to seem.
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3. When you build in silence, people don’t know what to attack.

When you build in silence, people don't know what to attack.
When you build in silence, people don’t know what to attack.

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4. Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.
Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.

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5. In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic.

 In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic.
In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic.

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6. Stop expecting. Start accepting. Life becomes much easier.

Stop expecting. Start accepting. Life becomes much easier.
Stop expecting. Start accepting. Life becomes much easier.

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7. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

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8. It’s usually not your job to detox toxic people. It’s usually your job to detox the part of you that resonates with their toxicity.

It's usually not your job to detox toxic people. It's usually your job to detox the part of you that resonates with their toxicity.
It’s usually not your job to detox toxic people. It’s usually your job to detox the part of you that resonates with their toxicity.

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9. Pay attention and keep breathing.

Pay attention and keep breathing.
Pay attention and keep breathing.

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10. Some girls are full of heartache and poetry and those are the kind of girls who try to save wolves instead of running away from them.

Some girls are full of heartache and poetry and those are the kind of girls who try to save wolves instead of running away from them.
Some girls are full of heartache and poetry and those are the kind of girls who try to save wolves instead of running away from them.
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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.5.19

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Make people feel good about themselves.
Make people feel good about themselves.
Make people feel good about themselves.

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2. Do the earth a favor, don’t hide your magic.

Do the earth a favor, don't hide your magic.
Do the earth a favor, don’t hide your magic.
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3. The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

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4. I really just wan to be the warm yellow light that pours all over everyone I love.

I really just wan to be the warm yellow light that pours all over everyone I love.
I really just wan to be the warm yellow light that pours all over everyone I love.

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5. “You’re gonna be happy,” said life, “but first I’ll make you strong.”

"You're gonna be happy," said life, "but first I'll make you strong."
“You’re gonna be happy,” said life, “but first I’ll make you strong.”