Marilyn Monroe Once Said…

Marilyn Monroe born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 and died on August 4, 1962. Marilyn was an American actress, model, and singer.

All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same. – Marilyn Monroe

There are many other things that women or girls want but I do have to agree to a certain extent. There are so many men in our lives or lifetime who say, “I’m not like him.” or something similar and then when they do something similar to what he did we are set back to the first and other multiple times whatever experience we went through occurred. Most women tend to have a long memory especially when it comes to trauma. It is not that we want to torture ourselves but the body remembers trauma and it takes time and hard work to come to terms with trauma.

This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes. It’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess up. – Marilyn Monroe

That is something that we often forget is that we are in control of our lives. Granted it depends on how old you are but there’s still plenty of things we’re in control of as children. I’m not saying that shit doesn’t happen or we should do foolish things to possibly get us into worse situations or we shouldn’t try to get out of bad situations. We should, we need to try to get away from abusive people, people bullying you, molesting, raping, putting you down, neglecting. We need to be decent to each other because while we may learn or experience things it is our choice to not pass those things on to others. Choose to be a decent human, choose to stand up to domestic violence, choose to stand up against sexual assault, choose to stand up to violence, choose to stand up against crime… choose to live.

I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. – Marilyn Monroe

I cannot tell you how much this resonates with me and how much I agree with this quote because it is me and is probably many of you. We have to be selfish, impatient and many are a little insecure. Everyone has and will make mistakes and get out of control and at times hard to handle and I do believe that when someone says they love you and you’ve gone through some serious shit in your life that it takes time and lots of mistakes and after abuse, trauma we are at our worst and it can bring the worst out of us. If you cannot handle us at this difficult time, this time that it takes us to work through trauma and at times be hard to handle and you know that there is good and you have seen our good and have patience to endure this rough patch as we work through it you will get that good part that will shine bright.

We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid so are regrets. – Marilyn Monroe

I agree that we should live before we get to old and that we need to remind ourselves to live and not just be mindless robots. Fear can be stupid but fear is something that teaches us about life and we all have some regret at one time or another but we need to not focus on those regrets. Live your life, allow yourself time to heal as much as you can from traumatic events and try to let go of regret. Do your best to move forward with your life and incorporate what has happened to you to make you stronger, to help you survive and thrive.

Candle in the Wind – Elton John (Tribute to Norma Jean Baker aka Marilyn Monroe)