Resonating with me today is this quote from Rhonda Hetzel's book, Down to earth: a guide to simple living.
"Stop living according to the expectations of others and focus on building a life that is unique to you. It's okay to say 'no' to others and 'yes' to yourself. Be mindful, make your own decisions, work out what will work for you and don't feel guilty or undecided if your family or friends aren't doing or don't understand what you do. Imagine your own life, and how you want it to be, then work to make that vision a reality."