There comes a point in your life where you say to yourself, “enough with the bull, I gotta pick it up.” I know I always rant about how being young shouldn’t mean anything, but it’s always a subject of conversation because it’s the truth. The most irritating thing in life is not getting the same opportunity as someone half way through life already. It’s not your fault you were born in the year that you were born. Opportunities and motivation in life shouldn’t be based on age, but rather on your willingness to put in the work that is needed. You can’t have “experience” if no one is willing to give you the chance to GAIN the experience that so many businesses require. Life is a never ending battle of inequality. African Americans had to fight for their rights. Women had to fight for their rights. And it seem as though in today’s society, the youth is constantly fighting for their rights. How is it fair that someone at the age of 23 who’s willing and able to be successful and push themselves loses in the battle for a position over someone who’s let’s say 42. And why would they lose the battle? Because companies see someone who’s older and think “they probably have more experience, they could probably do more for us.” Sure, that could SOMETIMES be the case.. But not always. Wouldn’t companies want to bring in someone fresh and young, to continue on with the company? I guess not. My point is, is that it shouldn’t be this difficult for young people to get their foot through the door in this big world. Hello, land of opportunity.. Give us that opportunity to prove ourselves worthy.
New week, new you. Right? Wrong. You don’t need to press the restart button on life. Making mistakes is part of life. We learn and grown from our struggles in life. If you didn’t make mistakes, you wouldn’t be who you are today. The person that people love. Take what you’ve got and run with it, whether it be something big or small. Mold it and build your empire, the life you’ve envisioned in your wildest dreams. Life isn’t gonna wait for you, you’re the one that has to keep up with it. And I promise you, those experiences that you thought were a “waste of time,” might come in handy one day. So, moral of the story, don’t regret anything, all the experiences are just pieces to the puzzle.
As we’re in our early twenties, a lot of us are pushing ourselves to finish school. We struggle because we’re trying to find ourselves and what we’re supposed to do with our lives. There is so much pressure in our generation to be successful and earn a degree, and we’re all so caught up on trying to follow the path to success that we’re not looking around to enjoy the view on the journey, just looking at the ground and going through the motions. Yes, being successful and finishing school is very important, but make it something you enjoy. You can still focus on your studies and have fun and experience life; there is no one stopping you. No matter what you choose to do or don’t do, being yourself is what’s going to get you where you want to be. So don’t lose that you in the journey, enjoy the ride and take it all in. Because when the journey’s over, you’re gonna wish you appreciated it more.