It’ll all be worth it in the end, right? Life is all about making the most of things. Homework can stress you out; work can stress you out; life can stress you out. But you need to look at the positive side of things at the end of the day. You’re healthy, you’re strong, you’re brave, courageous, and full of love. Because if you weren’t any of these things, you wouldn’t be where you are today. Take a minute to reflect on your accomplishments and the goals you’ve achieved, rather than taking a moment to think about what needs to be done next. Give yourself a pat on the back instead of a kick in the butt. Most people aren’t where you are today. Granted, you want more for yourself, but you need to give yourself the credit it deserves for coming this far along. Life throws all kinds of curve balls, slow pitches, and fast balls at you. Get up to the plate, and dominate- just like you’ve been doing. You are the cause of your own stress, because you are the person that continuously puts the pressure on yourself that you don’t need. You know very well what is going to make you happy, so just go for it… But don’t kill yourself over it. Be proud of who you are because you’ve done a good job thus far.
I love when people sit around and wait for something to happen in their life. I’m not saying I’m the most energetic person in the world and that I expect things to happen almost instantly. I’m just in the middle. I work hard, but also know that things can’t happen over night. However, some people just don’t understand the concept of going after what you want. People don’t understand that life isn’t going to hand you your happy ending on a silver platter while you lay in front of the tv watching Lifetime movies or ESPN. If you want something, you need to get up and get it yourself. You need to work towards that thing you want so badly and stop thinking it’s going to fall from the sky one day. Whether it’s for your career, for your relationship, or for your health, you have to be the one to take initiative to make a change and make a difference.
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.
Hey ya’ll, sorry for the late post. Busy, busy bee trying to stay on top of it all. On that note, I’d like to take a second to talk about keeping busy. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with an amazing company; however, it took a lot of work. It’s sad that everything is based on technology, and “sending in a resume” just doesn’t do us justice. Our work experience on a piece of paper doesn’t show who we really are, and it’s sad. It’s sad that everything is based on technology and that we don’t get to express ourselves and our ability to companies- because everything is over the Internet. It’s a tough world, but we all need to keep pushing and keep fighting. The harder life is, the stronger we become. Don’t ever give up, and don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You know your worth, so prove that you’re all you can be and that you can survive and conquer.
It’s crazy how encouraged college is. Can’t get a job without a bachelors, some even a masters. And even if you spend all of your time busting your a** trying to get these degrees, getting a job after graduation isn’t guaranteed. We spend all of this time, and especially MONEY, for what? To get the sh*tty end of the stick and be stuck with nothing? If it’s so encouraged to get a higher education, why is it so difficult for us to put that education and hard work to use? It just makes you question it all. Is it really worth it?