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.
First, I’d like to start out by saying I’m sorry for my lack of posts in the recent weeks; my schedule has been beyond crazy. Sure, I’ve had a few minutes here and there that I could have squeezed in a post, but then it would have been forced. When I blog or when I “write” I like for it to come naturally, something that actually means something to me, or something that’s happening in that moment in my life that could potentially be happening to others. But here I am, sitting at school, attempting to study for what feels like the midterm of my life, and all I can think about it blogging. Crazy, isn’t it? How someone can love something so much? And I’m not talking about how I love blogging, I’m talking about how I love writing. I’m lucky enough to have found something I’m passionate about; and that’s what life really is, isn’t it? Finding something you love and turning it into a career? As an English major I have a love/hate for reading and writing. I hate that in school I’m forced to do, yet when I’m not doing either of the two, I find myself yearning for it (hence, reasons why I started a blog). and It’s funny because it’s not only with English that people are like this, and it’s not only me that’s like this; people feel this way about so many things. For example, you can be an accounting major and hate every minute of it while you’re in class, but you think about your future as an accountant and it all seems worth it. Same for business majors. You stress yourselves out, pull your hair out doing presentations and papers; yet you have so many ideas and visions that it makes you excited to put it all to the test in your future. That’s what life is, finding something you love and running with it, turning it into something magical, something you’re passionate about. Hate it now and love it later; turn your hard work into something you can’t live without.
Life never seems fair, really. You work too hard. You try too hard. You love too hard. And then it all feels like you did it for nothing. But you’re wrong, it was for something. For the sake of pushing yourself and bettering yourself as a human being. For making yourself feel worthy and strong enough. You can stress yourself out by juggling a million things at a time, or take things at a slow, steady pace and make it the best you can… all while being happy. Be a lover of life, not someone who hates every moment of it. The only thing we have in this life is the freedom to be happy and be who we are. Don’t let it go to waste because you think you need to kill yourself tryna play the game. You’re smart, you’re strong, and you’re great. Let it shine, and embrace the one life you’ve got.
Keep yourself busy, it makes you stronger. I know when life gets tough being busy is the last thing you want. You want time to yourself; time to relax. But it’s the busiest times that make you realize how strong you are, how brave and powerful you are. No one will make your dreams come true, except for you. YOU have to be the one to work for it! YOU have to be the one to push yourself! YOU have to be the provider for your own life. The tired days become the most rewarding. The hard days become the greatest life lessons. Through the bad, there is something greater- push yourself to find that something greater; I promise you it’s there. Good things happen to good people, and the best things happen to those who deserve it, those who work for it.
I’m not perfect, but I embrace my flaws. I’m glad I’m not perfect, because it shows that I am human. I make mistakes and I learn from them. It takes me time, but I get there. Because great things take time. Fairy tales and journeys through life hit rough patches, are roller coasters, and are never easy. I love, and I love hard. I screw up, and I screw up big. But I will never give up on anything that means something to me. I’m a pain in the rear end, but when things turn around, life is beautiful. I know what I want, and I will make it happen. I know what it takes, and I’m not stopping until I have it. You can judge me, hate me, pick on me, put me down, but I know who I am and what I’m worth… I know what I have and what I don’t want to lose.
There’s no such thing as being too young to think or envision your future. Be smart and wise, and think ahead. Plan ahead. Want more. People think that because you’re in your early 20’s you’re too young to be in love, too young to know what you want, too young to start you’re real life… But they’re wrong. 20’s are the years to figure yourself out. 20’s are the years to make your mistakes, and start making the right choices. Make it happen. Prove the world wrong. Be the 20 year old that’s not expected. It’s okay to be different. It’s okay to start your life early. No such thing as too young or too old in this world… Go to college at 50. Think about what kind of house you want, or how many children you want at 20. If you’re thinking about it, and can see it, it can happen; so make it happen. Don’t listen to what people say, what people are thinking, or how YOUR actions make THEM feel. Do what you want, think how you want, and worry about how your actions make you feel.
Way too young to be dealing with stress or anything that is going to cause me stress in the near OR distant future. 20’s are the years to be free and careless, to have fun and find who you really are. I’m all about putting your grown up pants on and making moves, but only when it comes naturally and willingly. The worst part of life is being TOLD that you have to grow up. Granted we’re all supposed to grow up sooner or later, but that doesn’t mean taking away our youth and throwing us into the deep end without knowing how to swim. Life’s about choices, I want to be able to choose to stay young, but be responsible. Life shouldn’t be hard. For anyone. Period. I just pray and look for the positivity that all of us who are working hard to give ourselves a better life, come out on top of it all- hoping the stress is worth it.
Do it because you love it.
Don’t let anyone tell you “no.”
Do things carelessly and fearlessly.
Don’t be afraid to be you.
Do what makes you happy.
Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not.
Do right to those around you.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
There are so many do’s and don’t’s in this world; but who’s to tell you what’s right and what’s wrong? Well, some of the things in life are simple, yet people like to complicate them because they’re bored and tired. Don’t let someone tell you how to live your life and what YOU should be doing. Let people speak. But choose wisely on what advice you’d like to take away from it all. Not everyone is built and functions the same way, so not everyone’s rules are the same. Be the creator of your own rules and don’t be afraid to stray away from what everyone else is doing and trying something new.
Happy New Years everyone! As we’ve entered the new year, everyone’s mentality is “new year, new me;” however, let’s not forget about the old you either. People look for any excuse to change who they are, and that’s good, change and motivation is good- but change isn’t everything. That job you hated and quit because you thought it was a waste of time, lesson learned.. It helped you realize that’s not the field you want your career in. That boyfriend or girlfriend you broke up with because it was a waste of time, showed you what not to do in your next relationship. The body you so desperately want to leave behind in 2014, is the reason you’re pushing for a healthier lifestyle. Just because things seem bad, or seem like a waste of time, doesn’t mean they are. Most of the things we hate most in life are our most valuable lessons. Stay motivated, but remember who you are- the old, and the new.
Fight for something you love. Fight if it’s important to you. Fight if it’s someone you love. Fight if you know that in the end the bumps and bruises will have been worth it. Fight to be a better person in life. Fight the battles and win them all. There is something or someone out there in this world that’s worth fighting for. Find it, and fight hard. If you want it, go get it- and don’t stop until it’s yours. The best thing in life are free, but they also don’t come by so easily. Build yourself up to be someone strong, to be someone pushing for more out of life. Life truly is about winning, because it’s a constant battle. There’s going to be someone prettier, more handsome, smarter, and all of the above and in betweens; but there will never be another you. And there is someone or something out there that’s waiting for you to fight for them/it.