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 is beautiful no matter which way you look at it; when things are tough and when things are great. And sure, you’re probably thinking “why the hell would life be beautiful if it’s tough?” I’ll tell you why it’s beautiful; the most rewarding and magical moments are the ones that fall after the struggle. I’ve been fortunate enough to experience life to the fullest. The hard times, the good times, the confusing times, and the times where I couldn’t be more grateful to be alive; today was one of those days, a blessing.
Life is hardly ever the walk in the park that’s dreamt, especially when dealing with family. Family is there to get in the way, to complicate things, make your life harder, but they’re also there to make you feel the love… Which is probably why they drive you nuts. Family loves, and they love hard. They drive you crazy because they test your limits… but that’s what love is; pushing you to be all you can be. I can honestly say that’s what I grew up with, being tested. As I’m growing up I’m grateful for a not so perfect family. Growing up has been challenging, but it’s made it fun. My family has changed, and I don’t mean in their actions, I literally mean changed. I’ve created my own family, because family to me means something different than it does to other people. Blood doesn’t make you MY family. My family are the people who show me they want me to be successful and accomplish my goals, and vice versa. I promise to myself and the people that I call my family, that I will ALWAYS stand by them and push them to success, through the good and the bad times.
I will do better for my family, for my nieces and nephews, my brother and sisters, my moms and dads, and for the person who’s always giving me the tough love I’ve always needed. Thank you to the new addition to our family, Benjamin Patrick Gomez, born March 2, 2015, for the little reminder that we all have a little extra motivation to keep us moving along this year. Happy birthday, Ben!
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.
Do things for someone else.
Share your happiness with someone else.
Share your success with someone else.
Care for someone else.
Succeed for someone else.
Appreciate someone else.
Love someone else.
Strive for perfection in life, and for success, but do it with and for someone else. Having someone to share the big moments with, or having someone motivating you to accomplish something is more rewarding than just doing it for yourself. Granted, we should do and accomplish goals for ourselves, but on top of that we should be doing it for someone we love. Life is too short to celebrate alone. And by having “someone else,” I don’t mean a significant other; I mean, someone you love. Family. Friends. Anyone you could possibly love more than yourself, do it for that person.
Be humble. Be hungry. Want more. Don’t settle.
It’s never too late to change something about your life. In today’s society it’s okay, it’s actually a huge accomplishment, when people choose to go back to college. Or even for younger people like myself, it’s never too late to change your mind on your major. Find something you love and run with it. There are all kinds of things in this world that motivate and help us find who we are and what we want to be in our careers. As long as you’re humble and hungry for success, you’ll come a long way. Have options for yourself and don’t be afraid to try something new. Success takes time, so don’t rush anything. Be wise, but have fun. Don’t compete with your friends or the people around you, the bigger and more successful person wins by being humble. Good things come to those who wait… And most importantly, those who deserve it.
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.
There are all kinds of different people in this world. There’s good people, and bad people. Happy people and sad people. Rich people and poor people. People who want change in their life and people who don’t. Who do you want to be? Do you want to be better for yourself and your family? Then stick up for yourself. Be happy for you. Be bold for you. Work hard for you. There are going to be people who ruin your day, but the only way they’ll ruin it and bring you down is if you let them. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, life is what you make of it. Here’s your chance, it’s a new week. New week meaning fresh. Set a goal for yourself this week, to be happy for 7 days straight. And remember that goal when people are putting you down. Remember that you deserve to be happy and you deserve to reach your goals. Strive…. And succeed. Succeed for the people who said you never would.
Lately I’ve been told “it’s time to build our empire.” And it’s true; why is that so many of us are so eager to go out and find our dream job? Why aren’t we out there creating our dream job? So many of us fear failure, but we don’t realize that that’s part of the process. You have to take the beating once in a while to show you’re worthiness. In this world there are two different types of people: The optimist- whose positive mindset and admiration for life keeps them going and pushes them forward, not wanting to settle for anything less than they’ve ever imagined possible. And then, pessimist who goes through the motions just to get by; the person who lives life just to die. Be the optimist, enjoy the beautiful gift of life and make it something you want, because you only get one chance at it all, so make it a good one.
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.