A very famous author once said, “I hope that you live a life you’re proud of and if you’re not, I hope that you have the courage to start all over again” -F. Scott Fitzgerald. This happens to be something that I strongly believe in, something that I have said to myself a lot in the past few years while I have been discovering and molding who I am. I hope all of my readers realize that it truly is never too late to start a new. If you find you are living a life that is less than you dreamed of then I hope you will make changes in your life today to improve your future. Change is such a beautiful constant in all of our lives and yet so many shy away when they hear the word. Well, I want to suggest to anyone who may approach changes in their life with apprehension and fear to in the future try looking at those same moments with excitement and curiosity for the unknown that can be and will be.
Life, specifically life in our early 20’s is what molds the rest of our existence and what shapes our individual future. I know when we are young it can be hard to think about ourselves and to focus on what is best for our future. Instead, we focus our time on what our friends are doing or what other people in our lives are doing, but I want to instill the idea that it is important to let yourself grow into what you are meant to be. Stop focusing so much of your valuable time on what others may need and remind yourself of what you need for personal growth. By doing so, you will, in turn, help others as well. For by being your best self you inspire others to do the same in their daily life.
This year has been an eye-opener, to say the least. I realized it can be so healthy to let go of people who are not right for the life we intend to lead. Do what you need to do for yourself. Leave the guy, if he isn’t right for you. Drop the job if it isn’t a good fit for you. Move on from a town if the ideals are different from yours. Live! Move on! Do what will help you jump out of bed in the morning with the excitement of another day and the idea of the rest of your life being just what you want it because it can be just that. Live the life you want: explore, experience, and learn everything you can.
Have you always wanted something? Well go get it, dreaming about it won’t get you far. And I can sure as hell tell you that it won’t be handed to you. It might seem like people are holding you back, but it really comes down to you holding yourself back and by allowing others to hold you back it is the same damn thing. Let go of people who resist your change, this is your life to live and do what you want and what is right for you. So, be you! It’s cheesy, but it’s vital to remember that this is your life and this can be your moment, you just have to make it be. Life is lived best when we explore the knowledge that we have and invest in being ourselves more each day. Afterall this is such an easy concept and yet so difficult to master.
I wish for you, each of you that you look into the mirror and love what you see. And if you look in the mirror and see anything less, I hope that you will look at yourself softly and know that you can achieve the many things you wish to accomplish in life. Through determined thought for tomorrow make the changes that you always intended to make for yourself. Let go of things that hold you back from the life you want to lead. Stop running from something, because newsflash it is chasing you and right there always like your shadow. Embrace it and accept it- it’s you. Be the person you are running from because it is beautiful to see people being themselves. You are after all so incredibly unique.
Things I want to leave you with today:
- Let go.
- Be you.
- Be gentle.
Please always remember, live lightly and love courageously my dear readers.