I haven’t really been in the mood to write this past week. Work has just been draining and I’ve kind of been in a funk. I feel like I am on the edge of a new beginning, but I can’t quite see what it looks like just yet. Let me tell you, it is a completely humbling and frustrating feeling all at once. I read this post and wanted to cry. Mostly because I can completely relate. I will share more of my experiences and journey soon, but standing up for myself, my life, and my dreams is still something I struggle with. I knew at 18, after I graduated from high school, that I could not be in school anymore. It was sucking the life out of me. I didn’t listen though. I only listened to the voices of fear around me, instead of the nagging voice inside me that was begging for me to listen. I want to begin a series on here, writing about my journey the past four years, as well as the dreams I have for the future. I am really writing it for my own healing and understanding, but I want to share it so others can relate and share their experiences too. That’s how we learn, and that’s what life is about anyway, right? I will leave you with something I wrote a couple of months ago in a moment of inspiration.
“Your path will look different from those around you. You might take your own way, go against the grain, and disappoint people in the process.
It will feel scary, impossible, and completely right. Just keep moving forward, no matter what.
But always remember one thing- Don’t ever feel bad about being who you are. Don’t ever compare your life to anyone else’s. You came here for your own purpose, your own path.
Just because it may not look like theirs, doesn’t mean it’s wrong- it just means it’s yours.
You have more talent, intelligence, and passion than you recognize.
The only way to live your life is to look forward; to look up at the stars and breathe in the night air, knowing that those stars are shining for you.
They follow you everywhere you go, beckoning you to shine.”