When you’re young you’re told “everything happens for a reason” and you can’t help but be skeptical. It takes years until you realize how much that applies to you, but that moment when it finally does is priceless.
Every action has a reaction— so what if you didn’t become friends with your best friend? What if you didn’t move into the house you did?
Life isn’t about thinking about what could have been but taking a minute to notice what has occurred. I’ve had a lot of amazing opportunities come my way and I stopped to realize how many things wouldn’t have happened.
Each great thing that had come my way just makes me more thankful and humble. I’m forever grateful for each success I’ve accomplished but never forget how much things were meant to be. If you ever question a opportunity or event in life then you haven’t noticed there’s a bigger picture happening.
But the thing is, we’re all like that. Nobody wakes up when they want to. Nobody did all of their reading (except maybe the crazy people who win the prizes…) We have these impossibly high standards and we’ll probably never live up to our perfect fantasies of our future selves. But I feel like that’s okay.
We’re so young. We’re so young. We’re twenty-two years old. We have so much time. There’s this sentiment I sometimes sense, creeping in our collective conscious as we lay alone after a party, or pack up our books when we give in and go out – that it is somehow too late. That others are somehow ahead. More accomplished, more specialized. More on the path to somehow saving the world, somehow creating or inventing or improving. That it’s too late now to BEGIN a beginning and we must settle for continuance, for commencement.”
I don’t have a master plan for the next five years or even for the next five months but for the first time in 6 years that’s okay with me. Life is about chasing your dreams even if you have to stop to take a breath, just keep going there’s always a finish line.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.-Bob Dylan
I read that quote at least once a week and think: “wow how amazing and rare is it to say outloud that you’re doing exactly what you’ve always believed in?” I think it’s hard to stick to what makes you happy when so many other people tell you otherwise.
I fought to continue with journalism for 3 years now when I’ve had every single person tell I can’t and everytime I achieve something new, I just look back and laugh at all the negative things I’ve heard.
It’s not easy going for your dreams, but I was reading a tweet from WWE wrestler The Rock and it felt perfect for this that said: “there is no substitute for hard work and no success comes without struggle.”
I know i’m going to continue to hear no’s and be told I can’t but i’ve had so many of dreams already come true and I can’t wait to achieve many more. Happiness isn’t what people expect it to be,happiness really is just enjoying every single moment and doing what you love no matter what anyone says.
George Bernard Shaw once wrote, ‘There are two tragedies in life, one is to lose your heart’s desire, the other is to gain it’ maybe Shaw saw the bigger picture with the quote; It’s hard to have everything you want and not have to scarifice something.
It’s as though the door to you dreams is open but so is everything else on the opposite side? So how do you decide what’s right? How do you know when it give up something to gain something else?
I’ve spent 5 years coming from the bottom to have all the success I do now. If you would have asked me 5 years ago where do I see myself in 5 years, I would never imagine I would be who I am now.
I am beyond happy with every opportunity I’ve been given but I’ve also given a lot like friends,family time, and a long relationship. This isn’t complaining at all, its more about reflecting and realizing I may have given up things but I had to give up who I was to be who I am now and I don’t regret that.
I don’t really have a structured 5 year plan but if 5 years has passed and I am happy, I’m ready to take on the next 5 years one day at a time.