just do you, ok?
At what point in your life do you figure out that you yourself are your number one priority in life? Is there a set age that we tend to figure it out, or is it something that takes years to establish?
There isn't a clear answer to that, at least I don't think
Too often do we see people running around looking for answers as to what they are supposed to be doing with their lives, who they are supposed to associate themselves with, what is considered a healthy amount of friends and acquaintances, and who we are supposed to wind up with according to the opinion of society.
You are supposed to go to school.
You are supposed to have a good job.
You are supposed to be successful.
You are supposed to be happy, in conjunction with the above.
Are you, though?
I think a lot of people have the tendency to compare themselves to the people they graduated with. It's a good base, they're the kids you grew up with, the ones you had your 'firsts' with, the ones you made some of the best memories with.
Take for instance my grad class. I'm 24 years old, so I graduated in 2009 from a Christian-based private school. High standards. I've already got fellow high-school classmates that are married, have kids, bought their first house, graduated university and have successful jobs (some even moved on to attend medical school, congrats). Meanwhile I'm over here still feeling like I'm trying to figure out a few things.
I know where I want to wind up, that's not a question I am faced with. But the things that make me feel accomplished are doing the laundry or like nailing a new recipe or hitting the books for 6 hours straight.
So why am I still comparing myself to those who have their lives together?
Because they look happy.
My new years resolution this year was to be happy. What that entailed at the time I'm not so sure; rather I have figured out a few things that already make me 10x happier than I was last year:
When I started my blog, I wanted it to be my safe place that I would have no limitations to what I wrote. I still feel that way, but in the six months of me running this database I have learned that it is a way for me to open up to the world. Society still terrifies me in some ways, but I think this is a pretty good step to learn how to be myself.
Food for thought for those who are reading, I want you to take this with you for the rest of the day:
Ethel Seward Stashuk
10/27/2015 07:54:50 pm
Dear grand-niece-you are a beautiful person-not just on the outside but on the inside. (in your heart) You have a lot on your plate -your life will work out in time and you,ll know what you want to do. Just go with what makes you content and happy. We all go through stages in life-and we can,t please everyone all the time-are you going to collage or working Richelle? I know your a stunning gal-love aunt Ethel
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