I have a few words to say about you. Yes, you.
First of all, did you know that you are special? That you are loved? That you are important to someone?
Did you know that you’re somebody’s reason to smile and you’re really talented at something?
I’m sure somebody has told you that you have some great quality; something about your personality is awesome.
In fact, I bet there’s somebody somewhere saying or thinking something great about you right now.
Where am I going with this? Well, from here – now that you’re smiling a little – I wanted to just remind you to be yourself.
Are you laughing at my cliché reminder? Well, stop. This is serious. Be yourself.
If I have learned anything in these past few months, it’s that you should never let the world’s opinion of you change you.
Face it, we are already a product of society; how we act, the way we dress, the things we say are all factors that we have learned from the world around us. BUT. There is some reason that we are not all the same. The reason is that there is nobody in this world that is capable of being as good at being you, than you! (I know, it gets more cliché as I go).
Really, though. No matter what ugly gossip is going around about you. No matter what those girls say behind your back in the break room. No matter what people say you’re bad at. No matter what magazines tell you that your style is lame. No matter what your talent(s) is/are. No matter what time you get in the 5K. No matter what your horoscope says. YOU ARE YOU, and nobody can change that unless you let them.
Food for thought. ♥
So. Where do I start? This year has not gone as I’ve planned, despite how happy my last post (in October) sounded. I don’t know if I should go into extreme details, but I just want to start over as I have in the other aspects of my life.
At first I thought about starting a completely new blog, but then I thought no. This has been my blog from the beginning, and it is the one thing I won’t throw away. So here I am, my lovely subscribers and readers, blogging sunshine per usual.
I have learned so much in the past month, so many things I had never really seen before. I’ve learned how to be an adult and how to be independent. I’ve realized how important my parents and my friends are in my life. And I’ve especially seen how much I’ve missed blogging!
So, I’m back for real this time. And that’s a promise. Got it?
From this blog on, it is a new beginning. A new journey.
Trust me. I’ve got a lot to share 🙂
“People change and things go wrong,
But just remember that life goes on.”
I feel like more than ever, I’ve seen recently how much people can change – quickly, too. Sometimes it is like you turn away for a split second and when you look again, someone you have known so well is almost unrecognizable. At times, these things are bearable or understandable; at other times, you can hardly stand to hear what this person has to say. Sometimes it is like you never even knew the person at all and they never knew you either. I guess one has to realize that life goes on, of course, and maybe you too have changed. It is just a part of life, I believe.
I need to realize that, too.
And just to make everyone a little happier – some animated gifs (:
Feel better Justin 🙂
“I’ve learned that no one can tell me who I am,
but those people who have torn me down
have surely showed me who I am not!”
I chose this quote for today because of how relevant it is to everyday life. It seems as though our purpose in life is to find out “who we are” and never give up on that person. However, I see life as a piece of artwork that is never truly finished. Each day for the whole of our lives, we find something knew about ourselves: things we enjoy participating in, types of people we love, foods we like or dislike …. our palettes are forever-changing!
I’ve also noticed in my own experience that while no one can define who we are (if we choose not to let them), people truly shape our lives in many ways. The experiences we have with others, how we view people, the way that people treat us all play a role in how we view ourselves and act later. Think about the people who have shaped you.
What or who has made you choose to stay and not stray from the path you are on?
Epiphany of Last Night:
I realized that the painting of who we are is never completed and never will be. Until the day we die, there will be something new that can be discovered or enjoyed or disliked that we never knew of before. The world is full of so many things; one cannot possibly experience them all.
I saw a change in someone I care about yesterday evening which sparked this thought. I saw in him that sometimes, people see things inside themselves that scare them or give them a completely different outlook on who they are. In this instance, the change is outrageous. In just a matter of hours, a personality and actions were changed. It was truly inspiring and lovely.
It is Friday, dears; one four-day week over, one more left to go. My iGoogle has informed me that there are only seven days, twenty-one hours, and thirty-three minutes until I get to see my boo (: ❤
A weekend of work and studying awaits me. Have a great one (: