Nicholas Sparks once said, “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”
Have you ever seen that game, where a man stands in a box and there is a money flying all around him and he has to grab all he can before time runs out? Life is like that: you can keep what you get but it is all flying by so fast. How do you know which ones to grab? It’s all luck I guess. Luck. Fate. And Chance.
I like to think that I live a life that I genuinely love. I love that it isn’t perfect because there is more beauty in cracked things (that is how the light shines through) and it has a lot of up’s & down’s but I love roller coasters and that’s all life really is.
Too many people let other people and fear dictate how they should live their lives. What is an ego or popularity with out its power? I don’t do criticism well. I am very defensive. Now, most people see this as a bad thing, but why should I listen to some criticize me, when they themselves clearly aren’t perfect either? That’s what makes us beautiful. I don’t drink milk…ever. I love salads and I like to take a lot of pictures. I don’t plan out what I am going to say before I say it and even when I do, it turns out to be different as planned. I don’t like being told what to do or how to act because you are not me. It is my life. I will do and act how I please and believe is the right way to handle a situation. My parents raised me well enough to the point where they should be able to trust that I will make decisions to the best of my knowledge. I also really like being alone sometimes. People can perceive me in whatever way they choose, but the 13 year old Kelly that was victimized is here no longer, and I will not let myself be victimized by other peoples opinions. When life gets tough, would you be able to stick with YOU?
Where you go to school, your career path, how you dress, how you talk (etc) is YOUR choice. Not your parents, friends, and sure as hell, not society. If you desire life a certain way, don’t let anything stop you. Life the life you want to live. Yeah, it will be scary. It will be uncomfortable and challenging but you learn the courage and strength you have as a person. You will build yourself up and when you have confidence in yourself, you will not give others any reason to doubt you. I can promise you that your wildest dreams will unfold if you live your life for you.
I live my life for me and not for anybody else. I choose to surround myself with people & things that I love. Now, this is your life. This is your big audition. You can show up to it or you can miss the opportunity. But, if you show up, I believe you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Will you rise up? Or will you live the life other’s have chosen for you?
You always want to be the first version of yourself, not the second version of somebody else. Because we can all agree that the original is always better than the remake.