Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reality.

Sometimes, life is rough. You can count on that actually. It's a way of life, it's the way the world works. So what do you do about it? What can you do about it? What can you do when you find yourself in a rough spot, and you feel so lost and confused, and you just have no idea where to go or what to do? What do you do when it feels like you have absolutely no one to turn too? You deal with it. That's what you do. There's nothing else to do honestly. You can either deal with it, or wallow in your own pity, and no one wants to do that right? So you figure it out, and you make it work somehow. You make the best of it. You just deal, and wait for the rough spot to pass. Because, just like you can count on life being rough, you can also count on the fact that it doesn't stay that way. So have a little faith, believe, and the tough times will pass. That's all you can do really… well… unless you have any other ideas. If you do, please, fill me in! :-)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Letting love in.

Love is hard. Everyone knows that. If it wasn't, it wouldn't be worth it. Sometimes it takes work, it takes time and effort, and sometimes, it hurts you in ways you never dreamed you could hurt. But to love means to be brave, and open up the fortress around your heart. At least, that is what it means for me. It took me some time to realize how guarded I am when it comes to letting in the people i love, and to trust them with my heart. But sometimes you have to show more of yourself than you care too. You have to let the one you love in enough, which is usually more than you think is necessary. It's scary, and it's complicated, and you never really know how it will turn out until you try it. But at the end of the day, you have nothing to lose, except for the opportunity to show someone who you really are and let them love you for it, and the chance to love someone in the same way. It's like they always say.
"It's better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all."
A true statement if you ask me. So think about that next time you find yourself fretting about whether to take a chance on love, because though it's scary and risky and it could end in disaster, there's always something to learn. And there's nothing bad about letting people in to your heart. I mean let's face it. THe world could use a little more trust and love if you ask me. :-)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The beauty of friends.

True friends are there for you through thick and thin. They know what you need to hear, and when you need to hear it. You trust them with your secrets, with the things you can't trust anyone else in the world to know about you. They never judge you, no matter what your past may look like. THey know you better than you know yourself, which can sometimes be a scary thing to realize. However, it is the truth, and you can't hide from it. True friends are there to share laughter, memories, and tears, and when they are around, you know that you will always have someone watching your back, making sure you are walking tall in this crazy world, where sometimes even the simplest of things can make you feel so small. They are a constant reminder that not everyone in this world is out to get you, or knock you down. They know who you are, at your best, your worst, and you're most embarrassing moments, and they are always there to remind you. Without friends like this, what would the world be like? I don't think I want to find out.
I am lucky enough to have true friends like this, and I am lucky enough to be one. So if you are a friend to someone, cherish all you have been blessed with because of them. People may come and go in life, but true friends are the ones we remember in the end. There are many things in this world that are beautiful, and friendship is one of them.
"I dedicate this to all my friends, the ones I know and who know me the most, but especially to my best friends, who remind me every day what true friendship means. I am so lucky to be able to experience something so amazing. No matter where I am in this crazy world, you remind me that I am not alone, and neither are you! So don't forget it. I will never know friends like you."
As for the video I have posted, well it's a great song, and it always reminds me of my greatest friends when I hear it. I figure it was fitting. :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vam-3T4292o

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's your life. :-)

Quote of the day.
"Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage." (Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's true what they say. In life, you can't please everyone. No matter how hard you try, there is always going to be someone who doesn't agree with your choices and your decisions. But in the end, you have to remember that it's your life. Like I have said many times before, you're the one who has to live it, not them. You're the one who has to look back on it and decide whether you lived it to the fullest, whether you did all you believed you could do. SO stop trying to please everyone else. Live for yourself. Live your life the way you want to live it, because in the end, you are the one who has to deal with the outcome. Yes, there will be times when it seems that everyone else was right and you were wrong, but those are the times that test your courage the most. Never give up, never settle for the things that make you unhappy, and always live your life with courage. Always try to do the things you believe you can do, even if you are the only one who believes. It's your life. :-)
I am learning to take my own advice. Slow but surely. I will not look back on my life and feel regret. I refuse to let the words of my critics change my mind! I can do anything I put my mind too. Just watch me. :-)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The learning never ends, unless you let it.

I don't claim to know everything. In fact, I know that I am still learning, still growing every day,  and I am sure that until the day I die, I will never stop learning. I'm okay with that though. When you're little, you think that once you are done with school, the learning stops, or maybe that you only learn in school and that's it. But the truth is, life is full of lessons. I learn something new every day, whether it's about the ways in which our world works, about the people around me, or about myself. To think you know all is to be cut off from all the things there are left to learn in life. So don't close the doors of your heart and mind. Learn, grow, and let life teach you every day. Maybe some day, you can help to teach someone else. Who knows? You won't know though, unless you allow your world to be shaped by life's lessons. You'll never know if you close your mind to all there is still left to learn. Life can be full if you just keep your mind open to all the possibilities. Believe me, there are so many of them. :-)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I am me.

People spend so much time trying to hide who they really are, trying to be something they aren't. For what though? To fit in? To feel like they're like everyone else? To that I say, what is the point? Why would I want to be like everyone else, when I can be me? A, it's more fun to be me, and B, my differences are the things that make me who I am. Why would I want to hide them behind walls and masks? Think about it. If hiding who you really are from the world makes you happy, then cool. Fine. To each his own. I can only speak for myself, and for me, it's not worth it. I'd rather be me than something I'm not. I'd rather live my life being real. Being different can be beautiful. You just have to know how to see the beauty in your differences. Remember, you can hide who you are all you want, but you can't hide it from yourself, and you are the person who has to live your life right? No one else lives it but you. So in the end, you have to do what is going to make you most happy, so that you can live and be okay. Think about it. Meanwhile, I'll keep living my life, being who I am, and embracing the things that set me apart from everyone else. I'm free, and I'm happy, and I don't care what the world thinks. It's my life, and I'm happy living it being who I am. :-)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Crazy life.

Things don't always turn out the way you plan, but I think it's because the universe knows that something better is in the works. Believe me, I know this to be a true statement. When I was a kid, I always made plans for how I wanted my life to go. My family made plans too, and for a while, our plans were the same. Graduate from high school, go to college, become a lawyer or something where I could make lots of money, get married, have a family and live happily ever after. Seemed easy enough at the time. But as I got older, my plans changed, and my dreams changed, and life kind of took over. When I realized that nothing was going the way it was supposed to go, I panicked. It seemed my life was nothing but a mess. It seemed like all I was doing was making mistake after mistake, making one bad choice after another. But if it wasn't for all those mistakes and bad choices, I wouldn't know all the things I am lucky enough to know now, and my life would have been different. I'm so thankful that my life turned out the way it did. I mean, look at all the amazing things I have done. Look at all the places I've been, and all the things I have experienced, and it's not even close to being over. I still have so much life left to live, so many more lessons and experiences to learn from. Yes, if I had stuck to the plan, my life would have been different. Maybe in a good way, but then again, maybe not. Who knows? It's silly to think I would know how things would have been. All I can say is, the universe gave me a life that is even better than what I could have dreamed of, and I  am thankful for that. I may not be living the life I was planning, but it's a life I love, and I couldn't ask for anything more. So, if things don't turn out the way you planned, just remember that things always have a way of working out, and have a little faith in the universe. Maybe you'll be surprised. :-)