It’s a Friday night. 9 o’clock to be exact. Where am I? Home in my pj’s writing this blog post. Why? Simple. Because this makes me happy. This makes me feel good! Most people my age (25) are probably out or getting ready to spend a 3 day weekend (it’s Labor Day on Monday) partying it up and drinking. That is simply not me. You see I believe that we are all given a limited amount of time here on earth and we only have one shot to build the life of our dreams. What kind of life do you want to create for yourself? What are you doing now that will get you closer to it?
In this world that we live in we are all bombarded with so many ideas on what we should do and who we should be. I believe many of us have lost that deep connection we all must have with our self. Have you asked yourself recently what makes me happy? What activities bring true joy to your life? Have you ever wanted to do something because you thought it be fun or cool to do but didn’t because you were worried about what your family or friends might think? We all have. Guess what? Who cares! Who cares what others will think! This is your life. Live it up! Whatever that may mean to you.
I love sitting down to read a good book, listen to an enlightening video or writing and being able to express my views. It makes me feel fulfilled. It makes me feel amazing to know that I’m growing and evolving into the person I know I’m supposed to be. I still remember one time a few years ago when I thought to myself, hmm maybe I shouldn’t be the way I am, maybe I should try to be the way my peers are so I can “fit in.” The time I felt a little embarrassed for the way I was. It was my senior year in high school. I was at the ranking ceremony: the ranks of the graduating seniors would be announced. The ranks were based on the students GPA. Out of a class of about 400 students I would finally know just how much my hard work for the past 4 years had paid off. I was so excited! My name was called and I was ranked number 4 out of a graduating class of 377 students. I was so happy and proud of myself! As I was talking to one of my friends she made a comment that really hurt me. I don’t remember her exact words but I remember her mentioning that one of our classmates made a comment to her saying I was so lame to care so much about having a high rank in the class, he called me a nerd. I know, I know, not the most hurtful comment but back then it made me feel so insecure about myself and who I was. I remember thinking- well I guess everyone thinks I’m lame, nerdy, and boring. Who knows? It didn’t matter. I cared about my grades, and I wanted to do the best I possibly could during my high school years because it made me happy! I’ve always had this mentality to do your very best at everything in life, because the way I see it, Why wouldn’t you?
Above all else stay true to who you are. Do what brings pure bliss to your life. Who cares if others think it’s abnormal or weird. I believe when others have negative thoughts about what you may be doing it’s because they are simply too afraid of being true to their own selves and will rather follow what everyone else is doing simply to be accepted.
I truly believe that when people stop following the masses and be true to themselves they will become happier and slowly but surely changes will be made. Imagine what would happen if people really followed their passions, did what they loved, and took action towards what made them come alive. Don’t you think the world would be a much happier place? I do and I also believe this can become a reality. Do me a favor, once you read this post take a few moments, be honest with yourself and ask yourself, what makes me happy? Then go out and do just that.
Wishing you so much happiness, success and a lifetime of bliss!