Cliche title, I know. But I don’t think we pay enough attention to it. We focus so much what should be or what could’ve been and don’t realize that better things are yet to come. I would like to dedicate this blog post to all the biggest support systems in my life: my friends, my mom, and my boyfriend. My junior year has been a bit rocky thus far, and at times I didn’t think I was strong enough to handle everything that was being thrown in my direction. I’ve felt helpless at times, and there have been times where I literally have felt the world was against to me.
I keep searching for some way to fix what’s been broken. I keep digging for reasons for why things have worked out the way they have, but the more I dig, the less answers I get. Don’t dig for something that isn’t meant to change. Leave it be. Dig for other things. Dig for what makes you happy.
It’s incredible what you can discover about yourself and your relationships with other people in such a short period of time, but life is all about discovery. You discover something new and beautiful every day, don’t let yourself discover another reason why you should be miserable, it’s not worth it. It’s hard to focus on the good things in your life when you’re surrounded by things that are seemingly sucky. It’s totally normal to focus on the bad and think if one aspect of your life sucks, the rest of it does too. I cannot express how truly blessed I am to get loving texts every single day from the most important people in my life. They are what make it all worth it. They are what make the tears, the stress, and the strife worth it. And I love every single one of them to pieces.
Love yourself. Love who you are and never EVER change for anyone. Through every bad thing that I have been through in my life, something amazing has come out of it. Something amazing that has changed my life forever, and one of those has been learning to love myself. I love who I am. I love my goals, my morals, my annoying laugh, my annoying wavy hair that never looks quite right, and I most certainly love the people that have been there from the beginning. The people that show me there is way more to life than stressing about things that I cannot change. The people that lift me higher and make me feel beautiful and confident every single day. And most importantly, the people that have allowed me to love myself. Thank you all and I love you more than words can describe.
“Stop hating yourself for everything that you aren’t and stop loving yourself for everything that you are.”