Everything Has Changed

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Everything around us changes so quickly. Even we change when sometimes we don’t realize it. We’re always evolving, becoming the person we were always meant to be. There’s a plan for each of us out there that we probably haven’t figured out yet. We all have some type of purpose — something that makes us unique and stand out among everybody else. We may have a passion for something now and be so adamant about pursuing that passion, but our minds change so very quickly that we could find a totally opposite passion and pursue that. But that’s life. We follow what and who we love because that makes us most happy in our lives. Of course, it’s tough to follow what you love when it’s expensive. Most of us can’t afford to travel often, invest in certain hobbies, and risk losing the money we’re making currently because we’re either living paycheck to paycheck or saving slowly. So we do what we can to stay afloat and to be as happy as we can. But like I said, everything and everyone is constantly changing and evolving so you don’t know what the future holds. All you can do is do your best and make the most out of your life. Find your purpose (or your passion — they usually go hand-in-hand) and pursue it. You’ll find happiness in the big and small aspects in you life.

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Don’t You Worry, Child

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” – Mark Twain

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We tend to worry more about what could happen rather than just living in the moment. Worrying will get you nowhere. I can bet approximately 90% of your worries won’t come true. So why do we worry? Why do we expect the worst to happen to us? Bad things do happen, but they aren’t the only things to happen to us. We expect the worst to happen because when they do, it isn’t so bad. But is that really better than living happily and positively? If we worry less, we can focus on the present moment. It’s important to focus on what’s happening right now to put your mind at ease instead of being depressed about the past or anxious about the future. It’s a difficult task to block out the past and future — but you can’t totally block it all out and you shouldn’t block it all out. It helps you grow into a better person. Cutting out the major worry in our lives can help with so much — sleep, stress, weight control, happiness, anxiety, depression.

Practice putting your mind into the present moment. Everything happens for a reason, so why worry about it? If it’s going to happen, it happens. But more likely than anything, you’re worrying for absolutely nothing. So just breathe, because everything is going to be okay. 🙂

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I Am Where I Need To Be

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I’ve always wanted to “start my life”. I’ve felt like I was in some ditch and I couldn’t climb my way out. I wanted to be somewhere in my life that I was nowhere near. There were so many obstacles that held me back at that moment — money being the main reason. I know many, many people feel this same way. Being in your low-mid 20’s and wanting to do what you want to really do is almost impossible for a lot of people. School, not the greatest paying job, and reasons of the like hold you back from what you want to do with your life.

What I’ve lately been realizing is that you can’t wait for your life to start — it started the moment you were born — and you’re going to keep running through this game of life until the moment you die. We can’t just wait for something that we’re really looking forward to. It’s such a waste of a great life. Enjoy the moments in between because that’s what shapes your life — that’s what matters. I’ve started realizing this when there was a spurt of people around me that were passing away. Not even of old age. Life’s incredibly short and I think we take it for granted sometimes. Debatable, but we don’t know what happens after we die. So make the most of it now while you still can. Do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Make more friends. Go out more. Take that class you’ve always been wanting to take — no matter how old you are. It’s never too late while you’re still alive. So just remember that even if you aren’t exactly happy in your current situation, it’s where you need to be and you’ll eventually climb out.

Keep on dreaming, living, and loving.

You Are Enough

“I heard everybody saying that you are never gonna fit in.
It feels like you’re never good enough” – Michelle Chamuel

How many of you can relate to the above lyrics? It happens way too often to me. People bring you down whether they meant to or not. Insecurities ruin us completely but the only person who can prevent them from ruining you is you. Whatever your insecurity is, you can overcome it. You’re a beautiful, talented, smart, and amazing person. We let people get to us and we let it destroy us. “Ugh, your nose is too big for your face”. “You’re terrible at sports”. “You’re dumb”. These are all negative comments that get to us and hurt us. Why do people make these comments? Because they’re jealous and/or assholes. Pardon my language but it’s the truth. There’s something so unique about each and every one of us and no one considers that. Even I don’t, but I’m learning to. All you need to do is stand up, put a smile on your face, and listen to your heart and nobody else.

“When you’re lost and can’t be found
Just lift your head and stand your ground
It’s always dark before the dawn
So raise your voice and sing this song” -Michelle Chamuel

The song I’ve referred to in this post was written and produced by last season’s runner up of The Voice, Michelle Chamuel. Check it out — it’s called Go Down Singing.

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Where You Invest Your Love, You Invest Your Life

“In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die.
Where you invest your love, you invest your life” 
― Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons is one of my favorite bands to this day. They aren’t just different than the rest of the music out there, but their lyrics are so powerful.

Music has always meant so much to me. I grew up playing the flute, being introduced to different genres of music, and finding my own taste. I like a lot that’s out there because it’s catchy, has good beats, and/or has good lyrics. I try to listen to music at least once a day — if I’m driving and I have the radio on, a CD in my car, or catch something on YouTube when I have free time at home. It always drags me out of a foul mood and puts me into a content or happy one. I’m constantly looking for new bands/artists to listen to so I can follow more music. I recently started listening to Passenger, which is a really great feel-good band. I’m really loving the creativity people use when writing their music. Music is just one thing in life that I could never do without. It gets me through life.