I was actually on Twitter this morning and I saw a post that got me to stop and think about everything I’ve done and everything people in my generation have done. It was a status update about this person heading to the States and if they didn’t get what they wanted, they would be crying the whole way back. This made me realize how much I’ve yet to learn. People generally have bad connotations when it comes to my generation. And I don’t completely disagree. For one thing, I know I’ve acted like a spoiled brat more often than I’d really like to admit. I know that and I’m working on being better.
And this is where the hashtag #firstworldproblems comes into play. Anyone who’s ever been on Twitter knows that a lot of teenagers and young adults tend to post many #firstworldproblems tweets, whether they have that hashtag or not. Look it up and see for yourself. It’s okay, I’ll be here while you wait.
This is a touchy topic for so many people, so I figure I’ll just leave it at: everyone has their own right to their beliefs and as long as you don’t push it down mine or anyone else’s throats then believe what you will and I’ll stick to just believing in something greater than myself.
Honestly, I’m fine with weed and alcohol. If a person was addicted to other drugs though I’d probably be upset but I wouldn’t leave them alone if they meant a lot to me. I prefer to go with the saying “everything in moderation”.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to forget all the bad stuff that happened to you? I do sometimes but not as much as before. I used to think it would be amazing to forget it all, until I read this novel called Before I go to Sleep, S.J. Watson’s début novel. It’s about this woman named Christine who losses her memory every time she went to sleep. It’s a novel that kept me invested in its characters and it made me keep reading until I got to the very last word.
So what if you lost your memories every night before you went to sleep? Or even if you lost them forever? Would you be happy about it? What would you do?
I know if I lost my memories I wouldn’t be who I am today because the good and the bad experiences helped mould me into this hard-headed, dedicated, hard-working daydreamer I am today. I treasure every second I have and continue to experience because it makes me be the way I am. I used to wish hard that I would forget, but as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized that every moment I’ve experienced is something worth remembering because it means you’ve gone through the roller coaster that is life.
But that’s just me. What do you think? Tell me in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!
Have you ever wondered if what you were doing was the right thing? If you were really making the decision that would benefit you in the long run? Whether it be of monetary or sentimental value, we’ve all done it. We’ve all had to take a sort of leap of faith in one way or another. We’ve had to do it when it came time to choosing high schools, universities, courses and extracurriculars, majors, career paths, etc. We’ve had to decide on something and whether we liked it or not, we’ve had to stick with it.
Even to this day I still wonder if I made the right choices when it came to friends, school, things outside of school, and similar instances. I regret quite a few things as do many people I know. Like the fact that I should have kept my mouth shut that one time or so. We do it all the time, but what I’ve realized it’s that whether we choose our circumstances or not, we do have a choice regarding what we do with it. And as the picture says, we can give up, give in, or give it our all!
Though I may not like many things, I would never regret giving something the best I could possibly do. It means that though I took a leap of faith, I actually cared enough and believed in myself enough to give it my all. I don’t regret joining DECA in high school because it introduced me to so many amazing individuals who’ve helped me grow. It helped me become more comfortable with public speaking (even though I still get quite nervous now, I suck it up and get it done), it showed me what it meant to become a true leader, and it gave me the push to improve.
I don’t regret many things and I could name everything I’m absolutely proud of, but that would take way too much time so I’ll just say one more. I’m very proud that I took the leap of faith and trusted my friend and sponsor Ray enough to join the business I’m in. I’m proud not because of the money. But I’m proud because I get the opportunity of a lifetime to work with the most amazing individuals I’ve ever met. They’ve inspired me to become a better me. They trust me enough to tell me their stories and to care about me enough to listen to mine. I get to work with a team of individuals who are driven and have goals and dreams that won’t ever be dampened by any one or any thing. I am so grateful because these people have truly become family. And I know that because of them, I don’t need anyone to give me the push to be better. I can do it on my own and if I fall, I know that they’ll catch me. Though there will be ups and downs, I believe in myself and my team enough to know that we can overcome it all.
So do I still wonder if I’ve made the right choices? Yes. But not when it comes to this. Not when it comes to the times when I know I’ve given it my all and then some. When I know that I’ve only had an hour of sleep and I still push to do more, that’s when I know I’ve made the right decision. And thank goodness this is one of them. So what will yours be? Will you give in, give up, or give it your all when you’re given a choice? I know that I’ll give it my everything and then some. Will you?