“The thing about being brave is it doesn’t come with the absence of fear and hurt. Bravery is the ability to look fear and hurt in the face and say move aside, you are in the way.” Melissa Tumino
Fear gets me a lot. I’m always worried about things it seems like. “What if this happens,” or “What if I don’t do this right.” I’m afraid of the unknown, and of failure, and of many more things. No matter what though I keep going and I push through these things because I know that in the end I will only be more brave in the next encounter I have to face. When I was 15 my mom sent me to a town about 30 minutes away to go buy her some painkillers in “the hood.” I was scared because first of all I didn’t have a license and second of all I was in such a dangerous part of the town. After this experience and others I had I noticed that my fear was becoming weaker and weaker, but not necessarily in the right ways. I started to not be afraid of things that kids my age should be afraid of. Now in my life though I know what things I should fear and what things I should not. Now I have more bravery than ever. A lot of times it takes hard situations in your life to make you a stronger, braver person. We often think we’ve lost everything in hard times of our lives, but really we gained strength, knowledge, and bravery.
“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” – Denis Waitley
Instead of sitting on the couch and watching Netflix. Go out and do something. Explore your surroundings, go trail walking, start a project. Netflix is addicting but there are so many things you can do in this world so take advantage of that. You want to end everyday knowing that you did something new or fun that day. I live in a small town and all the time I say there is nothing to do. There is though I’m just not really thinking into it enough. I can go on walks, I can start an art project or work on my scrapbook. Don’t take that risk of doing nothing. Go out there and do something today that you don’t normally do. I promise you won’t regret it.
I want to share with you guys who my role model is and why. I think that it is very important to have role models in life, and especially ones you know personally. If you have a role model in your life then you should let them know, and thank them.
My role model in life is my dad. Ever since I was young he has always wanted me to do my best in everything that I do like sports and my school work. When I made a mistake in something he would tell me what I did wrong and how to fix it. Most of the times I just thought he was yelling at me but in all reality he just loves me and believed in me that I was much more capable of doing great things in life than I thought. My dad is my role model because he never gives up. I know it has to be difficult raising four kids by himself, especially two daughters, but everything he does is so he can provide for us kids. He also doesn’t give up on us no matter what the circumstances are. He doesn’t give up on a goal he wants to achieve, like when he trained for months and months so he could do a triathalon. He didn’t give up on me when I moved out of his house for the wrong reasons, or when I wasn’t making the best decisions in life. I didn’t get it back then, back when I was making bad choices, how bad I hurt my dad through everything I did. I wouldn’t talk to him and I didn’t want anything to do with him, and that had to of broken his heart. I had lost myself and who I was for some time, but when I finally found myself again, my dad was still there waiting. He stuck by my side because he loves me and he taught me you don’t give up on the people you love. My dad works hard at everything he does. Whether it’s for his job and he really wants to get another client, or it’s some race he is training for, he really does his best and puts in a lot of effort towards these kinds of things. He has taught me that not everything comes easy in life, and that sometimes you have to work for it. I see that when my dad has a goal in mind that he wants to achieve, he goes for it. He doesn’t doubt himself or say he can’t do it, he finds a way to achieve these things. He shows that hard work really does pay off because my dad is a successful man. My dad is my role model because he works hard at everything he does, he always wants the best for everyone and believes that you are so much more capable of doing greater things in life, and he never gives up on what he wants and the things he loves.
“There’s something wrong with your character if opportunity affects your loyalty.”
This word, loyal, it has so much meaning to me. I’ve had people in my life that I thought I loved and that I thought would never do anything to break that love or my trust for them and then ruined it all. They had an opportunity to do something and they took it instead of being loyal to me and it broke my heart. This was my boyfriend of 6 months who had the opportunity to do something with a girl when he was drunk and he did. The sad part is I didn’t find out until after we broke up. You guys need to be loyal to anyone who crosses your path, especially the ones you love. Do the right thing always, no matter what. Even if it’s something you really want to do like go out and party or do drugs, just stay away from it. If you’re 21 then you have all the rights to go out and party, but not do drugs okay. If your wife or husband doesn’t want you to do something, think about it and ask yourself if they don’t want you to do it because they’re selfish? Or is it just because they care about you? It’s most likely because they care about you. If some opportunity comes up you need to first think about if the situation is right. Then think is it really something you want to do and take that risk at ruining your loyalty? Lastly, would you be hurting anyone by doing this thing, because if so then it probably isn’t something you should be doing. Stay loyal to the ones who would do anything for you. Most importantly though stay loyal to yourself.
I always save my coins in this huge coin jar I have. It never gets all the way to the top but that’s just because it’s so huge, and I cash my coins in when I need extra cash. Saving your coins adds up fast! I just had to share the importance of keeping your coins. Now if I see something I really want, like a pair of shoes or jeans, then I go to my coin jar and see how much I got in there and I use my coin profits to get the things I want. As adults like most of you are, it probably isn’t as easy for you to save your coins and spend them on clothes or items you want. They might go to bills or something, and there isn’t anything wrong with that because you save money that you didn’t even know you had. Americans throw away 62 million dollars worth of coins every year! Don’t be someone who just lets the coins go to the bottom of your purse or in the cup holder of your car. Grab a jar or some kind of container and save those babies!
Do you guys save your coins? If so how does it help you out? LMK in the comments!
“If you see fraud and you don’t say fraud, you are a fraud.” – Nassim Nicholas Tales
Basically yall. If you see something that’s out of place or wrong and you don’t say anything about it, you’re just as bad. You have the choice to do the right thing and if you choose not too then you are just as worse as the rest. If you see fraud, then say fraud, otherwise you might as well just be fraud. You see something going on that you know isn’t right, do something about it.
I’m tired of wishing people could go back to the way they used to be. People change for a reason but not all the time do they change for the good, and that’s where this rant comes from.
I’m so sick and tired of these people in the world that never change. The ones that have revealed to you the real them, and you know that this is not who they are. You wish so badly that they could go back to the person you once knew, or fell in love with. I wish that so badly. I wish he would get out of the life he got caught up in and realize that there’s so much more than that. That there’s so much more to him, but he just doesn’t realize it. I wish those kinds of people would see all that they are. I wish they didn’t have to put on a different mask for different individuals. Why can’t it be as simple as that? Can’t you just stop lying and stop pretending to be someone you are not, and just be you?Why can’t you just be you again?
“What should I do about the wild and the tame? The wild heart that wants to be free, and the tame heart that wants to come home. I want to be held. I don’t want you to come too close. I want you to scoop me up and bring me home at nights. I don’t want to tell you where I am. I want to keep a place among the rocks where no one can find me. I want to be with you.” – Jeanette Winterson
The wild and the tame. Which are you? For me I think I’m way more wild than tame, I always have been. I was tame once, when I was very in love. I got my heart broken and ever since then I’ve been wild. I don’t want to fall in love again, I don’t want to become too attached to someone and get let down again. I am a free spirit who wants to go wherever I want and do whatever I want. Someday I will find the one, if I haven’t already found him. When that time comes I hope that he wants to be just as wild as me and gives me my own space and time to be free and be me. While also showing me unconditional love. What do you think? Are you yourself more wild or tame?
I recently had someone tell me my blog post was childish and that I’d look back at it and be embarrassed that I wrote such a thing. I can tell you right now that I will never be embarrassed of something I’ve written because everything I write is me and who I fully am. Who cares if I sound childish, I’m only 17, I am still a child. What I wrote in my opinion wasn’t a foolish thing to write, it was my dreams, and what I wish could happen in the world with those dreams. I’ll link the post below. Let me tell you one thing though. Don’t let anyone stop you from doing you and being whatever it is you want to be. Because if you do then you have nothing to be ashamed of, because all these things you do in life and say are what make us individuals, and special in our own way. Don’t let anyone ever tell you what you should think or who you should be. Just be you and you won’t care what others have to say.
Here is the link of the post I made that was called childish: Fashion Line After My Dreams
Since the prompt for today is genius, why not share some quotes from the great genius himself, Albert Einstein!
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” -Albert E.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other as though everything is a miracle.” -Albert E.
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”-Albert E.
Albert was a great man wasn’t he? He reminds us of how amazing everything is in this world. How we should appreciate things 10 times more than we do now because if you really think about it everything is a miracle. How we’re here, how we have all the technology that we do. It’s crazy amazing. He also puts a point out here that it’s okay to make mistakes. Go out and try new things and if you fail then you can only learn from it. You never know until you try it, and the outcome of trying new things could be something great. Also he tells us not to judge people by their appearance or what they can or cannot do. Some people aren’t meant to do some things in life and some people mess up. We can’t hold that against them because we’re all human and we all mess up sometimes. If you judge someone by one time they may have failed. They aren’t going to feel good about themselves and won’t want to try something new again because the fear of failure and judgment. Try new things, appreciate life, and don’t judge people from their mistakes or their failures.