We are depleting the environment. We are using the world’s resources at a rate which is not sustainable and most people don’t care. Well people “care” but they don’t want to let it affect their everyday lives. Our society cannot keep going at the same rate of consumption that we are at today. Buying new things whenever they are needed, hell buying new things just out a pure want. We need to get back to the earth, back to understanding where things comes from and the true cost. Right now when we go to buy that new shirt we think about how much money it will cost us, but rarely does anyone think about the cost to the environment. The cost to the land for growing the materials, the water needed and electricity generated to manufacture it, and the emissions to the environment for it to be transported to the store. We take these systems for granted and someday all the resources will be depleted. We will be out of water, we will be out of coal and natural gas, and if we don’t change our everyday lives and the way we live soon, our lives will be changed for us sooner than people think.
Since I am a college student and have been for awhile the concept of studying is ingrained in my brain. All I talk about is how I need to study or how I should be studying and so on. The feeling of needing to be studying is never ending and I just feel guilty if I’m not.
The thing is though is that I hate studying. I love to learn, I love learning new things but the concept of attempting to memorize and practice the same thing over and over just seems so tedious.
When do you stop studying? When do you no longer feel like its taking over your life?
In school I lost who I am as a person because all I would do is study. What do I like to do for fun? What are my hobbies?
I understand school is important and I love learning, but I hate studying. I hate the idea that I’m going to be tested and quizzed on what I can memorize. Studying has taken the fun out of learning and I hate that.
I want to become a teacher to show kids that learning new things can be fun, it doesn’t have to be painful and unenjoyable. I want to show kids there are so many different ways to learn things and grow rather than doing homework and just repeating problem after problem.
Really, I just can’t wait for the day when I can stop studying, when I can stop being tested, and when I can go back to loving learning.
Often I’ve heard the phrase “wow you’ve changed” and it’s always said in a negative tone of voice. Like yes, I have changed and THANK GOD that I have. It’s a beautiful thing to learn and grow from your experiences, if you’re not changing then you’re just stuck, you’re static.
When I tell old friends that I am vegan they go “wow you’ve changed” and well, I have. I used to love meat, I loved adding cheese to everything and it’s not that I just stopped liking the taste of it all, I just learned and grew. I learned the cruelty behind that industry and decided to make a change and some people think it’s crazy but how else is anything going to change unless we ourselves change.
Sometimes it might seem like you’ve changed to others but really you’re finally just embracing who you really are. Maybe we never really change who we are, it’s just the view of who we are changes. With that mindset, we are always just changing into who we are supposed to, we aren’t changing who we are going to be, we just moved on from who we were.
I love when people make changes in their lives. The only way to truly live is to boldly make decisions in what you do. Maybe they are mistakes, actually, you should hope they are mistakes. When you succeed, what do you gain other than a larger ego? You can’t even say you become more confident because it’s a fleeting confidence. True confidence comes from walking into a room and not knowing that you are smarter or prettier than everyone else, its walking in and not caring whether you are, because you love who you are.
Lastly, change can be amazing, but I hope that you always change for yourself. Never let the wants and desires of someone else change who you are. Never lose your true self in changing for another, because they are always going to want more, take more, and at the end of everything you’re lost because you don’t know yourself.
I hope you make changes, I hope you experiment with who you are, I hope you try new things and never let other judge who you are or want to become. And overall, I hope you are able to live more than a static life.
Never stop dancing.
Go to the clubs and dance.
Dance while you’re cooking dinner.
Jump out of bed play your favorite song.
Let that body undulate to the rhythm
And never let it stop.
The definition of winsome it appealing in appearance and character. Winsome is one of the only words in the dictionary to describe the appealing nature of both looks and soul in one word. There’s a lot of beautiful people in the world but how many can make you feel beautiful. How many make you feel smart, funny, important? How many make you feel loved? It’s the beauty in the character that lasts and can make someone beautiful in their appearance and make everything in the world seem a little bit better.
I currently have no idea what I want to do with my life. I am 22, about to graduate with a degrees that is uninspiring to me and I have no idea what I am going to do.
I could go to law school. I could go to business school. I could become a teacher. I could live at home and annoy my parents. I could get married.
They are all viable options but what one do I want? What will make me feel fulfilled? I am capable of all of if, however what do I want?
I want someone to tell me what to do.
Hearing the wold treat, all my millennial mind can think of is “treat yo self”. From there the mind goes to eating pizza, or ice cream or buying that new handbag, but those things are not positively treating yourself. Sure, you get the instant gratification from that sweet taste on your taste buds but what happens when you feel sluggish an hour later, or when you gain that extra weight back. When did we confuse treating yourself with hurting yourself.
Now I’m not saying that sometimes in the day I don’t just crave some chocolate, but I don’t think of that as treating myself, because in the long run it will just make my life more stressful. I think of treating myself as taking that extra 30 minutes to take a long bath and give myself a facial, or spend an hour watching my favorite TV show while I drink tea.
When you treat yourself, you should come out feeling better. You should feel more calm, relaxed, or energized to get back to work. When you treat yourself in a negative way you just feel worse and then you want to treat yourself again which just spirals into a negative endless cycle.
So next time you go to treat yourself, think about how the treat might positively or negatively impact your life. Maybe make plans with friends, watch a funny YouTube video, or just listen to your favorite music. Treating yourself in this world doesn’t have to be a fleeting experience, it can have a long lasting positive impact on your life.
The scariest part is starting the conversation.
What if they don’t agree?
What if they don’t want to talk to you?
What if they don’t care?
But that’s why it is so important.
Put yourself out there.
Tell them who you are.
Tell them how you feel.
Tell them all your hopes, dreams and fears.
All other conversations are pointless.
Start the conversation,
And let it go deep.
I’m finally letting go.
Letting go of all the toxic people in my life.
Letting go of my fears, of the expectations.
Letting go of regret and anxiety.
Letting go of the past.
Letting go of the person I’m not.
I’m finally free and boy, you know it’s gonna be my year.
Almost. I almost passed. I almost won. I almost made it. When you think about it, it’s probably one of the most negative words in the dictionary. It means that you almost did something, but you didn’t, you failed.
That’s the wrong way to look at it though. Sure you almost won a marathon, but you really did more than that. You finished that marathon, you trained hard, you gave it all you got, but all we hear is that you almost won a marathon.
It’s quite demoralizing really. You were there, but you just weren’t good enough. Good, but not good enough. That right there is how we feel all the time, good, but not good enough.
The word holds the power to really take a punch. It hits you when you’re down, when you almost did something but failed. Nobody wants to be an almost, but at least we all have the same fear.