It’s been a while since I have written. I’ll keep it short and sweet.
Had a deep conversation with someone close to me last week. These last two years of my life have been a challenge.. more than I could have asked for in such a short amount of time. But with all the ups and downs, I never imagined I’d learn and grow as much as I have. I have a better understanding of who I am, where I see myself going, and what kind of people I enjoy. I used to think I was scared, but she made me realize that it’s not scary, its just a new chapter of living—which, really, is exciting. It’s like a fresh perspective, a fresh start. You never stop learning about yourself and the opportunity to change things up when things get redundant, never seizes. Welcome opportunity. Welcome others perspectives. Learn. This is the time to really discover who you are. To travel. To meet new people. To try new things. To put yourself out there. To fail. To succeed. THIS is the most forgiving time of your life. So don’t be afraid of a challenge. But don’t lower your standards. Don’t let others put you down. You are who you are for a reason. Not everyone will accept you. Not everyone will find you interesting. Everything WONT go your way. And thats ok. As long as you know who you are, and stay true to it. Take this time to re-adjust, to re-learn yourself, listen to your heart, go with the flow. You cant stop the “now” from happening, but the way you react to it will dictate your future.
The way that guys were gentlemen, holding doors, and courted their women.. the way they could make a girl feel like a prize after they’ve prevailed her affections for a first date. A first date that has been planned for weeks and the day has finally come.. the girls run home giddy and take after each other with an extra care—to craft their perfect curls and up-dos, glide on those lucious red lips and powdered noses— becoming an all day event and a few extra hands, just to see his triumphant smile as he walks you down your front steps and you are proudly tucked in his Chevy Corvette— for a night that called for burgers and milkshakes at the local doo-wop; and of course throwing in a few jumps and jives here and there…
Technology has definately taken its sweep on those days. And although I’ll never wear a poodle-skirt or skip down main street for a pop at the local corner store with my girlfriends, I can always reap what today has to offer… let my pandora mix it up for me and just blog about it… :)
I’ve been captivated by a greed. A greed that isn’t controlled by money, or emotion, its a greed that can only be satisfied by the things that I (( love )). I’ve collected books, I’ve taken classes, I’ve asked questions, I’ve cut back on sleep, and I’ve taken risks all for these things. Some may say I am trying to do too much at once, that I need to slow down. Well, I say HELL NO. I’m through being lazy, the world isn’t going to wait. I’m ready to learn. I’m ready to BE. Now is the time. And if not now, when?*
It’s not an unreasonable goal. It’s not hard to understand… I know what I love, and I will love what I do
That being said. This blog will thrive on those things.