The Time is Now

Dear all young people of society,

Yes, we’ve all been there. We’ve all had those late nights where we stay up, thinking about how scary and unpredictable our future may be. Some have done this more than others but I can guarantee you, we’ve all been there. (And if you say you haven’t, you’re lying).

Over the course of the last month or so, I’ve found myself searching for happiness in others. I’ve also found myself worrying so much about what the future holds that I’ve forgotten to live in the moment and appreciate every day that comes my way. Yes, trying to discover yourself and who you are is a struggle but in perspective, it’s something to cherish and to take advantage of.

Now is the time in life to be selfish and worry about who you are and what your goals in life are. Now is the time to break out of your shell and branch out and try new things that you’ve always been scared to try. Now is the time to stop worrying so much about what other people think of you and start living your life for you. (Let me tell you, I would know. I would have never started this blog in high school considering how self-conscious I was and just how judgmental high school was. But look at me now, I couldn’t be more happy that I’ve taken on something that allows me to be who I am, and you should do the same too!)

Stop worrying so much about what others think of you, they aren’t you! At the end of the day, you have to go to bed knowing that you are happy with the life that you live. And if you aren’t, start making changes towards doing that! There’s a quote, one of my favorites in fact, that says,

“It is not who you are that holds you back, it is what you think you are not.”

Learn to love yourself above all others and I promise, you will begin to see positive changes in your life.

SL


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