“Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
It’s almost October and I don’t know how I’ve managed to make it this far without gray hair. I’ve tried to keep a smile on my face, I’ve tried to remain positive, and I’ve tried to stay less stressed. The keyword here is try, and that’s all that matters, but sometimes we just need to vent.
I’m not going to turn this post into a negative one, but I’m going to try and reevaluate in order to see what I can do to turn things around.
After all, even happy people can’t be happy all the time. We have to experience some cloudy days to experience the sunny ones. Lately, I’ve had more cloudy days than usual, but that only means I’ll have a greater appreciation for the sunny ones when they come back around.
So where do we begin with the things that are stressing me out?
People. People suck. Plain and simple. There are a majority of people in this world that are selfish, rude, and/or always looking to impress people. Right now, I’ve got a bone to pick with the ones that try so hard to impress other people. Sometimes they may not even realize that they’re trying to do it, and other times it’s 100% intentional. I’m sick of people who try to steal my spotlight and try to make themselves look better or more superior. The impression they’ll leave is one people will remember, and not in a beneficial way. Even though most can see right through these types of people, it doesn’t change the fact that they act the way they do in the first place. My own suggestion to not let it get to me? Take the high road, hold my head high, and focus on my goals and the impression I want to make.
Time. There it is again…time always slips into my blog posts. There’s just not enough time anymore – at least that’s what it feels like lately. It’s hard to get school work done in time when I have work to get done too whether it’s job-related or personal. I’ve been doing better, but I still wish things were better. I want to be working my dream job or just be somewhere that makes me truly happy where I know I can make an impact. I want to move out of the San Fernando Valley and live somewhere I love. I want so many things, but I just need time to pass so I can work for them. Ironic how time is going too fast, but I also need it to move to accomplish my goals? It’s a double-edged sword.
Maybe it’s the calming October colors in this picture that soothed my soul and stopped me from turning this post into something that didn’t fit on my blog, or maybe it’s my perspective and way of thinking. Either way I think I’m growing and learning how to deal with the situations I find myself in. Sometimes a good blog post is all I need to feel better. Keep on smiling. 🙂