I’ve started and stopped on this blog about 100 times over the last week. Maybe because I’m writing from a place that hits home. It’s a topic I discuss with friends weekly. I feel that at the age of 27 years YOUNG, I am discovering how to live my life for ME. Not to be so influenced by others opinions or thoughts.
For me and pretty much everyone, we are our own worst enemy.
We let these toxic thoughts into our lives saying that we aren’t good enough. We can’t do this or that. IT IS A LIE.
Being diagnosed at a young age with Type 1 Diabetes, my parents were on my case 24/7. I get it; battling a chronic illness takes all day/night care. With my parents being so protective and worrisome, it prevented me from doing a lot of things like going on trips or slumber parties. Even when it was time for college, I didn’t leave Memphis even though I wanted to.
Now, I am 27. I am finishing my Bachelor’s Degree in Radiation Oncology. I am studying to take the GRE. My goal is to get my Master’s in Physics or even go to Med School. It took a lot of guts to go back to school. I quit a full-time job. I am broke 24/7. I’m launching my own business. I’m blogging. I’m raising money for diabetes awareness. I’m an advocate for Type 1 Diabetes awareness.
Guess what? I am happy. This is what I WANT.
For so long, I’ve worried about what others think of me. I worry about am I making the right career choices or any type of choice. I worry. WHY? Why do I constantly put that pressure on myself. It’s because we let others and social media influence who we are or what we should do.
In this life, enjoy what makes YOU happy. For years, I lived in the mindset that I have to do this or that to make others happy. I have to attend events to have friends. What kind of life is that? I’m trying to please others. How do I stop this constant battle?
Wow, how simple, yet so difficult to do.
A we get older, I think you start to realize that our lives and our friends aren’t the same. My friends that I met when I was 18…we have changed. Sometimes I feel like you grow apart. AND that’s okay because you will meet NEW people who will encourage you in your new state of life. As much as it can hurt to change, it’s a good hurt.
I think I’m speaking from a part of my heart as I type all this.
I’ve been in relationships in the past that were awful. I cried for days or even months over the pain. As I look back now, I’m grateful. I have become a stronger woman.
Point is, live your best life. You only have one.
What are you waiting for?
Live up to your potential. Do the things you hope to do one day. Personally, I have a list. Yes, I keep a journal. And I’m crossing things off slowly but surely!
Set the bar higher. Creating the life you want means allowing room to grow, to change, and do what it takes. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO CHANGE!
Live a balanced life. Balance is a key to healthy living. This is a hard one because we put too much on our plate.
What does it take to live your best life?