Hey hi hello. Lol at that October goal of writing a blog post a week. TOLD YA. Anywho, today’s post is all about some things I think YOU should know about life. From the life expert. Me. I don’t know. Take this as you will. I’m actually not an expert but I HAVE been on this planet for 27 years now. So that’s gotta count for something, ya?
When I actually take a second to think about life, it’s like a really weird, odd, stupid, funny, concept to me. Really though. We’re born, we go through this super awkward stage of life where no one knows how to dress or act or really do anything during our school years, and then we adult where no one knows how to dress or act or really do anything, and then we die. Like life is legit about being born, working to pay stupid bills, and dying. Sorry for being so morbid but that’s the jist of it and if ya haven’t realized that by now, well I don’t know what to tell you. Anyway, I don’t think that should be it. I think we should all be out here actually living. Yeah, we have to go to work because we need this paper shit to live and feed and clothe ourselves to the best of our ability, but in between all of that, we should actually be living. So, here are 7 things I want you to know about life from me. Like I said, I’m an expert.
- You don’t have to settle. Too often we settle for things when we deserve hella better than what is in front of us. Whether it’s relationships, jobs, or how we live our day-to-day life, we all sometimes just settle. And we shouldn’t. You shouldn’t have to settle for that shitty relationship just because you live with the dude and have a dog with him and think you won’t do any better. Because YOU WILL. You shouldn’t have to settle for that job that makes you miserable and makes you resent waking up in the morning. Yeah, we all need money. But we should actually get up and ENJOY what we do. I’m not saying you have to love your job 100% of the time, but like 75% should be a thing. And we shouldn’t settle for just going to work and coming home to sit on the couch. Get out there and do stuff during the week or on the weekends.
- Work towards your dreams, not just the dreams of others. There’s a saying that goes a little like “Don’t work 8 hours for a company then go home and not work on your own goals. You’re not tired, you’re uninspired.” And I really think that’s true. So often we all go to our 9-5 job and come home and we just don’t feel like doing anything. But that shouldn’t be a thing. And the saying is right, we’re not tired, we’re just uninspired. What I do to help me with that is I think of all the things I want to accomplish in the near and far future on my drive home. This helps me get inspired again after being at work all day. It pushes me to go home and work on my goals so they don’t get put on the back burner!
- It does go on. There are SO many times we just sit and wonder “why?” Why are we doing this? Why is this even necessary? Is there really a point to anything we’re doing? BUT THERE IS. And I promise you, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You may not see it right now, but it’s there. You just cannot GIVE UP. Whatever you’re going through, you will get through it.
- Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone is scary but it’s worth it. The past few months I have made a conscious effort to make myself do more. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is sit in bed all day and not move. But what is that accomplishing? I always made the excuse that I needed to rest from the week. But I was missing out on so much. So when people make plans with me or I see something going on that interests me, I go. I have taken Annie to a lottttt of dog events by myself. Why? Because it pushes me to step out of my comfort zone of my bed and Netflix. And it socializes her. So go out and do something that scares you. I promise you won’t regret it. Unless it’s like skydiving and your parachute doesn’t open. Then I’m sorry I gave you this advice.
- You have a support system. You might not think you do, but you do. Even if it’s just one or two people. There was a time in my life where I felt 100% alone. But I had to get myself out of that mindset because I do have a support system. A HUGE one. And while you may not have 75 family members who are all moms, dads, brothers, and sisters in a sense, you do have someone. Even if you feel like you can’t go to them, I promise you can. Because they don’t want to see you hurting and they will do what they can to stop it.
- It’s okay to fail. I’ve failed I couldn’t even tell you how many times. Hell, I’ve started three blogs now. And two of those have failed miserably. And this one might too. But that’s okay. Because at this moment, I enjoy doing it. So if you have something you enjoy doing but it ends up failing, so what. Just pick yourself up, dust that fail dirt off your shoulder, and move the hell on. Whether you failed at a hobby, or a job, or a relationship, there will be more. There’s always another hobby that I bet you could rock. There’s always another job better suited for your skill set that you would kick ass at. And there’s someone out there that will love everything about you, quirks and all. So, don’t just give up when you fail. Find something else. And moveeee on.
Okay, that’s enough deep life advice from me. Even I don’t know where all that came from. So like, take it all as you will. Because I’m 27 and still live at my parents. But whatever dude, it’s all fine.