Being an adult comes with complications: rent to pay, which insurance to chose, friends around you getting married and having kids, and endless list of friends with promotions. Trust me, being a young adult is not that much easier, as you struggle through life encountering all these things slowly one by one and then BAM all at once. Suddenly, a feeling of being the only person in the entire planet going through unimaginable things all by yourself comes over like a massive wave. Rest assured: you are not alone. Fortunately, or perhaps, unfortunately, every second young adults shares your pain and misery or similar happiness and joy as you do every day, including myself. What do I do to keep my head high and my smile bright, you may ask. Well, I am glad you asked - here is my list of 5 quotes that inspire, motivate and remind me that there are millions of people and we are in this together!

“It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.” 
― John GreenLooking for Alaska

And yet it is the truth, you are not the only one... 

"Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently." - Wall Street Journal

Time is indeed a choice, and how we spend is entirely up to us - no one else to blame...

"If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing" - Sherman Alexie 

That's true my friends, don't be afraid to open your hearts, there are some pretty amazing people out there! 

"Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly." 
— Langston Hughes 
 

 Without dreams, there is no life - don't be afraid to dream and follow your heart! Even if you fall, there is another chance to rise!

"Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn't suck." 
— Joss Whedon

You just have to pay attention, and you will realise life doesn't suck, in fact it is beautiful, full of challenges and adventures, and the most beautiful things of all is to feel alive! What more can you ask for? 

Published by Karina Saakyan