Well hello there it is time for another Tuesday’s Thoughts. So before I start this piece off, let me just say that the reason why I am here today, is because of all the support from my family and friends(especially all my girlfriends) Now on with this weeks Tuesday thoughts.
Lets take a trip back to the end of 2012, that puts us at roughly about 4 years ago and 3 nervous breakdowns ago. I know 2012 going into 2013 was rough for me, but you know what I am living and well and I have no problem sharing my story now. At the time I was 23(almost 24) and I was so lost and the only thing that I knew was that I was in love and that I was where I needed to be and that was to be with the love of my life in California. See I had just moved not even a year prior to California, and Gradated from College months prior to that. I have always been the one to know what I wanted and where I was going next, however moving to a new city and a new state really had me at a challenge because I didn’t know what was next.
It took me about 2 years to finally figure out that I was lost and I didn’t know who I was nor what I wanted. I had dealt with some pretty hard times in the past, and that of course was haunting me. I finally made the decision to let it all go, everything from the past and start out fresh. I knew I needed clarity i just didn’t know how to get. Finally on my 25th birthday, I decided that was it and I was going to do everything in my power to put the past behind me and try to start out fresh. I did everything I could, changed my look up a bit and while it helped it still wasn’t enough, there was still something, and that was I needed to come out of my shell a little more.
When I turned 26 I finally figured it out, I wasn’t going to be happy, nor was I going to know who I was if I didn’t get out there and do the things that I wanted to do. I needed to work on figuring out how that would work. So I took a surf lesson and dyed my hair blonde ( which by the way totally worked) I started to just do the things that I wanted to do and not really let anyone or anything stop me, and while I am still on this journey of self discovery, I know that to be happy you have to do the things that make you proud, and be proud of who you truly are.
The reason why I am telling this story is because it seems like to me that everyone goes through this, and while its tough to figure out while you are going though it, you have to realize and be reminded sometimes that its okay to find your true self and get what you deserve out of life. Ive been put through way to much in the 27 years that I have been on this earth, and had I decided to do this sooner, I think that I would be in a completely different place then where I am at now. I have no regrets in what I have done all I am saying is that from a mental standpoint, I know that I had I been truly happy things would of been much better.
So the take away to all this, is if you want to truly find out who you are, I challenge everyone reading this to take a moment out of your day, and decompress from it all, everything, work, school, the media, and just sit an think it could be for 5 minutes, it could be 20, think about what it truly means for you to be happy and go for it, and I guarantee you that those 5 or 20 minutes will change your outlook on life.
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