As I grow older I'm sure this list will grow longer, so look forward to a part 2 sometime in the future <3
Within the last couple years of my life, I’ve learned a lot about myself and my life, or at least how I perceive it. The following are just a few of the many truths I’ve discovered and would like to share with others.
Being correct doesn’t always make you right.
Sometimes you have to discern when a situation calls for words, versus when it calls solely for your presence.
When you comfort others, a small part of yourself is comforted too.
Procrastination is that endless cycle that once it has roots, can seem impossible to shake. But when you put your mind AND heart to something, not even procrastination can dig you away from it.
Beauty is what you make of it, not what it makes of you.
All those times you thought your life would be better once you got to be a teenager, is in some ways very true, but new challenges will always arise.
Your titles (or names) should not define you. You should define your titles.
Yes, yes, I know I’ll be thankful for my “youthful appearance” one day. But that day is not today.
Similarly, why should you care if people think you look younger than you are? Isn’t age supposed to be a sign of wisdom? Spend less time trying to be something you are not and more making the most of who you are.
The more plans you make, the more disappointed you’ll be. The less plans you make, the more frustrated you’ll be.
Poetry has the power to change a person, if the ground experience is similar.
Relax and take a break for a day, away from all your worries, let your mind rest. Appreciate the single moments in life, keep them close to your heart and let them be your hope.
Not everything does happen for a reason, though it can sometimes be easy to assume so. Don’t let yourself be stuck in that mindset; it turns into an awful way of justifying awful things. Create and follow your own future.
Know that you are not alone, someone is always there for you, whether you can see them, or sense them.
Emotions are not weaknesses, allow yourself to feel and to cry when you need to, whether you are a girl OR a boy.
Nobody has it all together. If someone claims to be perfect, they are not. But don’t be afraid to use the word “good”. Good can be improved upon, perfect cannot.
When you learn that something you were taught since you were young is actually wrong, don’t deny it. But don’t tear yourself up over it either. Make an effort to change.
Talk it out. Whenever something is bothering you, tell someone. Or even just say it out loud. Ignoring problems don’t make them go away.
Be confident. Make sure everything you do, you do with pride and confidence. If you decide to take a stand, don’t back down.
Listen. No matter how confident you are in your own stand, listen to other people’s stands, rather than hearing them. Who knows, you may even learn something.
Be open to new ideas. Even if you don’t believe in them at all, be open to the fact that some people might. And that’s okay.
Know your role model. Acknowledging who it is you find yourself looking up to can help you to discern good and bad characteristics from even them, and not get mindlessly caught in copying them in everything.
Find your hobby, that one thing you can’t live a peaceful life without doing occasionally. Hold onto it, because you never know. It may one day save your life.
Take a moment to think back and realize how far you’ve come in the past three to four years. Recognize who you were and appreciate who you now are.
Understand that you still have so much to learn, so many different ideas to reckon with, and realizations to come to.
Please, please comment truths you've found! Love you all!!