“My struggles are not my arrest, my mistakes are not my deadbolts, and my past is only my key. It’s up to me to make the choice. Do I use my past as my prison? Or do I unlock the bars and seize what I deserve – my life.”
I never did get into the new year resolutions thing. The 1st of January is faced no different to my 1st of March or my 1st of October. I wake up, I make a coffee, and then I find myself reflecting on why I am so bloody awesome ;) and what I plan on doing this day to make myself even more awesome.
Ha ha… well, maybe it doesn’t go quite that way; but I definitely know that I choose to live in a place of knowing I always did my best, regardless of what any other may believe. I will stand in a knowingness that I am where I am because of me. Granted, I’ve been blessed with some incredible people to stand alongside of me – people who support my every step. But not even they would be there if I hadn’t made the moves that I did.
Though, even those who smile all the time, very rarely whimper and always seem to be happy, healthy, successful people… guess what? They too have their dark and gloomy side. They too feel the pressure, they too feel like telling the rest of the world where to go sometimes. The difference is… they don’t dwell in it. Yes, they are happy most of the time. Yes, they look fit and healthy every other day. And yes, they probably are successful in their own right mind. But I almost guarantee that they didn’t arrive there by just falling off the wagon and landing into that pile of gold by luck (Bless those few who do). For every one else, however, it takes a truck load of hard work, a consistent mentality that you are as good as you believe yourself to be, and the ability to know when enough is enough.
Stop declaring to the world that life sucks. You know what, maybe your life does suck, but do you know why? Because you keep reminding yourself that it does.
You wish it wan’t so hard! Join the queue. But sitting around doing nothing about it, isn’t going to make it any easier either.
Nobody cares? Well, in all honesty, we do feel for you… we do. But we can only carry the empathy for you for so long before you start to become just oh so irritable.
None of your desires ever come to pass? Are you not breathing? Did you not find yourself enjoying a bite to eat somewhere over the last few days? You’re obviously better off than many out there because you have the internet and are reading this.
Just because life isn’t exactly as you thought or dreamed it to be right in this moment, doesn’t mean that it can’t be in the future. However… so long as you stay locked up in those shackles of poor me, of fear, and of doubt… then you are right! Life sucks! But if you decide that maybe you deserve better than life sucks, then change your way of thinking, focus on that of which you do have, find something you know you can look forward to, and put in the hard work that it takes to make your desires and your dreams to come true.
It’s your choice!