Warning: This is one of those 'Go after your dreams lilgipper' posts. Summed up: You know that person/thing/dream you want? Go for it.
We need to go after the things we want. This article right here (click the here. Caution: Language) says exactly that. This doesn't just apply to people we love, even though we should go after them too. This also applies to life. Things we love. Things that make our hearts go boom. Go after it. Really, do.
Like, my goodness, I don't want to still be going to Utah State, being 'practical'. I knew when I applied to college, that's not what I wanted. SO WHHHHHHY? It was something to do. It wasn't what I wanted to do, but it was something. Something practical. It allowed me to answer 'What are you doing with your life?' 'Oh, just going to to USU for a degree in communication.' No one questioned me or thought I was crazy. They all thought I was a well put together young lady. Surprise, WRONG. Everytime I answered I hated it, I felt ashamed of myself almost. I knew it's not what I wanted. And it's not that going to USU is a bad thing. It just wasn't the right thing. For me. So guess what I did yesterday? I turned in my leave of absence. Why? To go after the things I want. Because we should.
I don't mind how it looks, because it feels so good. Isn't that the way it should be? We should be more concerned with how our lives feel, than how they look. Some people will think you're really cool. Some people are going to think you are crazy. It all boils down to you though. You are the one who knows what you want, you are the only one who knows how bad you want it and no one will be as sorry as you will be, if you don't go after what you want. So go do, go follow what makes your heart go boom. Make the decision to go after the things you want. Or don't. It's your regret or your dream. It's your choice. It's your life, you're shaping it.
"People will kill you over time. And how they kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like 'be realistic."-Dylan Morgan
I've been thinking. And you know what? I think we need to think more highly of ourselves and others. It is important to remind ourselves of others not-so-bright side, not so we can feel better or less alone, but so we can have a better understanding, compassion, and caring for one another. There are no 'ordinary' people. Every person we encounter, possesses magic. We are all walking magic, and that's pretty fudgin' magical if you ask me.
I once read a story, and I can't remember where, of a man who died. In the afterlife he asks if he is going to go to heaven or hell and God tells him, neither. He tells him that he will be reincarnated. The man then asks him "How many times have I already been reincarnated?" and God answers "Many, many times. This time you'll be a little Chinese boy from 650 AD."
"I am going back in time? If I am constantly being reincarnated, have I met myself before?"
"Happens all the time. Every time you meet someone, you're meeting yourself. Everyone you're cruel too, everyone you laugh at, those you love, those you help. You are all of them and you've met them all. You are Abraham Lincoln. You are Mother Teresa. You are Hitler. You are the bum on the street. And one day, you will become like me."
I don't believe in reincarnation, but isn't that an interesting way to think about things? If we treated every person as if we were meeting ourselves we could be more curious and interested in them, we'd have a better understanding, more compassion and caring for one another. There's a reflection of ourselves in every person we meet, whether we like to admit it or not. Loving people, all people, is magic at its finest and I dare you to fall in love with a piece of everyone. They are magic, they are precious, they are a glimpse of yourself, they are teachers, they are students, and they are children of God; who deserve to be treated as such. It might look greener on the other side but just remember from the other side; your grass looks greener too.
Until next time,
Kindness is magic.
I am Alex. Not Alexis or Alexandria. Just Alex. And I just turned 20 years old. I work at a dance studio and various odd jobs. I am Utah State University student and I am completely discontent with college. My car, blue thunder, gets me from point A to point B. Despite my age, I still have the bladder of a small puppy and apologize in advance to anyone who goes on a road trip with me. Speaking of puppies, I have a wiener dog who loves my mom more than me. I like the smell of hardware stores more than the average person. My favorite thing to wear to bed is my oversized outdated tourist D.C. Sweatshirt and bunny slippers. Yeah, I still love to build forts. Like, let's just build a fort. Everyone loves forts. I have never had a boyfriend and don't ask why because I don't know. Maybe because I still build forts and wear bunny slippers. (Actually, that's pretty rad.. but..) Probably because I was homeschooled and awkward and then I decided I was going to conquer the world and I didn't need a boy to do that. One day though, I am going to be a kick capitol A wife and mom. I'm a motivational speaker in the works, so I am also going to be kick A at that too. I'm life hungry. I have a bucket list of 480 things to do before I die. As much as I think about living, I think about dying. As many of you know, I am living this life for two. I love when the seasons change. I want to visit the East Coast so bad. Mornings are rough for me. I can't cook yet, but I can bake like a champ. I love few things more than stars. I believe in random kitchen dance parties, singing loud in the car, shooting stars, and magic. Dance has my heart. I believe people are precious and important. They deserve to be treated as the child of God that they are. All of them. I view life as a grand adventure and I am making up the future as I go. I'll never settle for anything less than the life I am capable of living. I want my passion, heart, mind, and soul to the most beautiful things about me. I'm Alex. Just Alex. And I just turned 20 years old. I don't have it all together or figure out. The great thing though, is that I know exactly who and what I am; I'm a work in progress. Masterpiece, really.
Until next time,
Cheers to 20 :) love always,