New Year Show The Authentic You
May your 2019 be filled with Love & Gratitude, My wish for you is that you find what makes you happy. That you love the people, you are surrounded with, and that you love without limitations. Find something to be grateful for every day. Live without fear of judgment or punishment. Live your authentic self and allow the real you to come out and play. You are awesome.
Decide To Live Your Life Instead Of Trying To Figure It Out
At some point in our life comes a rather difficult state of not knowing where we are headed in life. Pressure gets harder and harder to bear as we see a lot of people our age who seem to have already figured most of their shit and gotten all their ducks in a row while we can’t seem to find our own.
Every year we plan tons of things out in hopes that by the end of that year, we’ve at least progressed and had something to be proud of. We desire and strive for the achievements, the material proof that we are victors in the game of life; we want to be able to tell people somehow how we’ve figured this shit out. It is such a burden trying to get ahead of people only to find that two months into the year and you’re already exhausted and extremely frustrated because the things you’ve planned didn’t work quite well. You are behind your target and the next thing you know you’ve given up, feeling like you’ve failed yet again, bitterly you declare this year to not be your year.
Secret time. This is not unique to just you. That person you are jealous of, for their money, success, or material gains, have their own issues to face. They too, keep an eye on other people and they also, feel a little stagnant and clueless about where their life is headed.
Life isn’t meant to be figured out. It is intended to be lived.
We live, and along the way, we get to figure some things out, bit by bit. We cannot expect ourselves to know everything about how we should be living our lives. As we move forward, there will always be things we won’t see coming or expecting, and that’s what makes life so fascinating, and so beautiful.
In 2019, I hope you finally drop the idea that you have to figure your life out right now. I wish you ditch that plan of trying to prove something.
I hope you start trying to do those things you’ve always wanted to try but never had the courage to do because of fear.
I hope you find time to take a break, to breathe, and to use your days off for yourself. I hope you dance more on the streets and let loose sometimes. Be as free as you possibly can.
I hope you stop thinking about what other people might be thinking.
I hope you stop focusing too much on your "Do or die" lists and accept that sometimes things change and very rarely go as planned. I hope you start seeing how beautiful it is to be spontaneous. I hope you allow yourself to discover a lot more from the things you didn’t expect.
I hope you get to find the strength to take a break from social media, even for a bit, or maybe delete it all together so that you can appreciate all the beautiful views you’ve always missed because your eyes were stuck on a screen.
I hope you get to travel to places. It doesn’t have to be out of the country. I hope there are weekends where you get to pack your bags and go backpacking to towns or cities you’ve never seen in your area. Also, I hope on these short trips, you get to meet more people, understand more cultures, and take more pictures, not to brag to the rest of the world but to keep for yourself so you’ll have something to smile about when you’re all worked out and exhausted.
I hope you see independence as a beautiful thing, not a curse nor a tough phase. I hope you stop fixating on finding the right person for you and start seeing you are the right person for you.
I hope this year you finally understand that there’s nothing much to be figured out in life, but there are many ways to live it.
Inspired by and words by Jill Bautista
Source Thought Catalog