Heya Readers, it’s WaviGirl and I’m back with another post ♥
Today’s post is going to be pretty heavy, though, so brace yourselves. It’s also going to be raw and real. No filters, no editing. I’m just going to let whatever’s pent up inside flow out of me, through my fingertips, and onto my keyboard, because I want to be honest with you all. That’s what we’re here for, right?
Life. It’s a thing that some people take for granted as they stride gracefully through it, expecting to live for a long time to come. It’s a thing that other people, however, grip onto. Hard. Have you ever had one of those moments when something unnoticeably small to others finds its way to you and truly, soulfully inspires you? Well, I had that the other day whilst sitting and eating a delicious crepe at a dessert cafe with my totally embarrassing but awesome family. Out of the window next to us, I caught a glimpse of one of those live-hard people. He was walking completely disregarded by others, just another normal person in the streets, but for some inexplicable reason known only to Fate, he caught my eye. He had a guitar in a worn brown leather case slung over his shoulder, and there was this quote scrawled over it in black marker:
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle
Usually, at things like this, I would whip out my camera, prepared for the perfect, interesting photo-op in front of me. However, being the IDIOT I am, I forgot my Canon at home and, to be honest, you should never really take pictures of people without their permission. It’s one of the Golden Rules of photography!
Still, just sitting there, the prospect of actually living and actually having such an amazing life, when for all I know I could have been born a poor, dying orphan in Africa, really opened my eyes. After all, you never truly know what the future has in store for you. By tomorrow, you could be dead and never feel any emotions ever again (unless you believe in the after-life). And yes, I am going to be straight-up about this all, because after all, the truth – although we may sometimes utterly despite it – is still the truth. Or, you could live until the age of 102. I mean, think about it. Really think. When you wake up tomorrow morning, the previous 24 hours, the last whole day, you will never get back in your entire life. Ever. Neither you nor anyone else will spend their day with the same thoughts, events and happenings in the same order ever again. Which is exactly why you should embrace it and live your life to its fullest! Engulf yourself in those really cliched quotes you stumble upon on Pinterest. Trust me – It’ll do you good.
So make your life worthwhile. Make it count for something, something worth living. Here I am, and here most of us are, getting all stressed for exams when in the end, it’s your choice if you want to sit behind a desk at school for loads of agonizingly long years, only to sit behind a desk again for even more agonizingly long years doing a job you loathe just for the good pay. Then again, it’s your choice if you want to sit behind a desk for a few hard-working years so that you end up with a job you really like, one that makes you happy and energized. So get out there! Follow your passions, even if people tell you it’s impossible.
As for me, I want to be a big-time author who, hopefully, will also be a professional, fun blogger who posts her life thoughts, excellent photography and overall amazingness online for her many, many followers. *Cynical laugh in the background, followed by a snarky ‘As if!’*
Anyway, my point is, be the truest form of yourself, because the truest form of yourself is the best form. Remember, no-one will ever be you again, so love yourself first and others will love you, too. Hey, I’m just saying all of this as a completely irrelevant teenager, who, out of the 7 billion living people on this planet, is a tiny speck. All I’m doing is blogging and pouring out my feelings on my own special corner of the Internet, because that’s where I feel happy. And I know and accept that what I’m doing may only ever be read by a handful of people, that it won’t ever matter to anyone else as much as it does to me.But, as corny as this may sound, I do believe that even if only twenty people read this post, that it DOES still make a difference, however small it may be. Because what I do on this blog is not just to please other people (although I enjoy doing that very much). It’s also to find a part of me that I never knew existed. To find myself.
And I do also believe that if you have faith in yourself, then the Universe will begin to see it as well. Your destiny is fully unknown and fully inevitable. No matter what, you will end up fulfilling that destiny. But it’s up to YOU how you fulfill it.
So, my advice? Just live! As a ‘moody, hormone-induced’ teenager or even adult, this probably doesn’t get said enough to you, so I’m going to say it now. You are phenomenal, beautiful, unique. One-of-a-kind. If people don’t like the real you, if they don’t see any of that, then they don’t deserve you. Do what you love with the people you love and find your true self, because no-one, not anyone, can stop you from being you. It’s just as simple as that.
“Don’t just follow your dreams. Show them the way.” – That one pencil at the bottom of my bag.
🌊Love, WaviGirl x 🌊
BELIEVE ♥ INSPIRE ♥ ACHIEVE