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We’ve recovered; now what do we do?

I didn’t really want to add to the all the post-election noise. Everyone has an opinion and everyone’s opinion matters and no one has been silent about how they feel. Okay regardless of whether or not I actually believe that everyone’s opinion matters, I have finally calmed down enough to organize my thoughts about this whole thing.

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Is My Optimism Really Just Naivete?

In another week or two I’ll be entering into my first year of college. The process has been ridiculous and difficult and I’m going through a lot of red tape that none of my friends are having to deal with. Despite that though, I’m still really excited and hopeful that everything will just work out because I have no time to be sad or stress out about things that I can’t change or help.

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Fighting Yourself,For Yourself

I’m not sure if there are many young adults who are fully aware and/or confident in what they want to do or become in their lives.  There is a lot of pressure on us to become something amazing. Not only financially successful but also creative and charismatic. Charitable and hard-working. This forces a lot of people into choosing between dreams and reality. This is a constant battle that I’ve had with myself. Though, It’s not so much a battle anymore, more of a war at this point. Continue reading “Fighting Yourself,For Yourself”

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Why I’m Having Issues About Becoming an Adult

I know it sounds so dumb saying this since I’m literally 17 years old. But I’ll be 18 soon and college is right around the corner and honestly I’m slowly and quietly freaking out on the inside.
I know how this sounds to people who are actual adults with actual responsibilities. It’s not like i’m leaving high school to go raise a family and start paying a mortgage. But for the first time in my life, I’ll be paying for my education. Failing a class has actual repercussions and I’ll be solely responsible for my day to day life.
My older brother didn’t go to college so this is the first time my immediate family will be doing this. So it’s not only me, I’m sure my family is freaking out too because it’s so new to us.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely excited. I can’t wait to be independent and learn new things and people. These are things that I’ve always wanted to do so I’m really excited to finally being doing them.

I’m sure I’ll be posting more and more posts like this as college approaches. I’m always thinking about it so it’s gonna be a hot topic.

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What Was I Waiting For?

I started my blog a while ago, but i’ve only recently actually told people about it. Through Instagram of course.

Anyway, I guess I was nervous about what people would say or think about it but to be honest– it doesn’t matter. I started my blog to practice writing, to talk about my life and honestly just because it was something i’d always kind of wanted to do. So as long as i’m happy with it, i’m happy with me.

I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer. And I’m so grossed out by how cliche that obviously sounds but it’s true. I’ve wrestled with myself for years about choosing a career path that will either ensure success or guarantee happiness. Becoming a writer/ journalist will either work out for the best or I’ll end up poor and sad. But at least that way I’ll be able to say “I attempted to follow my dreams and be happy ” because I know there are millions of people who will never be able to think or say those words.

Every couple of months I tell my family that I’m gonna be a nurse, graphic designer, lawyer or (insert miscellaneous career). And I try to convince myself that I’ll be happy doing either of these but I know that’s not true.

I feel kind of uneasy when complaining about choosing a career path to follow because there are so many people in the world who don’t get to dream the way Americans do. And again I feel uneasy because that’s a huge generalization but it’s also true.

But back to my point, i’ve always wanted to be a writer and I started my blog because of this and I started journaling for the same purpose. So now that i’ve actually told people about it, i’m excited for their feedback and for the future.