We all go through life unfortunately hoping it will all turn out PERFECT. Every step we take, every decision we choose, we make. We unknowingly spend hours, minutes and many sleepless nights self-debating on things, without regard it might very well just burn and crash. There are so many lessons I along this long road have learned and these are a few:
I’ve learned this:
We as average people, are terrified of this concept: but YES! Take a freaking chance, take that chance that might fail or better yet take that chance with the mental assurance, you will succeed. Every relationship I’ve encountered, I always jumping in blind hoping my other half would see my fairy tale, just like I did. Months later, I would come to the realization, he didn’t have my same views and ultimately, I was stuck with only beautiful memories I could keep with me. But those moments and that person was ‘That Chance’ I had to take to conclude if he would be my prince charming or just another frog.
Take Action and Believe
I have had so many dreams in my life and until got off my ass and took ACTION nothing ever came to life. When I started pouring all my energy and every last penny I had, for something I wanted, thats when my dreams started to become MY reality not just an idea of what I thought it should be. I decided nothing would stop me, and I would find a way. That’s when slowly it was not dream anymore but my REALITY.
Stop Doubting Yourself So Much
Doubting myself had become the definition of me. I doubted myself, I doubted I would have the energy, the drive, to go where I wanted in life. When I learned one day that this could very well, be so far from me. There was one piece of advice a friend gave to me one day. It all starts with YOU. You will succeed if you want it bad enough. Ill give you another example: A good friend of mine moved out to L.A to pursue her dreams of being a model. Most people would think she was crazy! But she wanted it bad enough. She would sit hours, weeks, days on her phone focusing on her social media outlets. She would stand on streets just to get publicity. She saw her vision and she wasn’t going to let anything stop her. Months later, she was being followed by an amazing 52K+ fan base, and she was making a living off her dream. Who would of thought she’d make it, right?
Let this be a lesson, because there is nothing worse than shitty person, AND I will be the first to say it. Be Kind to Others. Treat others how you want to be treated. You never know what others might going through; where they are at in the point in their lives, or the what journey they are about to embark on. So be kind, because it can truly change someones life.
Never Give Up
This one was hard for me to express which actually brought tears to my eyes, because I had been a determined girl and I always let obstacles get in my way. I believed, if it was a bumpy ride, then it was the wrong ride. But that is where I was mistaken. If its bumpy, then you have to be ready to jump over those hurdles and learn from them. Like anything in life, sometimes it takes tweaking, re-adjusting, but primarily it means never giving up.
writer: Lexi Franc
Photographer: Deigo Bonilla
About the Author
Lexi is a passionate writer who enjoys fitness and learning about life. She shares her unique experience through her writing and the way she sees life.