We can only do so much. We can only try so hard. Ultimately if we aren't doing things to please ourselves, if all of our actions are on behalf of someone we want to approve of us -- parents, coaches, friends, that hot baseball player -- we wind up pleasing nobody at all. We feel like no matter how hard we try, we're trapped. We feel like our best could never be good enough, and that makes us miserable.
Today was the day I decided to make the change. No more Pre-Law for this lady! I've decided to devote my life to studying the thing I'm most passionate about: English literature/language/creative writing. There's no point in creating a life for yourself that's never going to make you feel satisfied, rewarded, or whole. I had enough courage (although let us be honest -- to say it was difficult would be a major understatement…) to realize that I was doing the pre-law track for all of the wrong reasons, and stood up for my own interests. Never have I felt so at peace with myself nor so intensely proud of myself. And I think it's the start of many good things to come. By being honest with myself about what I am and am not looking to get out of life, I am able to dig a little deeper and discover guts (the metaphorical kind, lawlzz) that I never knew I had.
I hope that all of you out of there reading this feel inspired enough to stick up for your own passions, and make the changes you need to in order to make your dreams and life goals turn into a radiant reality. So take a big deep breath, and get out there and make things happen!
Until next time,