Think about this for a minute. Who are you living for? Your family? Your friends? Society? If the answer is anyone but yourself, why is that? I understand that I am privileged and don’t have to work to support my family. I fully appreciate the people who work their butts of to keep things afloat. But for those who do have a choice, reconsider the reasons behind the things you do. I’m not suggesting everyone to quit school or to quit their jobs and become a hermit like me. All I’m saying is that it’s time for us to live for ourselves. To put ourselves first. To chase our dreams. To live like a kid again. To do the things we’ve always wanted to do but never did because we were bound down by society’s rules.
I lived in fear for the longest time. All I was concerned about was seeking other people’s approval, especially my parents’. I worked hard in school to get good grades, I followed the career path that was deemed ‘normal’, I tried to do everything I could to live up to their expectations. Naturally, I felt like a failure when I hit rock bottom and decided to stop further education. Although I knew I was doing the right thing by listening to my intuition despite what others think, it is still incredibly difficult to not feel even the slightest bit unsure.
Thankfully, the Universe spoke to me in the form of a podcast this morning. I listened to Sahara Rose’s podcast about how she transformed her life and followed her dreams over the past three years. So much of her story resonated with me even though our situations are quite different. It was just what I needed to gain confidence in myself and what I’m doing over the course of the coming year. All my doubts about what might happen melted away because I knew I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to no matter what society says. I strongly encourage you to give her podcast a listen because it just might ignite a fire in you like it did with me.
I know that the way of life I am seeking is non-conventional, and it definitely isn’t what my parents nor I expected. But I know that there is no one way to live. We all have our own truths and our own versions of ‘real life’. Just because your truth doesn’t align with someone else’s doesn’t make yours any less true. We are all meant to follow different paths in life. I really wish society would stop putting all these messages into young people’s heads about how they should live or what the definition of success is.
So go ahead and follow your dreams. Do what your heart tells you is right. Listen to your intuition. Be so confident in yourself that no one can stop you from doing what you want to do. Start living for yourself and discover what sets your soul on fire. It’s never too late, no matter how old or what situation you’re in at the moment. Anything is possible if you want it bad enough.