15 Quotes For The Girl Who Doesn't Know What She's Doing With Her Life

15 Quotes For The Girl Who Doesn't Know What She's Doing With Her Life

Sometimes, you don't know what your next step is—and that's OK.

About passions:

1. "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." – Karim Seddiki

If you are lucky enough to have found something that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning, chase it. Who cares if only four other people are doing it? Become the fifth.

2. "Don't let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big." -Anonymous

3. "I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener." - Anonymous

Who cares what your dad's sister's husband's niece is doing? What are you doing to make your life what you want it to be? Are you doing the best you can? That's all that matters.

4. "Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other tires because you got a flat." - Anonymous

5. "Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful magical person that you are." – Mandy Hale

About love:

6. "Forgive them even if they're not sorry." - Anonymous

There's a reason so many Indian proverbs are written about the toll holding a grudge takes. Let it go and find your own peace.

7. "It's okay to walk out of someone's life if you don't feel like you belong in it anymore." - Anonymous

It's OK if your high school sweetheart isn't the boy you take to formal, and it's OK if the boy you take to formal isn't your soulmate. It's fine if the girls you went to all these formals with aren't worthy of being your bridesmaids. You're allowed to decide at any moment that someone isn't being a very positive influence on you and it's OK to call it quits on any relationship—at any time, for any reason.

8. "Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them." - Anonymous

9. "Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." – Dalai Lama

10. "Never put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket." - Anonymous

It's not selfish to try to make yourself happy. Stop telling yourself that.

About the future:

11. "It's not about being the best; it's about being better than you were yesterday." - Anonymous

12. "Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day." - Anonymous

13. "What matters most is how well you walk through the fire." – Charles Bukowski

Don't worry so much about the promotion or the new phone or the vacation. The greatest memories you have and what will define you is the grace with which you handled your darkest moments, not your brightest.

14. "I love the smell of possibility in the morning." - Anonymous

15. "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." – William Shakespeare

You're so incredibly young, and you have so many things to offer this world. Don't worry if you aren't climbing the corporate ladder at 21 years old. Live your life and aspire for greatness.

But now? Take a nap, call your mom, or make some soup from scratch. There's only one thing I know that can keep a millennial down: a cracked heel. So, rip it off and run through the sun shower. You're doing great, even if it doesn't always feel like it. Try again tomorrow and the day the after. And try to make each day after that even better. Find time for love, for what you love but you can't quite get paid for, and for the things they will pay you for. Make time in your life for what gets you out of bed at 6 a.m. and what keeps you up until then, too. As Ferris Bueller once said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around every once in a while, you might miss it."

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I Blame My Dad For My High Expectations

Dad, it's all your fault.

I always tell my dad that no matter who I date, he's always my number one guy. Sometimes I say it as more of a routine thing. However, the meaning behind it is all too real. For as long as I can remember my dad has been my one true love, and it's going to be hard to find someone who can top him.

My dad loves me when I am difficult. He knows how to keep the perfect distance on the days when I'm in a mood, how to hold me on the days that are tough, and how to stand by me on the days that are good.

He listens to me rant for hours over people, my days at school, or the episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' I watched that night and never once loses interest.

He picks on me about my hair, outfit, shoes, and everything else after spending hours to get ready only to end by telling me, “You look good." And I know he means it.

He holds the door for me, carries my bags for me, and always buys my food. He goes out of his way to make me smile when he sees that I'm upset. He calls me randomly during the day to see how I'm doing and how my day is going and drops everything to answer the phone when I call.

When it comes to other people, my dad has a heart of gold. He will do anything for anyone, even his worst enemy. He will smile at strangers and compliment people he barely knows. He will strike up a conversation with anyone, even if it means going way out of his way, and he will always put himself last.

My dad also knows when to give tough love. He knows how to make me respect him without having to ask for it or enforce it. He knows how to make me want to be a better person just to make him proud. He has molded me into who I am today without ever pushing me too hard. He knew the exact times I needed to be reminded who I was.

Dad, you have my respect, trust, but most of all my heart. You have impacted my life most of all, and for that, I can never repay you. Without you, I wouldn't know what I to look for when I finally begin to search for who I want to spend the rest of my life with, but it might take some time to find someone who measures up to you.

To my future husband, I'm sorry. You have some huge shoes to fill, and most of all, I hope you can cook.

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