Get Lost And Find Yourself

Get Lost And Find Yourself

And don't be afraid if you like where you end up.
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So often we get comfortable with where are in life. We get comfortable with our friends, comfortable with our hometown, comfortable with our college, comfortable with staying put. But that's just it. We're just comfortable. We're not ecstatic that we haven't met any new people from areas completely different than ours, people that have the potential to teach us so much about both life and ourselves. We aren't thrilled that there really isn't that much to do where we live like there is in the location you visited over break, but it's your home so you stay. We're not amazed by the college we chose and what it brings to us, it's just our education and what we are told we need in order to be successful.

However, what if we stopped just settling for comfort? What if we stopped playing it safe, doing what is expected of us, and just for once lived wildly and freely while following the course of our hearts? It's not easy, by any means. It's not easy to leave behind the things that are comfortable to us, because just because they are comfortable and we could explore so much more doesn't mean they don't mean the world to us.

Now is our time, though. We are young and have the world awaiting us. It's our responsibility to take a firm grasp on it and allow ourselves to venture into the great unknown. It's when you allow yourself to do this, when you allow yourself to test your own personal limits, that you will discover the person you have been trying to find your entire young life. You will find the you that you have been longing for, the you that gives you enough happiness to last your entire lifetime, the you that sparks the self-confidence within that you've been searching for.

If you live the same year over and over again for 85 years, how can you look back and call that a life? Live today so that you can look back with a smile and feel proud that you forced yourself to break out of your comforts and burst into something so foreign yet incredible to you. Don't ever hesitate with your decisions. If you think you want to do something, and you feel a punch in your gut telling you go, then go. Don't start thinking the "what if's" or the "buts." None of that matters.

What matters in this life is that you did the most you could do and did it to the best of your ability so that you don't have any regrets. Get yourself out there and get lost, you just might love where you end up.

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.
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Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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To My Little Sister, Don't Wish For Time To Move Faster, Soak Up The Stage Of Life You're In

Live in the moment and you will come out having no regrets.

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To my best friend,

Time goes by quickly, do not wish it away. Enjoy living in the moment you are in right now because you will never get it back. Stop wishing you were in college already because you have so much to live for right now.

I know all you want to do is get away from home and start over, which is normal because I wanted to do the same thing at your age. But as your older sister, and as someone who has gone through that stage already, I am here to tell you that it is not all rainbows and sunshine 24/7.

With the time you have left in high school, enjoy every second of it because eventually, you will come to miss it.

Graduation is just around the corner for you and it honestly freaks me out how fast time is going. And it only goes faster in college. As kids, all we wanted was to be in high school and be able to drive on our own and once we hit high school, all we want is to be in college. With almost being in college for two years, I can easily say that all I want is to be a kid again. We have been wishing our whole lives away since we can remember. Enjoy today.

I see so much potential in you and I am beyond excited for what the future has in store for you.

Many times, you have been the one to give me advice even though I'm the older sister and this shows how caring and loving you are. Life is going to treat you so well and it already has.

There is one piece of advice I must give to you though. Make sure to thank mom and dad and tell them you love them as often as possible. I know they can get on your nerves and may make you angry at times, but they have given us the best life. You will learn in college just how much they love us and how much they have given up just to make us happy.

You have a good head on your shoulders and I know life is going to turn out to be exactly what you wanted. Just don't wish it all away. Some of my favorite times were when I was a senior in high school.

I'm always looking out for you so don't ever think you are alone in this crazy world. Remember, I am just one phone call away.

I love you so much sis, you got this.

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