Given the current state of the world, our personal lives and other things that seem to go wrong at the last second, I've seen a lot of people in and around my life who have been quite down lately. More and more people are asking for hugs on Twitter, which is not a bad thing, and there just seems to be bad news lurking around every corner whether it be political or personal. I've found that it doesn't just effect the ones who are being harmed by certain situations, but it effects everyone around them as well.
I too have been effected by the sudden sadness in the air and the turmoil surrounding me. I've been listening to songs such as "My Immortal" by Evanescence and "Sad Song" by We The Kings for weeks on end and I'm not sure why. I don't know if it's because I'm effected by my friends being sad or if I'm just sad myself. It's tricky and confusing to understand, but somewhere among the madness there's an logical explanation.
Now, I don't want to make anyone more upset than they already are by retelling the current events or pointing out every single thing that is wrong with the world in setting. What the real purpose of this article is to bring hope to a depressed world, to shine a little bit of light in the darkness and to offer words of comfort to those who are suffering and sad.
Others might say that you are less than perfect and that what you're doing with your life is worthless, useless and not worth your time or effort. I'm here to say that I've heard that before as well originally starting off as a history major. I've been told that the major or my new major, journalism, is nothing but "fake news."
But they're wrong.
You can do it if you put your mind to it.
I've seen successful cosplayers, journalists, historians, and artists all around and they made it with an astounding amount of effort and patience. So, if you're at a point where you feel your skills are lacking or you made the wrong decision when it comes to life, just remember that there are people out there rooting for you and want to see you succeed.
Don't give up just yet because there's a whole world of opportunities waiting for you just around the corner.
Try to block out the people who hate you and are just just there to tell you that what you're doing is wrong, because they don't know what you've been through to get to this point. Trust me, I know that these things are easier said than done, but when you get to the point where you are blocking out the hate, it is the most freeing thing in the world.
To those who are shy, when you finally get to that point where your voice needs to be heard and you can't stay silent anymore it will be just as freeing. Sure your heart will seem to beat out of your chest, your hands will shake like crazy and you may stumble over your thoughts, but the outcome is often worth it.
Yes, the world seems like it's going crazy, but there are good changes in the world and people who do believe it will get better.
So, keep your head held high and remember everything that you've done to get to this point in your life. If you're feeling down right now, it's OK to feel down, but remember this one thing:
It will get better, I promise.