An Open Letter To The Person Who Just Wants To Give Up

An Open Letter To The Person Who Just Wants To Give Up

Just know that you can do anything.

Dear person,

First I am going to say, don’t give up. You have worked so hard to get to where you are. Yes, the easy thing would be to just go home and give up on whatever is giving you troubles but, what comes easy won’t last and what lasts won’t come easy. Don’t lose sight of your dreams, you’re probably a lot closer than you think. If you're not following your dreams then you aren't truly living and you don't truly love what you are doing. You have to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, there is still time, keep looking. You have to figure out what it is that you want and chase it. Soon, your life will become a series of trying to get someplace else. Dont settle.

Most people give up on themselves easily. They give up because they feel as though they have tried too many times and it just never works out. But you never know, the next time you try could be the time everything falls into place. Your time here is limited so don't waste it by living someone else's life. Live your own life. Everyone has opinions on who you should be or what you should do; don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your inner voice. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

It takes courage to act. It takes courage to start over again. Have the courage to be who you want to be. No fear. Fear kills dreams...fear kills hope...fear can age you...fear can hold you back. Don’t be afraid; make your goals become a reality. Accept where you are and the responsibility that you're going to take yourself where you want to go. It's not going to be easy- if it were easy everyone would do it. But know that you can do it. Everyday you say no to your dreams, you're pushing it back a lot farther than just a day.

I may not know what your situations are like. I may not be in any position to tell you what to do or how to live your life. But I do know that everyone gets a second chance. Even if it is tearing you to pieces, just stop and think about it. The world may seem like it is ending and there is absolutely nothing you can do...this is when you need to be strong. You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have. Show your strength. Everyday we grow old and everyday we have one less day in our futures and one more day in our past.

Your feelings come from your thoughts. No one can do anything to you without your consent. These are choices you have that come from the way you think. It's an attitude, an approach, a belief. Believe everything out there is a miracle, everything, including you. Because it is. There are no mistakes. It's all perfect. Everything that happens to you in your life, there's a lesson in it. No limit people understand the lesson in life and therefore celebrate the lessons. It’s time to take your life in your own hands and be the kind of person that you choose to be and understand that everything that comes your way is an opportunity, it a blessing. Celebrate everything that comes your way.

Everyone out there is rooting for you. Your parents, your friends, the rest of your family... everyone. They all want to see you succeed and finally achieve your dreams. Even strangers want you to achieve them. Each and every one of them are here to help you. If you need a sholder to cry on, someone to talk things out with or even someone to sit and do homework with you, someone is always there to do that. If you don't appreciate what you have now, all you'll ever want is more. What you have is your uniqueness, your specialness and you don't need anything else. You already are everything you are. You have everything you need to be perfection. Take what you are and accept it. Nobody is going to accept it for you.

It's so cliche to say live everyday like its your last. I am most certainly guilty of not doing this. I understand it is difficult to live like that but it's up to you to decide. Just live one day like it's your last. One day! Just don’t worry about any responsibilities for that day and do things you've always wanted to do but never got the chance to. You can change and make your life as absolutely perfect as you want it to be because thought makes it so. Be who you are.

The last chapter of your life has not been written yet. When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen. The rest of your life is a long time and whether you know it or not it is being shaped right now. By the dreams you have. The choices you make. The person you decide to be. Every step you take. Write the story you want people to read. Take a moment and feel the sunshine on your face.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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