A Strange Yet Familiar Feeling

A Strange Yet Familiar Feeling

Being the Very Best

At my age, I don't really know what is best for myself. I would like to believe that I do know, that I'm all grown up and I'm ready to have the world as my oyster. Don't get me wrong, conquering the world is an awesome plan to have in your life, but assuming things will ideally go the way as expect them to, is not always a great idea. With all that the world has to offer, there is so much more to learn. There's always a pearl of wisdom that is added onto your necklace and then a new day to look forward to.

Everyone is a beginner at whatever they try for the first time, and we are not graceful nor picture perfect when we expect our results to be they way we depicted them. I have had my embarrassing moments and negative thoughts of giving up on a progress; leaving it for a better tomorrow. However, that's not the way to be if you want to be the very best. I like to think back to Ash Ketchum, and the attitude he had about doing his best to get to the top. He has a positive attitude and is inspirational from the way he treats his partners and learns from his defeats and failures. Traveling in the world of Pokémon is a great life adventure for Ash, he is always leaning new things and making new friends.

When I am feeling down and I feel like a slug, I know that I have to do something to get me going. I dedicate myself to a progress, like applying for jobs in school or planning to study abroad. I want to propel myself to have a positive attitude and keep moving forward. I think about where I'll be in five years, what will I do, who I will be with, and where I will be. To be honest, it's uncomfortable to know this because I know that the time I have now with whom, where, what, is temporary. But life is an adventure, there are always new things to look forward to. It is a strange yet familiar feeling that I have, knowing that I can be better and that there is a future ahead of me. It is a comfort.

Through time, we learn about the world and ourselves. Making good decisions through difficult choices makes us veterans of the world around us. After many experiences, conquering the world is an easier challenge to face. You eventually learn what is best for yourself and adapt to other new experiences, while continuing to be the best that you can be.

Cover Image Credit: http://animeloversyoutube.blogspot.nl

Popular Right Now

22 New Things That I Want To Try Now That I'm 22

A bucket list for my 22nd year.


"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to people because you can't do anything that you couldn't do before and you're still super young. But I'm determined to make my 22nd year a year filled with new adventures and new experiences. So here's to 22.

Cover Image Credit:

Author's illustration

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

A Thank you To all The Things That Didn't Work Out

Everything really does happen for a reason.


When something does not work out as planned, our immediate thoughts are overwhelming. I have sat up many nights, staring at the ceiling, wondering why things did not work out as planned. I know sometimes you feel as if the whole world is coming down on you. I know you are frustrated at the mystery of events that could take place.

Trust me, it will get better and work out in a way you never would've imagined.

When you wallow in self-pity after things not working out, you are only hindering your success. You know when everything will get better? It will get better when you start believing in yourself. It will get better when you start to love yourself for who you are and push yourself to your fullest potential.

Life has many different paths and obstacles that we, as human beings, are faced with every day.

When we do not have a choice on the outcome of particular situations, it is hard to see the positive side.

Take a minute to close your eyes and think about the last time something did not work out as planned. Were you optimistic and positive? If not, take this advice from me.

To my 6th grade relationship where I acted out the "Romeo and Juliet" scene for my first kiss, thank you. To the immature middle-school drama, thank you. To dance auditions, thank you. To falling in love with one specific college, thank you. To having a crazy freshman year experience, thank you.

Now, these are just a handful of events that did not go as planned for me personally. I can truthfully say, with all of these "losses," I gained so much more. Sometimes we do not even realize that the plans we are making for our lives may not be the best. The plans that are meant to work out always do.

So, to the girl that is crying for not making the cheer team, say thank you.

To the guy that is frustrated about his career path, say thank you.

To the child that is left out in a friend group, say thank you.

You will one day see the path that IS meant to work out after that one "planned" path did not. It is so important to understand that you are not alone. Every single human being on this earth has once thought of a plan, only to have it destructed by a new one. Without control, without a say, our life plan can change in a blink.

So, to all the things that did not work out, thank you.

Related Content

Facebook Comments