You'll get there soon

You'll get there soon

You hear people say things like, "everyday is a new day." I know deep down that seems pretty minuscule to think we can just pick up and start everything over just because it's a new day.

But maybe they're right...

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You hear people say things like, "everyday is a new day." I know deep down that seems pretty minuscule to think we can just pick up and start everything over just because it's a new day. But overtime this idea of starting each day and learning to live in the present has started to stick with me.

Lately I've found myself stressing out to the max about school, work, and money. How am I going to pay for school? Am I even going to get a job out of college? Did I choose the right career path? It's not just me that thinks like this. Recent college grads all the way up to grown adults are still questioning whether they're fulfilling their dreams in life. That's until I stumbled across a quote on Pinterest by one of my favorite authors that read:

"For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Punch Today In The Face.Johnson Wang

This really resonated with me because of how much it can relate to almost all of our lives. If you or someone you know is finding themselves second guessing their life or who they want to be, show them this quote. In my case, a lot of my friends who recently graduated or are still in college are finding it extremely hard to find jobs. They're second guessing themselves wondering if they just wasted four years of their lives on a degree they don't want anymore. The chances of knowing exactly what you want to do and getting there by age 22 is slim to none. For those of you reading this just know there's going to be countless detours you have to take first before you can even consider yourself close. Instead of spending your time worrying about where you're gonna end up, stop. Focus on where you are now.

We're taking our own paths to reach our goals. Some of us just happen to take longer routes. Whenever someone or something gets in our way and makes us take a step back, look around for a minute. By that I mean, stop worrying about what's going to happen next. Start worrying about what's happening now. I find myself lost in this inbetween state quite a lot. Once you can overcome whatever obstacle you are faced with, you'll feel less overwhelmed when another one is thrown at you. Instead just let it hit you. Allow it to be a learning opportunity or even a way to fuel your drive even more. Sooner or later we all end up where we are supposed to be doing what were supposed to be doing.

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Are Soulmates Real?

Is your perfect other half out there?

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Lately, a question that has often plagued my mind is the concept of a soulmate. Is there a soulmate in the world for every individual? The idea of a soulmate is a fascinating thing. The dictionary defines a soulmate as "a person ideally suited to another as a close friend or romantic partner." It's quite a phenomenon that in a world of seven billion people, one individual is your ideal counterpart. As I grow older, I observe my friends in long-term relationships and the feelings that they've developed as time has progressed. It's interesting that people my age have committed themselves to another individual devotedly for long periods of time. I often wonder if I'll encounter such a love anytime soon.

When friends talk about marrying their current lovers after college, I feel panicked and wonder if the clock to find your soulmate has already begun ticking and I'm moving at a pace far too slow. It's good to believe in soulmates because it gives hope to people. If I believe that I have a soulmate in this world, I can live believing that someday everything will fall into place and my perfect partner will stumble into my life. Sometimes I wonder how love even works because it's crazy that two individuals just happened to both like each other and decided to see where this initial liking could take them. Often though, many people experience one-sided loves and it makes you wonder if you're doing something wrong compared to people who have coupled up. I'd ideally like to chalk up unrequited loves and romantic mishaps to the existence of soulmates. I tell myself that things didn't work out because it wasn't meant to be. I often glaze over the mishaps afterward and wonder why it didn't work out. I'm a dreamer and I'll paint these picture-perfect love stories in my mind which left me disappointed. However, living with the hope that soulmates exist helps.

Do soulmates exist in this world? Maybe all my mishaps and one-sided loves are the result of the world telling me it was not meant to be. The idea of soulmates gives me hope that one day, everything will work out in the end.

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The Life Coach Every Girl Needs: Rachel Hollis (And Quotes To Live By)

If Rachel Hollis tells you to wash your face, you better wash your face.

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One of my goals for 2019 is to read more, and I wanted to kick off the year with a motivational read. I saw a lot of buzz on social media regrading Rachel Hollis' novel Girl, Wash Your Face. The way the book is set up is each chapter is a lie she has told herself, which also happens to be common lies all women tell themselves. She then goes on to explain a situation and how she recovered from that lie. With each chapter I read I felt more inspired and motivated knowing that I wasn't alone in some of the lies I too even tell myself. Rachel Hollis is the life coach every girl needs because let's face it, life sucks sometimes, and it's very easy to get in a negative mindset.

"Life is not supposed to overwhelm you at all times. Life isn't meant to be merely survived- it's meant to be lived." 

"When you really want something, you will find a way. When you don't really want something, you'll find an excuse." 

"Ladies, our judging has to stop. So does our compulsion to compete with everyone around us."

"When it comes to your dreams, no is not an answer. The word no is not a reason to stop. Instead, think of it as a detour or a yield sign. No means merge with caution. No reminds you to slow down- to re evaluate where you are and to judge how the new position you're in can better prepare you for your destination." 

"If time has taught me anything, it's that our differences are what make this life unique."

"Today there may be items on your to-do list, but you also have a long list of things you have achieved. You've already done little things and big things... goals you accomplished years ago that are on someones else bucket list."

"I believe that you are not a mistake- and feeling guilty about who you are (working, staying at home, overweight, underweight, overeducated, uneducated, emotional, bookish, street- smart, or whatever) does a disservice to yourself and the creator who made you. There are hundreds of ways to lose yourself, but the easiest of them all is refusing to acknowledge who you truly are in the first place."

"I am still here because I refuse to let my trauma have the last word. I am still here because I will not let a nightmare have more power than my dreams. I am still here because I didn't allow the hard time to make me weak; I willed it to make me strong."

"I think we function better mentally, emotionally, and physically when we take care of our bodies with nourishment, water, and exercise. The lie I used to believe was that my weight would define me, that it would speak volumes about who I was as a person. Today I believe it's not your weight that defines you, but the care and consideration you put into your body absolutely does." 

"Girl, get ahold of your life. Stop mediating, stop hiding out, stop being afraid, stop giving away pieces of yourself, stop saying you can't do it. Stop the negative self- talk, stop abusing your body stop putting it off for tomorrow or Monday or next year. Stop crying about what happened and take control of what happens next. Get up, right now."

After reading these quotes my only hope is that you are on your way to the store to pick up a copy. It is seriously such a great book that every woman needs to read.

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