The other day I came across an amazingly profound quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald on Pinterest:
|*via Although the words may sound simple, their meaning is incredibly complex!|
The truth for me was illuminated after reading that Fitzgerald quote: It's okay to forget about people from your past who were just plain toxic for you, no matter even if they meant the world to you and they talked to you about The Future. It's okay to stop being your own biggest bully when it comes to career or academics, and to allow yourself to succeed in these areas. It's okay for you to be your own best friend, to be your own date to the movies, to be your own company at the local coffee shop. It's all okay.
Too many of us stay in situations that we aren't happy in. We think we can't fix things, change things. We think we'd like to make a change, but cannot get over the obstacle of our "what-if?" fear that things might not be better somewhere else, whether this somewhere is an emotional state or a physical location. Yet, the truth of the matter is that it's never too late to change the path we are going down, or to become a different type of person, or to create healthy habits and ditch the old. I was talking to one of my absolute best friends, Emma the other day and I told her that I was ready to do a "Spring Cleaning"of my heart. Out with the not-so-good, the bad, and the just plain ugly! In with the kind, the compassionate, the amazing, and the naturally beautiful!
For a mental exercise, give yourself just about 10 minutes or a little less (so it forces you to really concentrate!) and allow your mind to prance around in dreamland: think about if you could be any type of person, who would you be? What would your hobbies be? What kind of people would you befriend? What kind of person would be your ideal romantic partner? What would your lifestyle be like? What type of career would make your heart literally feel like it's fluttering with excitement? Follow these questions, no matter where they lead you. Don't groan if you dream about wanting to be a yoga teacher if your parents want you to do Pre-Med. Don't get anxious if you're working on Wall Street (which I know a few of you readers are!! <3 thank you for reaching out via email with your kind thoughts about my blog!) even though you'd much rather be arguing for the defendant in a courtroom. These answers are your true calling. Go with them. If something seems impractical, just remember this one very important question - is it too late? The answer, friends, is never. <3
Willing to share your thoughts from the mental exercise? Let me know in the comments below! I'd love to hear them!