The other day I was talking to my mom. I was trying to explain to her that I feel like I should stop talking about myself in my blogs. That I needed to take a step back from talking about me, and talk about more important things— things that could help others.
I was thinking last night about that conversation. What I was saying to her makes no sense. What else do I have to talk about besides myself, and my experiences. The things I’ve been through have done nothing but teach me lessons. So if I could pass those lessons on to others, why not?
In one of my previous blogs I mentioned that everyone knows something you don’t. It’s also true that everyone has experienced something that you haven’t. Everyone has some sort of tragic story to tell, they just have to be willing. If you ever find yourself in a position where someone is giving you their opinion, or telling you a story of their life— listen.
Life is all about learning. We are constantly taking information in. Going an entire day without learning something new is on the verge of being impossible. To me, you aren’t living if you aren’t learning. Knowledge is power.
For me, specifically, I want to learn about people. I want to travel and see culture, and I want to write about it all. That excites me. If a plane ticket suddenly appeared in my hands, I wouldn’t ask questions. I would just leave. That’s the beauty of having something you love. It doesn’t make you question things. You just know.
I am thankful everyday for having found something that I love at such a young age. I have definitely tried my hardest to fight away the urge to write. For some reason I couldn’t see the magic hidden within the words coming from my mind. But now I’m thankful. I’m thankful that because I’ve found writing I’ve found the stars. I’ve found my own version of infinity. It brings me peace knowing that if everything else in my life goes wrong, I can always come back to my room at 3am and write.
So find that. Find that one thing that brings you peace and do it, whether it’s a hobby, or a job. Everyone finds theirs at a different time. But no time is ever too late. When you do finally find it, everything will feel lighter knowing that you always have something to turn to.
I don’t really know how you do find that one thing. I don’t think anyone knows, to be honest. I think it comes down to the universe and timing. And timing is a bitch sometimes. For most people, I think that it comes at a time of desperation. A time when you are so lost nothing feels safe. It may be something that you’ve been doing your entire life, but never realized its true significance until you needed to. For the few lucky people, however, I think that they are just born knowing who they are supposed to be. They have a vision for themselves and they don’t ever stop pursuing it.
I feel like this is a really vague subject, because a lot of people feel like they don’t have a thing. They believe they are just here, with no real reason to be. But I believe that everyone on this earth is put here for a reason. We all serve some sort of purpose. And the range of that is practically infinite. If you are ever doubtful of your presence on this earth, ask someone who loves you what they would do if you just disappeared. I guarantee they would tell you that they need you. They would tell you that they loved you and wouldn’t know what to do with themselves if you weren’t in their life.
So if you are ever discouraged about finding your thing, allow the love of the people around you to remind you that you are serving a purpose and eventually you will find the thing that makes you see the world in a new light.
Once you do find it, use it. Use it to help yourself, and hope that in someway, just by doing what you love, you are helping and inspiring others also. Also, never feel like you are talking too much about yourself in the process. You are the only thing that you truly know better than anyone else. And the things you’ve been through are lessons for not only you, but also the people willing to listen. The only way we can live together in this world is if we learn to be together. So let’s just be together, okay?