There is someone who has played a part in inspiring me and lifting me up when I feel like I can’t go anymore. Her work ethic is absolutely insane, and her success is just as crazy. I’ve actually never met, or spoken to her before. Lilly Singh (IISuperwomanII), is actually a Youtuber. I’ve been following her for a couple of years and I am left in constant awe of who she is as a person. Fair enough, her internet fans don’t really see every side there is to her; but, she doesn’t hold back when it comes to showing who she really is/how she really feels. So, I’d say we have a pretty good idea. And she’s incredible.
I wanted to write about this today because I think she’s the kind of person many, many people could take some hints from as to what kind of person they should be. I’m constantly taking the things that she says and thinking about them for myself. There has been times where she’s mentioned something and described it from a perspective I’d never thought of before. She pushes me to think about things differently. For the most part, though, I have the same stance as her on different things.
Lilly is a prime example of what it’s like to live your dream and still be honest about how it’s not all honey and roses like most people think. Except, she understands that in order to continue to do what she loves, she has to go through things that may not be all that fun—and she’s still thankful for those things. I respect that so much. Ed Sheeran just released his new album, and it contains a song called Eraser. After listening to that specific song a few times through, one verse really stuck out to me:
“And ain’t nobody wanna see you down in the dumps
Because you’re living your dream, man, this shit should be fun”
I feel most people trying to achieve their dream think that once they get there, it’s going to somehow be less work and more play. That’s not the reality, though. It takes work to continue to live your dream once you achieve it. Lilly makes that very clear and tells it just how it is. She respects people for who they are and doesn’t hold back in expressing how deeply she wishes there was more love in this world. Hell, she’s done so much to bring more love to the people that know her name. Her biggest campaign is called Girl Love: which motivates females all around the world to love each other instead of compete with each other. But I’m not going to sit here and tell you all she’s accomplished; you can just Google her for that. I really just want to encourage you to maybe look her up, see what she’s about.
The idea behind writing this was to just remind myself that I, you, we can all have this kind of impact on the world if we just work our asses off and stay humble to the process. She’s the kind of person I hope other’s see me as. She’s someone I hope to someday sit down and talk to. Her work ethic is something I’m trying to develop for myself. The people she has surrounding her are the kind of people I want around me—the friends that will be there no matter what, not just when they want something. And most importantly, when I reach a level of success someday, I hope that I can create as many opportunities as she has to help change the world for the better.
This isn’t a thank you letter, or a dear ___. It’s simply a reminder to all of you—and me—that good people are out there doing their damn best to breathe positivity into the world. It’s to show you that she works day and night to live her dream and she’s found a way to not only be honest about the process, but to also accept the struggle that comes with the success. You can’t expect your dreams to come true just because you wrote it down and hung it on your wall. Instead, know that your dreams are going to come true by working your tail off everyday. Absolutely, hang the paper up; but let it stand as a reminder to what you’re working towards, not wishing for.
I guess this is a weird version of a thank you. If by some weird chance this gets to you: Thank you, Lilly. Keep doing what you’re doing. It’s calming to know there’s someone like you out there doing her part to produce positivity everyday 🙂