Updated: Jun 16
In this post, I want to encourage you to write your own story. So often we get consumed by comparing with the world around us or fighting to live up to some life our parents wanted for us.
I feel it is important to strive and live for yourself first. I don’t hope for a more selfish world, but something more self-aware, because the more we know ourselves and the better we love ourselves, the more brain power we have to be kind to and love others.
When I was growing up, I had a lot of support from my family. Whatever I wanted to do, they’d help me grind to pull it off. If I had to raise money to play Pop-Warner football, we’d sell food, I’d sell candy at school, and we’d figure it out together. And that made me feel great and I feel like that has impacted how I move today. But with that in mind, they never made me feel like I needed to pick one thing or they didn’t make me feel bad for having a love for sports or my creative side. While some of my friends had parents who thought that life should go a certain way. To them success was determined by the type of job you can get, so they passed those pressures down to their kids. Some of them made it through others had a hard time finding happiness in the success they spent so long striving to achieve.
All that to say, no matter who feels entitled to your life or who‘s pressuring you to be something that you don’t want to be — remember that it’s your life and your decision and in the end you have to be happy with the end result.
Tell me what you think about that in the comments below.