I came across this quote on my Instagram page and felt it needed to be shared. If you have been keeping up with me and my life you are aware I plan to do bigger and better things with my life and that entails a very long road ahead. Although it is depressing looking into the future thinking about all the work I have to do to achieve my dream job, this really hit home for me.
In undergrad everything is a competition between people and it is really degrading when you constantly compare yourselves to others but at the University I go to, it is so large and you get so lost in the population you almost have to complare yourself to others to get a grasp of how you are doing in the class. I also have a very strong personality and I sometimes share things that some people don’t like, I sometimes have a strong opinion about things. I have recently learned to step back and hear instead of being heard. Some of the other people I emerse myself with at school are also strong willed and will get their point across in the same manner I use. This has become a very humbling experience seeing what it is like to be on the recieving end of a strong opninonated person.
This quote made me realize we are all our own individuals, and much like the discovery of my amazing boyfriend and how he treats me, I have alos cut some very toxic people out of my life because I shouldn’t have to work to be friends with people. My best friend lives 1400 miles away and we barely ever talk and some people like friendships like that but then there are others that need to talk daily and need to see friends. I unfortunately don’t have time in my busy schedule for people like that and therefore have resorted to being with people who have schedules like mine or people that understand how busy I am. God created us all to be our own unique people and therefore some get along better than others, I very strongly believe the right people are put in our lives but we need to get rid of the ones that add negativity and stress.
My life has chaged IMMENSELY since I gave in and cut ties with certain people and honestly I have never felt better. My advice to you: lose all the toxicity, it may seem like its worth it now but review the past few days, weeks, months or years and think about all the effort you have put into trying to impress these people you think are your “friends” and grow closer with the people you need to give no effort to and still reap the rewards of an amazing friendship. That is my advice and it has worked for me so I hope you think about it and it works for you too! Happy Thursday!
Until next time,