A Collected Perspective #3
I was scrolling though tumblr yesterday and stumbled upon an image that read I AM and that picture really spoke to me. I took inspiration from it to create the image above and the third installment of A Collected Perspective.
Being on this earth for 24 years the best thing I’ve learned is that you HAVE to own who you are and love who you are, regardless of how others think or feel. Your sexuality, gender, ethnicity etc shouldn’t label you as a statistic, but define you as an unique individual who wants to be that change. We’ve all shed tears, shared laughs, been in love and felt used,but through the ups and downs we survived and that’s all that matters. Every word in the image above symbolizes who we are, what we’ve been through and where we’re headed. Take the time to appreciate yourself, even when the times are tough. I know it’s hard to keep your head held high when everywhere you turn there’s tragedy and loss, but we have to smile and enjoy this life we have. Call a relative you haven’t spoke to in awhile, forgive a friend who betrayed you, and let go of your past. Focus on making your dreams a reality and leaving a trail for others to follow. Everything is going to be alright, just keep pushing.
I’m not going to lie this past few months have been a challenge for me, I’ve been dealing with growing up and finally taking on adult roles(401k, buying a house, Grad School etc) I’ll be 25 next month and a lot has been going through my mind, and I just want to be successful and be able to give back and take care of my family. But I know that time will come, I feel like I’m on the right path. I’m taking life one day at a time, learning from my mistakes, and appreciating my accomplishments. Even though I have obstacles in my path, I’m happy and excited about what the future holds.
I hope this post encourages you this weekend, I hope it helps you make it through the day. Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts and story. I love you all .