Have you guys ever sat down and tried to write a post… and nothing. Sometimes, you might even manage write the post. But then… it doesn’t feel right.
That is exactly how I felt when I wrote my non-beauty favorites post, it just didn’t feel right… none of the post ideas felt right for me to post at this time. I think it’s because I knew that I just needed to pick up my iPad and just write. I just needed these words to flow from me, and to come from my heart (not that they usually don’t).
I mean… I’m literally writing this right before post time, so it’s crunch time.
I know that there’s a lot of people that have things to say about me in not only my personal life, but also in blogging. People are very quick to judge when they don’t know the circumstances and when they don’t understand things. But I’ve been on this earth for over two decades and if there’s something I’ve learned, it is not to waste my breath on negative people. Because nothing will change some people’s minds (not even a different perspective or the truth!).
But that’s okay, because the truth is…
I don’t care.
The thing is… this is my site, with my voice and perspective and life. It’s my own journey and path and no one has the right to try to write my story or to make false assumptions, but people are going to do it anyways.
I’ve learned a lot of times not to waste energy caring about people who are negative and try to diminish you, because there are so many other important things to occupy your attention. And I’ve learned this more and more as I get older, especially now, because there’s very few things I find to be critically important right now (it’s all personal, so I won’t divulge) so a few negative people here and there have no significance… at all.
I don’t take the time to judge someone’s life or blog in my limited free time, and I thought everyone else had similar views because there’s other better things to occupy our time with, but I guess people are different? There are things that are important, and things that try to be. And I firmly believe that it is our own individual choice and power to choose what we find important.
A list of things that are important (not all):
- My family and loved ones
- My happiness
- My education and career (ESPECIALLY admissions right now)
- My blog
And probably, at the top of things that aren’t important to me are people who are negative. It’s not me trying to be a bitch, it’s the honest truth. There’s so many important things out there one can do rather than pay attention to some people trying to knock us down!
It’s a lesson that took me long enough to learn than I’d like, but it’s one that is necessary. Don’t let someone else dictate to you what’s important to you, or try to make themselves important. Find what’s important to you and make that matter.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
What is something that is important to you?