Things That Are Important

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):

  1. My family and loved ones
  2. My happiness
  3. My education and career (ESPECIALLY admissions right now)
  4. 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. 

-Steve Jobs 


What is something that is important to you?

Chrissey

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28 thoughts on “Things That Are Important

  1. Lovely post!! The most important thing in my life right now, other than the obvious close relationship with my family and a small circle of friends is staying positive, happy & productive!

    Georgia X
    https://itsgeorgiaxoxo.wordpress.com

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    1. Hey Georgia! Thanks for commenting and I hope you’re doing well! Those are super important things and my list is pretty similar to yours! Loved ones are so important and absolutely necessary for support and love!

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  2. So proud of you :)) there will always be haters & I’m glad you aren’t letting them get to you. I love your blog & everything you’ve done w/it. You’ve built something special & I think you already know that ;)) you know best & they’re boring ❤

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    1. Thank you!! It helps if you have great friends (like you!). And I agree… I think everyone has some people who are negative and haters but it definitely shows a lot about yourself depending on how you handle it! And thank you so much!! I love your site as well (as you know lol!) and I can’t wait to see what happens with both of our blogs!!

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  3. Aw! I thought this was a lovely post! And I wouldn’t worry about what other people have to say, whatever that may be! This is your blog and only you get to judge it, other people can either read it and accept it or – go away 😂 x

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    1. I agree, there are far more important things to occupy ones time with than caring about some rude people! Thanks for commenting Ema!

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  4. SO true! I love that quote from Steve Jobs, too. This is your space, and I know you’re like me: my blog is something that I am not only so proud of, but that I also cherish. As it should be! There are so many things in life that supercede the people who only spew hate. Let us not waste our time on them! 🙂

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    1. Hey Becca! I haven’t heard from you in a while– I hope you’re doing well! I LOVE the Steve Jobs quote as well, it’s one of those quotes that puts things into perspectives! And I agree with exactly how you put it–my blog is a special space that I truly cherish and care about! And there’s nothing wrong with that. And I agree completely, there’s tons of people that aren’t worth our time! 😊

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  5. I love this post! There are too many people out there who focus on being negative and spiteful rather than things that actually matter. They love to be critical of other people’s happiness and judge them for everything they do. Knowing that they’re not worth your time is the only way to avoid their negativity and it’s definitely a freeing feeling!

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    1. Thank you Paige!! I whole heartedly agree with you, there’s tons of people out there who are very negative and try to bring others down. But knowing your own personal worth and ignoring them and their negativity is definitely the way to go! I think it becomes extra obvious with blogging–so many people have things to say about other’s blogs.

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  6. This post is so great. I always say that life can be much smoother if others would just mind their business… and I don’t mean it in a negative way. I mean if you don’t have anything nice to say about someone else or you don’t believe/agree with what another person is doing, then just turn the other cheek and live your own life. Let others be!

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    1. I agree completely! If people stayed in their own lanes then life would be much smoother. Worry about yourself and where you’re going and what you’re doing… and of course, be kind to others! So many people forget about the golden rule but it’s so important.

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      1. It can be frustrating, really. But, we just have to make sure we are living by our own positive standards and living the life we want.

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      2. I totally agree with you!

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  7. Family, career, happiness are super important to me too. and sometime you must prioritize one over the others so that you get the others right. thanks for this post! xx corinne

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    1. I agree–it’s definitely a little bit of give and take so you can prioritize what matters to you!

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  8. This is so true, the ones to love are the ones who love you back 🙂 x

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    1. And they’re the ones to hold importance!

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  9. Yess!! I love everything about this post! I’ve spent to much time thinking about the negative people in my life and letting it get the better of me so this was a post I really needed to read!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much Robyn! I wrote it because it was definitely on my mind and something I needed to write about. It’s definitely easier said than done but we just gotta ignore the negativity and prioritize who (and what) is important!

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  10. YEEESSS girl. I’m so glad you have came to this place where you just say “haters gonna hate, but Imma do my thing”! It’s inspiring. I care way too much about what people say/think, etc. and this was motivational to me to just say- focus on who and what is important, don’t mind the rest! Love your blog always, Chrissey. So glad you are here, dear! Keep me updated on those admissions! Any school would be lucky to have ya!

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    1. ^^^ far too many exclamation points…. hahah

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      1. It’s all good—it shows your enthusiasm!

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    2. I think it’s definitely an important lesson to learn and it’s one I wish I had learned earlier… would have saved me a lot of stress and anxiety! And thank you for the kind words, I appreciate it! And I’m currently in Dallas looking at some schools around here, I’m still waiting to hear back from a few and applying around. I got into one in Chicago but I’m going to wait and see!

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      1. Ahhhh yayyyyy!!!!! Congrats, love! DJ and I would love to end up in Dallas one day… we could be in the same city 🙌🏻

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      2. Thank you so much! We will definitely brunch if that happens! I like Houston and Austin too so we will see!

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  11. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 don’t ever worry about what people think! Be yourself and the be people who are meant to be in your life will be 💖

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    1. I agree completely! It’s so important to focus on yourself and to live your life!

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