As Emily has mentioned in her previous post, your early twenties are just filled to the brims with learning lessons we never thought we had to learn. For the first time in your life, you are treated like an adult, but because you are still young, no adult really takes you seriously yet. You get the responsibilities but without the perks of being respected. It’s confusing as all hell, and it hurts, but I do get it. I’m really here to prove myself.
So I’m going to try something new for both our followers and myself. It’s inspired by Amy Pohler’s Smart Girls. They’re doing something called “Operation Nice February” and I want to participate and hopefully take it further than just one month! Side note: if you haven’t checked out Amy’s Smart Girls, I highly suggest you do. They’re all about changing the world by being yourself. It’s refreshing and it’s inspired me a lot.
I’m going to call it Motivation Monday. Every Monday, I’m going to try and write down some inspiring words to remind both me and all of you to stay motivated towards accomplishing your goals, whatever they may be. There’s just too much negativity going around the internet as is, and life will inevitably come up with plenty of hardships for us all to experience. So I want to try and help balance that out!
This Monday, it’s all about who you surround yourself with. This is a tough one for me, admittedly. Sometimes, negative people sneak in your life and before you know it, they turn things upside down and all of a sudden, you feel like this:
(my sister took this pic of me when I was waking up, so unflattering, I know)
And guess what? It fucking sucks. There. I said it. You know why? Most of the time, these are people that you trusted and probably poured a lot of your energy into and often times, they poured a lot of energy into you at one point! Sometimes people come into your life for a reason, and most of the time it’s to teach you something about yourself. But, when you find yourself with a toxic person, you need to let them go.
This is the hardest part for me, because I like to forgive people. After all, we’re all human and we all screw shit up. Here’s the thing though: you can still forgive them and just nicely and swiftly kick them out of your life. If you find that someone is constantly bringing you down, you really don’t need them and you certainly don’t deserve that. I’m going to say it one last time. You. Don’t. Deserve. It.
You should surround yourself with people who inspire you! People who believe in your dreams, no matter how silly. People who will be there for you, no matter what crazy stuff happens. I know I would be lost without Emily, Morgan, and Julia. No one else in the world would let me vent about just about anything without calling me crazy, and no one quite motivates me to keep moving when I feel like giving up and giving into the temptation of watching Netflix forever. You deserve people who are going to motivate you and lift you higher in life. I promise.
Who motivates you? Your family? Your friends? Your dog? Tweet/instagram a picture of the people who motivate you the most and use the #motivationmonday and #operationnicefebruary and spread the love!