I’m 22 years old, and I can’t help but look back at the last several years of my life and wonder if I have been living it the right way.
Ever since I was 11-12 years old I have been working. If it was shoveling driveways, being an Umpire for Little Leauge, bussing tables, dishwashing, working at my college, being an RA, all the way to working in New York City. I began to live a healthy lifestyle and working hard at trying to achieve my wildest dreams.
Even still with all this progression, I have seen in my life, I still get many moments where I feel like I haven't accomplished enough.
I’m sitting here tonight thinking about High School and College. Over the years I am so grateful for the friends I have made, but I can’t help but think about that over the past couple of years there were many times that I felt that if I never reached out to anyone, no one would have reached out to me.
This isn’t meant to be a pity party, but l feel like a lot of us out there feel this way and I wanted to call attention to it.
Many kids in their late teens and early twenties feel the need to do certain things to feel like they belong there. So many people are afraid to take a stand and live the life the way it should be lived.
This is the time of your life that you should be focusing on accomplishing things that seem so far out of reach, that you will leave people speechless when you actually do them. You should be focusing on the things that will help further your career, not your social status.
In college, I was lucky to have many friends but still found myself alone many times. This led me to focus on the things that were important to me and my future.
One thing I found importance in though was surrounding yourself with good people.
When good people are around to encourage other good people, that's when you will see good outcomes in your life.
No matter what you plan on doing, you should always want to include the other good people in your life, and you should never exclude anyone that is always going to be there for you. I always make an attempt to get as many people involved in places I go or things I do, because I know how it feels to be excluded, and I would never want any good person to feel that way.
One thing to recognize also is that you never know which person you decide to have a part of your life will be the person who will change your life.
Too many people are afraid to talk about their insecurities because they are afraid of what people may think of them. That’s one thing I am not because I could care less what others think of me. This is because I know who I am and who I want to be.
To those who have felt like I did, and sometimes still do, you have to know you’re not the only one.
For the people who feel like they aren’t good enough, we’re in this together.
One day people will see your worth, and one day those who counted you out will reject doing so.
Always remember who you are and never worry about where you're at because it will Get Better.