The things I’ve learnt
Some days will be better than others, some nights, you’ll get a decent sleep and on others you’ll stay up twisting and turning till the sun rises. You’ll love and you’ll hate. Sometimes it’s better trusting in a lie than believing in nothing at all. You’ll cry, but you’ll laugh. You’ll want revenge and you’ll want to forgive. You’ll want to end your life but then again, you’ll have moments where you’ll want to live forever. We will die, that’s one of the only certainties we have, but you have the choice to make the most of your time you have here. You’ll want to take a break from what you love, remember there’s nothing wrong with taking a break but there is something wrong with giving up. You’ll give too much and have nothing left. You’ll put a piece of yourself into something you love and when it disappears a part of you will be gone too. So it’s best to keep a part of you safe. They will try to change you, but don’t listen, the only person you should change for is yourself.
You’ll make mistakes, but from those mistakes you’ll learn more about yourself than you would in any other way. Stand for something, it doesn’t matter what it is, so when you do fall, you won’t fall for nothing. If you give nothing, you’ll get nothing in return, but if you give you’ll never get as much back, but you’ll get something back. Sometimes you’ll pray to God then you’ll turn dark. I’ve learn that good and evil are both primitive notions, and that at the end of the day, be yourself. You don’t need any dramatic reason to do anything, if something makes you smile, or gives you butterflies in your stomach, do it. That’s reason enough.
None of us had a choice to be brought to life, we’re all fighting our own demons and have our skeletons locked up and although none of us chose to be here, we have a choice of what we will do now that we are here, we have opportunities, but the most important thing everyone has, is potential. You won’t be good at everything, but you’ll excel in something. Do what you’re good at. Doors will get shut in your face and locked from the inside, there’s no way to get it. It’s best to take a walk to the next house and try again. Never try to please everyone, because it’ll tear you apart. People have issues, its best that you don’t get involved in them. Know yourself and you’ll know the world. Be honest and true, but keep those secrets that deserve to be locked away. Take risks, it’s better to regret something you did than something you didn’t.
Find that inner strength we all have, sometimes it’s just hidden deeper inside us. Never depend on anyone or anything, because people and things can quickly change. You will break and just like hair you will grow again but never the same way as you were before, but you can be better than you were before you broke, just find a new hairdresser. Family is overrated at times, just because people share the same blood, doesn’t make them family, because family is so much more than blood. You may find yourself closer to a stranger than you’ve ever felt to your family. Fight for something, believe in something but never make something your everything.
And sometimes you’ll find yourself reliving the past over and over, but you just got to find that strength and close that book and start with a new one. Remember the lessons your decisions have taught you, make mistakes, but don’t repeat them: P. Sometimes that inner flame might die, but go out and get a new candle it’ll be worth it. Rather burn the candle at both ends and burn bright for a moment than never escape the darkness that is life. Drink chocolate milkshake, it’s really nice: D. Turn the radio up when “your” song plays and sing along. Spend time with those that bring the best out of you and avoid those that don’t.
You know that baggage you’re carrying with you? Get rid of it ASAP, no one likes a garbage truck. Break the rule’s go push your limits so you know where there are. At the end of the day we all have our own rules, follow yours and not everyone else’s. Do what you can’t do then you’ll know what you can. Do something out of character, it’ll help you find yourself. You’ll know what’s best for you but never think you know what’s best for someone else.
Before you can trust, love or forgive anyone or anything else you first have to do it to yourself. Sometimes you’ll be terrified and want to hide yourself under a blanket, and at other times you’ll stand confidently against the world, find a balance.
We live in the present, not the past or future and sometimes we forget that. And although we live in reality, we all need a reality check every few months. Reality is subjective and more tangible than we may think. We may all be listening to the same song, but it will paint a different picture in each of our minds, we will experience different feelings and we will reminisce different thoughts. Were all the same but we live in different worlds and its better that we don’t forget that.
And finally, I’ve learnt to move on, people will screw things up for you, thinking they know better. They may have ruined a moment in your life but don’t give them the power to ruin your whole life.
Life is simple, don’t complicate it.