For a long time, I really struggled with the underlying reason why I wanted different things for my life than most other people.
Why I wanted Different, I had no idea, I just knew that I did. That frustrated me and often made me feel guilty.
Why was everyone else supposedly ok with the same things that I had?
Shouldn’t I be ok with just those things too?
Why did I feel like I deserved more?
Anyway, I got over it when I realized that those thoughts were holding me back from the very things I wanted. I got over it when I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and into situations where there were others that felt exactly the same way. I got over it by surrounding myself with as many of those people as possible.
Just because you want to define your own life, doesn’t make you more special than the next guy. It doesn’t make you selfish. You shouldn’t feel guilty for it.
If it’s how you feel, make it happen. I got in my own way – sometimes I still do – and it has done nothing but hold me back. Don’t make the same mistake, ok?
Don’t let yourself get in your own way.
Food for thought on this lovely Friday afternoon. :) Happy weekend!