Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A little reminder + current favorite album



Hi you!

Lately I've faced some challenges that took me by surprise.
I guess that means I've gotten a bit too comfortable with life, which is why I got a little spooked. Life's hard. Life's tough - so you got to be tougher ;)
These feelings and thoughts inspired this post. Just in case you might find yourself in a similar situation, I though I'd share some thoughts on what's been helping me not lose my head (lol). :)
No point in whining, but I'm not going to lie, I've felt a little lost, frightened, even and found myself reflecting over a lot of things. Whoever says that the teenage years are the toughest and most insecure times of your life, wasn't completely right IMO. It's not like the (early) twenties are a walk in the park, either.
Yes, I'm much more confident and familiar with myself and who I am than I was when I was, say, 18.
But with recently finished college, figuring out how and which job to apply for, where to live, etc -type of questions can feel overwhelming to answer all at the same time. While some of your friends are already buying their first house or having babies/getting married, and some taking gap years surfing Down Under.. There are many different ways to spend these years. It's like the bridge between the safe-ish yet insecure teenage years and the fully-independent, having-it-all-together-and-sorted-out adulthood.
It's easy to feel lost and anxious about definitely not being a child anymore. I feel ya. Growing up does suck sometimes.
Maybe it will take 6 months, or maybe 6 years. I'm confident that it'll all work out, somehow. For each and everyone, sooner or later.


"If your life just got a little bit harder, that probably means you just leveled up." Instead of letting challenges, setbacks, confusion or uncertainty get you discouraged, I try to look at them as tests - like I'm being tested by life, and once I overcome these current struggles, I'll become a better me.
"When life puts you in tough situations, don't think WHY ME, think TRY ME". Yes, it's probably the world's biggest cliché, but what doesn't kill you really can make you stronger. Or proud of yourself. And probably, teach you some valuable lessons. If there are no hard times, sad times, tough times - there wouldn't be better times, either. Or we wouldn't truly appreciate them. Accept the reality that some days will be tough, and sometimes you will feel like quitting. Things take time. . . It's a slow process, but quitting won't speed it up. Trust yourself. You've survived a lot, and you'll survive whatever is coming. A year from now, you'll most likely just laugh at the things you're stressing about now and be proud of having pulled through the hardship(s).

Don't compare your individual journey to someone else's. If anything, be inspired by someone who is already where you'd like to be some day, but remember, that you've taken the steps needed for YOU to become who you are today and to be exactly where you are right now. You can move, change directions and try different routes, but never lose track of the end destination you want to reach, whatever it may be.


On another note, I wanted to share my current music obsession: Sia's new album "This Is Acting". Especially the songs 'Unstoppable', 'Cheap Thrills', 'Reaper' and 'Broken Glass' ❤️
She's been a favorite for some time already, and I've completely broken the replay-button of the song "Bang My Head", but after this album, I'm completely sold. I NEED to see her live one day.
Maybe listening to her will inspire you to 'keep the faith', stay on the grind and not give up?

You never know.. ;)


x Mira

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