I FEEL LIKE I OWE IT TO MYSELF to write something, to post something that will somehow neutralise the negativity of the last post. Not that there’s anything wrong with having down days. Guys, we seriously need to stop projecting that everything is fine and dandy all days of our lives. YES, I SAID IT. Those who say that they don’t have down days are lying. Or aren’t living. OH SNAP.? Anyway, before I say more things that may or may not be deemed offensive, let me turn the spotlight on my sometimes crappy, but generally great life.

Up until my trip, June has seen me having more bad days than good days. I use the word “bad” loosely because I know compared to most, I’ve still been pretty blessed. My frustrations were at an all time high and I’ve been feeling so helpless on how to better my situation. As an optimist, you experience this 10x worse because it only means you’ve exhausted all options and have rationalised your mouth dry. You wallow a bit and wait for your sunshine+positivity reserves to kick in so you can again bask under the belief that everything will be alright

Everything will be alright.

But to whose standards? Sometimes we internalise all demands, even if they contradict each other. Even if it leaves us empty because we’ve allowed external forces to override our innermost desires. When they do, just remember this – at the end of the day, you will be left with only yourself. You are responsible for your happiness. You can, in a sense, control the world because everything is just a matter of mindset. All this lies on you. So (wo)man up and go after what you want. Just remember that the consequences, they’re all on you too. But don’t let that paralyse you; sometimes the so-called wrong move is better than no move at all.

So here’s to taking reins of the here and now and to grabbing (or even CREATING!) opportunities. Everything will be alright.


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