My laptop is currently broken so borrowing my Aunt’s. Anyways as I was going through old writing once again I found some old blog posts from when I use to blog on Myspace before Facebook was the hottest craze. I found a very motivational message written by my younger self a few days before my 21st birthday. Here is what I wrote:
(originally written Jan. 17th 2008)
“21” is coming fast and change is inevitable…something is pushing me to change my current course in life. It’s time to leave the past behind — the familiar structure, belief systems, comforts and defenses — and venture into the unknown. I have to use my wits and survival skills to find or create a healthier, more integrated situation. I guess this means it’s time to give up my comfort zone and take a chance. It’s time to get out there and get my hands dirty. The only way to get anywhere in life is to learn by doing. I’m going to give it my best and try my hardest. When you do that no one can say you failed! I know what I’ve got to do. And no one can decide the correct next move for me but myself! There is nowhere to go but away from the past. It’s gonna be hard at first but it’ll pay off for me in my future.
With success comes specific obligations. Obligations, that come with a considerable amount of stress and decisions, of which I will soon be aquainted. This moment in my life will teach me how to cope and balance my soon to be new found obligations.
Inspiration is coming to me like lightning bolts. And the only wall stopping me is fear itself. I belief it’s finally time to release my fears and let my guard down. I’ve got to think positive! Can’t let pessimism get in my way!
I’m slowly realizing how to learn from my past experiences and how to use what I’ve learned to fuel my future. With each piece of knowledge obtained I’m adjusting future plans and goals accordingly.
I’m not trapped on this course in my life…through re-attending college and throughout all the various changes occuring currently in my life..I’m slowly realizing that my life has potential. My life is about to take on a new direction and I’m curious to see what surprises “Life” has in store for me.
Afterall, you are not merely the result of your past. Who you are will be the result of how you respond to future opportunities as they arise.
I didn’t realize and understand this lesson until the course of the past two days. Life is ever-changing and you have no choice but to make some decisions before they’re made for you. THAT is the answer to succeed in life. Taking chances in the face of fear. And being one step ahead.
…these are my thoughts from my snow day…time to go to work…Love always Katie
My blog post on Myspace definitely reminded me of what I was going through at the time but more so, of some lessons I forgot I had learned. Lessons that no matter what point in your life you are at, it is always good to constantly remind yourself. So I hope this message gave you a wake-up call or got you thinking. Feel free to check out my other posts, especially my very first posts on WordPress, or my other old writing.
Hope to get my laptop fixed soon because I have a lot of writing to post,
Enjoy Love Katie