We know this sounds cliché, but what does, "chasing your dreams," mean to you?
We feel like chasing your dreams means that you are willing to risk it all for your passion. Chasing what you are in love with is way better than staying safe within something that you’re not in love with.
To me, chasing your dreams is planning a flight, and embracing the surprise that you are the one that is doing the actual flying.
Welcome the surprises. Cushion the fall-backs. Remedy the temporary pain and stress.
It’s all worth it in the end.
Keep going, and keep dreaming. It’s what makes you uniquely you.
"Now we all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go, ‘That’s bad.’"
-Dead Poet’s Society
Yesterday we lost a dear part to many of our childhoods. Robin Williams was a joy to watch on the big screen, and he was always showing that being yourself is way more fun than conforming. He wore attire of uniqueness and a smile of confidence everywhere we saw him.
Robin Williams, you are dearly loved and missed by millions. Thank you for leaving this world better than you found it.
It all started freshman year when for some odd reason, I just wasn’t happy with myself. I really struggled with how I viewed myself. No one knew about it except my boyfriend at the time.
I began struggling with self harm around this time too, making everything so difficult to deal with.
To put a cherry on top of the situation, about a year went by when my boyfriend dumped me and played me back and forth for about 4 months.
I was so scared to tell my mom everything that was going on with me because I was afraid she would hate me.
I continued being with my boyfriend because I thought I “loved” him. He threatened leaving me if I didn’t tell my mom about the depression, so I told her. She told me I didn’t have anything to be “depressed” about. We both fought like crazy for about 3 more months.
She took me to see a therapist, finally. She helped us both through everything. I finally dumped my boyfriend and decided I deserved better than him. I gave myself a new start, and about 3 months later, I met my current boyfriend.
Even after the therapy, I still struggled with my self harm from time to time. Luckily, my current boyfriend had and has done nothing but help me every step of the way through this. Thanks to him for not allowing me to deal with this alone, I am four months clean.
I tell my story to show people that things do get better and you can be happy too.
Written and loved on by Anna Reid
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What if your true soul mate is yourself?
What if the person you need to fall in love with before anyone else, though, is you?