Who Should You Keep?

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We all want to be liked. We want to have friends and feel like we belong. But is it more important to have a few respectable, loyal friends or a bunch of half-assed, convenient friends?

If you’re having a hard time figuring out who are the important people in your life, here is a list of qualities you should look for in your friend group. Put these people on your team.

 

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How It Feels To Leave A Life Behind

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Since high school, I have been saying that I am moving to California. First it was for college. College came and I didn’t make the leap for a few different reasons. I told myself it was okay because I would get the opportunity again when I apply for master’s degree. When application time approached, I visited schools such as UCLA and USC with my grandparents. Simultaneously, I applied for jobs at home. I’m not sure why I did that if I knew I wanted to move, but I did. I got offered a job working for the state of Connecticut and took it. I figured I would work a couple years, save money,  have the job help pay for school in CT, and then make the move. Two years was quickly approaching at my job and my masters was not completed and there was no plan to move.

I was torn between wanting stability and wanting adventure. I couldn’t tell if I would be okay leaving my family behind and starting over. I didn’t know if I should be content and appreciative of the career I had and all the benefits that came with it.

Ultimately, I chose adventure and this is what it felt like to leave.

 

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Who You Should Let Go Of

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I have a habit of analyzing people, figuring out their habits, and then trying to counsel them. Maybe it’s the social worker in me. I will be friends with almost anyone.

The issue with this is that I can attract the wrong people. People that are very draining in nature. I take on the role of being a loyal listener and get involved with solving their problems as if they are my own. It becomes exhausting. So I hit the point when the person needs to step up and I need to step back.

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Why I Should Leave The Danger Zone

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Take it from someone who was once obsessed with the comfort zone, it’s all a lie. We think that nothing can go wrong in that place. It’s safe and clean. But it’s all fake.

Nobody has control over what life will bring you. So you can spend as much time as you want in that bubble, but I promise you, it won’t save you forever.

Beyond that, nothing grows there. It’s a trap to get stuck in a routine you think you like because you don’t know any better.

It’s time to move outside of the zone and here is why…

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