The greatest advice that my manager ever gave to me is the title seen above. anyone who has ever been in a situation like mine knows what i’m talking about. simply put: don’t freaking date people that you work with. even if that person is amazing, because honestly, how well do you know them? and even then, people can change. it may seem like it’ll turn out okay, like nothing bad could happen, this is a good guy, right? wrong. before you know it, work will be your own personal hell. you won’t be able to get things done, and there will be someone with a grudge against hell bent on ruining your life. if i could.give any advice.to ANYONE, it.would be to never, EVER fish from your company’s lake. Just don’t do it. because yeah, maybe it’s gonna turn out okay, but maybe, just maybe everything goes to crap and your left with poop icing on your cupcake of life. And who wants that? no one ever. seriously, if there is one thing you ever do right, stay away from all the cute boys you work with. just stay away.
I will kill the spiders. I will share my fries with you when you’ve finished all yours and are still hungry. I won’t ever pop my collar. I will never be rude to your tummy- when I hear it growl and gurgle, I promise to bend down and reply respectfully. I will eat the mushrooms when we order the supreme pizza. I will kiss the papercuts. And the door-slammed finger. And the counter-bumped hip. I’ll try my hardest not to get annoyed when you whisper questions and comments during movies. I will be everything you’ve ever wanted.
No one is ever going to get along the way that some people dream we can. Hipsters aren’t going to be besties with the Barbie dolls, and the emo kids aren’t going to sing show tunes with the drama kids. Peace isn’t about tolerating other people, it’s about learning to love them. You say band geeks and jocks have nothing in common? Or democrats and republicans? How about the fact that we’re all humans? Forget about that one? Every starry eyed dumb blonde is just as human as all the super nerds. So honestly, go ahead and talk crap about people behind their back, and judge others without even knowing them, but in the end, how does that help you? How does that further you in life? It would seem as if we can always find the fault in others while blindly thinking that we ourselves are perfect. The world doesn’t revolve around any one person, nor is one person any better than another. The battle isn’t between us. We are allies.
Fear can be summed up quite simply, actually. Fear is all in the mind. No matter what your fear is, it can be overcame no matter what, as long as you let yourself get over it. Whether it be an irrational fear, or a rational one, whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. You will only be as afraid as you let yourself be, and obviously this doesn’t have to be that much. You can overcome any fear, whether it be heights, spiders, rapists, being kidnapped, or the dark, just by willing yourself to. You’re more powerful than you think you are.
There comes a moment in life, especially emphasized on those who are always so sure of themselves, never doubting any decision or path taken. There comes in their lives a moment of uneasiness, where they begin to doubt everything, including themselves. Their own morals, the way they’ve lived their lives, the friends they’ve chosen, the people they’ve ignored, and most importantly the ones they’ve decided to love. Love is a funny thing because it can build and break trust so easily. Love can do strange things to you, and it can cause uneasiness. Because no matter how many times he’s hurt you, no matter how hard you try to forget him, to put him in the past, it doesn’t work. Friends can tell you that he’s bad news, and it means nothing to you, even when you know that it should. He can constantly make the wrong decisions and become even more bad news, but it still doesn’t deter you from what you want: him. You become uneasy because suddenly, everything you’ve ever believed in, everything you’ve ever stood by has been thrown out the window for one person. One bloody person. And this scares you. Immensely.
Regret is something, undoubtedly that everyone experiences. I feel like there should never be any regret; there’s no way you can go back and redo your mistakes, you can only hope to do better next time. The more time you take on dwelling on past mistakes, the more time you miss out on life. You really only do live once, and to waste it regretting every decison you did or didn’t make is the worst thing you can do. The only way you can gurantee that you’ll never regret NOT doing something is to do everything you’re unsure about, everything you ever wanted to do, and never look back on those moments with negative feelings. This doesn’t mean that you should go do drugs and get involved in shady stuff, no, but it does mean to try things you’re afraid of trying, do things you’re not sure you want to do, and look at life as an adventure. You have one single lifetime to make your mark on the world, and you can go out blazing, or you can blend into the mix. #standout