Progress as a Person

30 November, 2018

Why would I put myself out there and start a conversation, where you could so easily say no, when it's safer back here, buying shoes for the run I'll never go on?

A lot of people who talk about doing practical things mean that excessively doing what you love makes you no longer love it. I've always been the person that no longer wants to do something once somebody tells me to do it, even if that person is me.

What I've been telling myself lately is that nothing is going to change unless I change it. If I don't like how things are going, I have do something different or nothing is ever going to change. Seems obvious, but it's not. Seems like I have to lay a lot of ground work before I can build upwards.

Lately I know I've been trying to fill the void without putting in the effort of actually trying to think. I need to exercise my mind and find new challenges to propel myself forward. I want to put myself out there and just begin to be unashamed because I know that I can be! I know that I can do all the things I want to without the approval of everyone around me and I'm going to find the thing that I want to do and makes me forget people are watching. I don't need a big burst of inspiration to move, I just need to talk little steps forward, everyday.

Progress as a person is going to give you help along the way and tell you what you're doing wrong. It will twist and turn and change. When you think you've got it down it will look completely different and it will mime accomplishments or mime failure but never be that one thing.

This isn't just a little bit of introspection where I tell myself to work just for the sake of working. It's not a reminder that I need to change or another confession that I'm not where I want to be. It's more of a reminder that what I've done is enough and it's time to disconnect from that which does not serve me, which means acting in ways that are new. Stepping out of my comfort zone, writing promises down.

So I'm going to clean out my closet and maybe get a new job. Draw all the things I envy people on Instagram for making, teach myself guitar, go to the beach, start saying hello, and start to make progress as a person. Avoid that stagnant boring, boring life in every shape and form.


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  1. "Progress as a person is going to give you help along the way and tell you what you're doing wrong." YES TO THIS. Sometimes we do need a change. I've been looking for a change as well. I think I need to get out and hang out with some people more often. It's been too long since I've done that. Keep your chin up! If you ever want to have a chat message me! I love me some deep conversations like so.
    Simply Me

  2. IIIIIIII'm just thinking out loud here + I love that you can always relate! Remember when I accidentally went live on instagram the other day? I'm embarrassed forever lol ♡♡♡♡

  3. YES! Lol I remember that! That was on accident? I thought it was something I didn't understand! Love you, dear! Bloggers are the bomb for always being easy to relate too. ;)

  4. you're the best!!♡♡♡♡


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