As the title of this post implies, I’m going to get real with you with you about some stuff. Some of this is going to be directly relevant to my life, some of it is just relevant to life in general.
Don’t leave home until you’re at least 25. Seriously, I’ve moved out twice now. Once when I was 17 and then again when I was 19, both attempts lasted less than a year. It’s hard living alone and being away from your family, in a lot of ways. There’s so much stress that comes along with it so unless you are fully prepared in every single way, from finances to emotional support, don’t do it.
Don’t be a fucking arsehole. It’s not difficult to just be civil and polite to everyone and anyone. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like a persons choices or just don’t like them in general, it actually takes more effort to be a dick to someone than to just let them be. If I haven’t got something nice or good to say to or about someone then I don’t say anything, why? Because I’m not an arsehole.
Be whoever and whatever the fuck you want, you do you! Because seriously, no one else cares, and they shouldn’t! It’s none of their business, as long as it makes you happy and doesn’t bother anyone then why the hell not?
You don’t need to love yourself before someone is able to love you. Fuck that shit, we need to stop telling people that they won’t be loved until they love themselves. So many people are walking this Earth barely even liking themselves but they are still loved. And it goes both ways, you don’t need someone to love you for you to be able to love yourself. You should love yourself, and if you don’t then you need to think about what you can do to change that. Loving yourself is more important than the love or approval of anyone else.
Just get back up. Sorry to burst your bubble but you should be the one to pick yourself up when things fall down. If someone else is always picking you up and basically being your emotional crutch then you aren’t being true to yourself and you’re being unfair to that person. It’s a lot to expect of someone and that person may not always be there, sometimes you are going to be alone, that’s life. Making yourself feel better and supporting yourself is much better for you and everyone around you. I’m not telling you not to accept help and support, just be aware that sometimes you’ve got to be there for yourself.
Appreciate shit. Simple, when something good happens you appreciate it, right? Well the same goes for the bad things that happen, use them as a learning experience. Appreciate the pain, loss, happiness and excitement because it means you’re still fighting, you’re still living and that’s something to proud of these days. Appreciate every experience because those experiences are what shape us throughout our pointless existences.
Respect. Have some respect for everyone, we all have to live on this planet together for the foreseeable future so why not show some decency and just give everyone a little respect. Whether that’s respecting someones personal boundaries, lifestyle choices or style choices, it’s not difficult to just well, be a decent human being.
There are plenty of things we could get real with but the above points are things that popped into my head when I was deciding on my blog topic, so I apologise but you basically just got ranted at!
On another note, finally replaced my laptop so I can blog again which is great! I felt so lost without one. It’s sad but I am completely dependant on modern technology.
Working on some ‘sanctuary’ topics to post over the next couple of weeks, I’ve been a bit neglectful of that thread but I’m working on it!
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