Don’t find yourself, create yourself


As an adult, you learn to accept that sometimes things aren’t going to work out, even if you really want them to. You learn to live with the heartbreaks, sometimes even enough to laugh through them.

You learn to keep pushing forward when everything feels useless. You learn to dream big and work hard. You learn your true friends and know who will always love you.

You learn to accept things that you can’t control, even if it takes you a while to get there. You learn that sometimes the people that you believe in the most are the ones that will let you down. You learn that some people aren’t worth a second thought because respect is earned.

But most of all, you learn who you are. You learn to love yourself, even the flaws that make you want to scream about. You learn that your imperfections are what make up the perfect person that you are. You learn that, no matter what, if you believe in yourself, great things are possible. You learn.

George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

All-in-all, I’m a 28-year-old movie-addicted, nerd-motivated, sports-following, book-reading, pen-wielding English Major. Within a year, I’ll be nervously biting away at my fingernails as I apply to grad schools.. I’m currently living in Kennesaw, Georgia, but my heart longs to wander, which is why I’m considering grad schools in Europe. My passion is in literature, and I’ve found that I express myself through writing better than I ever can verbally. I’ve won several journalism awards (mostly for sports writing), as well as a couple honorary literature awards. I’m still learning how to stop searching for myself and start creating who I am meant to be.

I may not be able to tell you all the secrets in life for success, but in my experience, seeing or reading others’ successes and failures helps guide people down paths that they didn’t realize were available to them. I’m here to offer musings about life, love, and all the complications that humans create within those categories.


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