Wow so Ari and myself are finally moving to New York City! Its been a crazy week full of emotional ups and downs, I hate you and I love you’s; who knew going after your dreams could cause so much drama? What’s supposed to be the most exciting time of our lives has quickly turned into the worst time ever. Here’s our latest #ImSoReckless:
As badly as I want to spill the beans on everyones reckless behavior this week I’ll keep it short and simple as to why going after your dreams can be a bad thing. You ever heard someone say “success changed” this person or that person? Maybe that’s the deal in some cases but in our case we haven’t even reached 20k followers on Instagram yet (don’t judge us, this is how we measure importance). The interesting part about this entire experience is watching the people we’ve known and loved our entire lives become so critical and negative about something that brings us a lot of happiness. Sad but true.
I think I can probably count on one hand who’s getting my new number but shortening my contact list doesn’t fix the problem. Not sure if it’s ignorance or jealousy but it’s equally stressful and annoying. Instead of being supportive by just offering a helping hand or encouraging word, there’s a lot of selfishness getting shuffled around and I was going about two steps from having a mental breakdown. Then I saw the damn light, everything clicked.
No we’re not where we want to be and its not because we’re pessimistic, we’re realistic. We have more to lose now than ever before and since we don’t plan on coming up short we kicked into high gear and have made our only priority our future. Understandable, right? Not for everyone. For some, they have internalized our need to succeed as a reflection of their failure. They have somehow bridged a connection between our goals, priorities, and work ethic to theirs. If you’re still a little lost allow me to explain. People that aren’t happy, can’t be happy for you. Hurt people, hurt people. Misery loves company. You know all the sayings your grandma would shout whenever you complained to her about a cousin or sibling of yours. But it’s the truth.
A person that radiates positivity and happiness wants to feel that way all the time and in every environment they’re in. They’re the spunky, happy few you may come across from time to time and they might even annoy you but their glow is undeniable and a little contagious. They’re just content and at peace with life. A person involved in chaos or stress may not know how to get out of that cycle of distress. In other words, they may try to find a way to make your world resemble theirs.
Because of this, we all must be aware of the people we surround ourselves with. No one deserves to live stressed and unhappy, that’s not the life anyone was born to have. We have a choice as individuals as to who we allow in and who we don’t. Be careful that just because someone is family or a close friend that we allow them to stress us because that’s their environment at the moment. Prioritize yourself and your happiness, you deserve nothing short of a fabulous life.