Staying Positive

sorry this is a day late Alaskan service blows

There are really only two conditions of the human experience: very, very happy or about to become very, very happy.
-The Universe
^THIS IS INSANE
OUR WORLD IS INSANE
But we have options of how we can choose to react to our world: we can choose to be vengeful or we can choose peace.
This quote is a daily reminder to me that I can choose happiness regardless of my circumstances.
I can choose hope in spite of the hopelessness the world may seem to possess.
I can choose peace in spite of the civil war being waged in our country.
I can choose kindness in spite of how poorly others are treated.
I can choose love in spite of the hate so many others harbor.
As a society, we can choose to be better people. Or, we can choose to digress to who we used to be 100 years ago.
I still love people though, no matter how much we may suck sometimes.
-your favorite people person

Mamma I Made It

If you don’t follow me on social media, or you just happened to stumble upon this blog and have no idea who I am, I am officially a high school graduate. It honestly still hasn’t hit me yet and I doubt it will hit me until I’m in my dorm room without my parents. But, alas, it is true. Being an adult comes with many responsibilities. I’ve had to ask my mom for advice. Drive myself to graduation parties. I went to a bridal shower, that was fun. Um, I’ve had to let my friends pay for me because I had no money. All in all, being a graduate is pretty easy. What will I do when I’m all by myself with absolutely no help and no way to get home and ask my mommy what to do? I have no idea. I’m a little freaked out to be honest, but they did warn me that I was growing up (I just didn’t think it would happen so suddenly…). There are many things high school didn’t teach me, and now that I’m a big girl I’m realizing that I’m pretty screwed. I guess I could wallow in self-pity, but that’s not my style. Hannah Montana once told me that life’s what you make it. All the mistakes before have led me to this glorious, yet terrifying moment. I’ll make so many mistakes later on in life, heck later on today, but that’s the fun part. I may be nervous for the future, but at least I have one to mold and shape all on my own. Thanks to all the friends and family who have gotten me to where I am today. I hope everyone reading this knows that, no matter how cliche it sounds, your future is bright!!

-your favorite people person

Down In The Dumps

Besides today, this week has been pretty terrible. I won’t go into the sad details, but yeah, it was pretty bad. Through all the bad things, I began to question everything. At the beginning of the year, I told myself that this was my year. This whole week I started to believe that I was wrong. I doubted myself and my abilities. I worried so much. But you know what I did? I talked about my feelings. I just had a moment with one of my favorite teachers and let it out. I didn’t bottle up the sadness, or wallow. I talked to someone who I knew would understand and be able to help me. Sometimes your friends can’t be this person for you. Sometimes you need to talk to someone who’s experienced so much more than you have. All the bad things that happen work towards something good. Today I got into my dream school. If everything in life, the good and the bad, happened any differently this wouldn’t have come to be. I know something good had to happen for me to realize this, but don’t take as long to discover this amazing fact of life. Everything bad leads to something good. When you’re in the sad moments of your life, don’t be down in the dumps like I was. Try and find the positives. The worst day of my week the sun was shining and it was 80 degrees. Find something good in the bad, and something good will come of it.

-your favorite people person

Fear

Do you ever just realize you’re terrified?
You think about your future, or your math test, or that person you like, and then discover that you’re scared.
The other day, I sort of realized I might want to be a writer, then became terrified.
Thinking about your future honestly sucks, thinking about relationships, or your grades, or how you’re going to pay for college, oh man. Life is just horrible sometimes.
You know what I do when life becomes too much? I read, or I listen to music, or I just go on a walk, maybe even a run.
Like just enjoying nature, wow. Nature is so freaking cool.
Looking at huge trees swaying in the breeze, as cliche as it sounds, really does make you forget about the little things.
I really wish I could be as serene as I am when I’m outside all the time, but at least I get the chance every once and awhile.
Today at my job, an 11 year old girl told me she had anxiety and I was stunned.
Why are people so worried? Like why can’t people find their tree, their stress reliever, their way out of the madness.
Worrying won’t do anything to change your situation, no matter how much you do it. I wish I could take my own advice, but at least I have the trees to take me away from my troubles, if only for a moment.
Do what you have to do to find your trees, please.

-your favorite people person