i just wanted to give a quick little boost to anyone out there that feel’s like they aren’t good enough for something or if they may feel like giving up. don’t. ride whatever you are doing (unless it’s illegal, evil, or hurting someone of course) out til the end, because you never know what may or may not happen. if you are losing faith, don’t. believe in yourelf more than anyone else. even if someone may tell you that you are nothing, know that you are something. you were put on this world for a reason, and it was not to give up on your dreams or anything else. even if people who are supposed to be behind you and supposed to have your back like your parents, friends, colleagues etc. tell you that “maybe you just can’t do it” don’t believe them. don’t give up! keep on trying your best because that’s what matters, you are building your own character by not giving up by trying your hardest and if it doesn’t get you to your goal at least you learned something about yourself and about life along the way. maybe your dream job or career isn’t what you’re supposed to be doing in life but how will you know unless you try. maybe even if you think you can’t ever become your dream job or career, you still have to try! odds may be against you but hey, who doesn’t love the underdog? no matter what happens no matter how many doors are closed in your face, opportunities will arise. more doors will open and point you in the right direction. believe in yourself, even if it seems no one else will. trust yourself that you will try your hardest and get somewhere. know that you are worth something and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t or that you aren’t worth something. believe in, trust in, love yourself because you are worth something and will go somewhere as long as you keep trying. it doesn’t hurt to just try. don’t give up. sometimes it’s not the destination that you need to get to, but instead the journey that you are put through. all the hardships, all the struggles, and all the people that tell you you aren’t good enough are just learning experiences and it all helps build your character. no matter what you get into, no matter what you try to do, life will bring you obstacles and try to put you down, but don’t let it! you are strong enough to do what you want, and even if someone tells you “maybe you just can’t do it”, try your hardest and show them what you’re made of. even if it feels like no one believes in you, remember you still have yourself. YOU can still believe in YOU. and that’s enough to help push you to do whatever it is you want to do.
sorry for this little rant, but i hope it helps someone out there. believe in yourself, push yourself, and try your hardest. you owe it to yourself to be the best person you can be and have the best life you can.
my junior year in college is about to begin, and i am freaking out about it. i cannot believe 2 years just flashed before my eyes, but at the same time i am super excited. this year is going to be different. i have to start being more mature, and really prioritizng my life, as well as the fact that i have taken up a leaderhip position in RAPS. being the captain of a team, a team that means so much to me, is such an important position to me. i’m so unbelievably nervous to start this new position because i truly have to ask, what makes a great captain? i don’t want to be just good because the team deserves better, i want to be great alongside Josh (my co-captain). after watching leaders before me on both ends of the spectrum, i have gathered a few ideas of what makes a great one. leader should not be selfish, they should genuinely care about the their team and what their team wants. never put yourself first, the greater good for the team is what comes first and what should be in mind when making decisions regarding them. being bias towards one or two people is never good, it makes others feel awful and is never good for the dynamic of the whole. i’ve experienced this and hated it, so i must make sure to not do this! another thing to remember, is to have fun. don’t lose sight in competition to the point where you forget the main reason why people do this. we play because we love this sport and have fun doing it. never forget your origins when looking ahead to your goal. remember who you are leading, do not treat them as inferiors, they are your peers and you have no right to treat them as lesser individuals of any sort. being relaxed is good, but never forget your goals either. every leader should have a plan for anything that may happen. a plan with what to do during practices, a plan on what to do if people can’t show up to games, a plan for rotations, etc. being organized and on top of the important things such as signing up for games, finding out when the court is open is just as big of a part as keeping a great team dynamic. everything that a leader works for is nothing without a great team dynamic. when the team is strong together, things just work out for the best and are easier plus who wouldn’t want that, it makes being on the team well worth it. last but not least, being a great leader doesn’t mean forgetting where you came from. take everything you’ve learned in your past and use it to make a better future for yourself and your team. it wasn’t too long ago where you were exactly in their shoes, and my advice? remember that.
“And when two such people each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one’s dreams would have no meaning.”—The Alchemist (via ibedenden)
and just like that, she said bye and walked away as if nothing was wrong. as she feared, everything was different, they didn’t share the same bond as they used to and it was almost like there was just an awkward air hanging about the two. she couldn’t help but feel awful about it. granted she knew things would change but she never would’ve guessed it was gonna be so soon. next thing she knew the drops began to fall from her face. there was a dark rain cloud in her heart and she was finally able to just let it out. as she looked down at her own puddle, she saw her hope staring back at her. this was the hope that she had to let go of, the hope that this bond she used to have would somehow evolve into something more, something concrete. she saw her memories reflecting back at her as well. those funny and happy times they had, which were in the past now. she watched her memories and hope gather throughout the raindrops and just flow away. there was no other choice but to let go and walk away. she had to turn back on her hope and forget about it. finally she was able to get up and leave the memories and hope behind her, in the past. she could feel it in her gut, that, that’s where they belonged. turning her back and walking away, the puddle dissipated and turned into a stream, flowing the opposite way. more rainy days would come, but she was just a little more prepared this time.
Describe your ideal guy and if you know someone who has these traits
my ideal guy, let’s see. well i want someone who i able to make me laugh, i would like someone who inspires me to be better than i already am, yet someone who accepts me, all of me the good and bad parts. i want a friend, i want him to be able to be my best friend over anything. someone who can love me just as much a i love them. do i know one person who has these traits? no, do you?