Being Better


I read this article on Thought Catalog yesterday and was very moved. I felt that Kat George, the author, was speaking to me. I had a slightly off day yesterday but reading her words made me realize that it just takes a few simple things to turn it around.

We all should “just be better” as she says. We push ourselves on a daily basis to run a certain amount of miles, to look a certain way, talk a certain way, and act a certain way just because everyone expects it from us. But in reality, no one should care but you. If you can’t run more than 3 blocks then so what, at least you got up off your ass and did something. If you have never dropped more than $20 on a pair of jeans, who cares? No one should care but you. Because if you look good in those jeans then damn gurl, you better werk it out.

The paragraph that hit me the hardest says…

Everything you need is already inside you, you just need to find a way to spew it out of you and into the world. Make some hard decisions. Be scared. God, be fucking terrified. No time is wasted time unless it is time spent succumbing to defeat.

Be terrified. Be fucking terrified. Yes. I am that. I am that almost every day because I still don’t know what I want. But reading someone else writing those same words that I have written many many times made me feel better. It reminded me that there are so many other 20-somethings out there that are terrified of things too. And that’s okay. Because that means that I at least care about something enough to be terrified of it. I don’t know what that something is, but at least it’s a thing and at least I’m aware.

So 20-somethings, I hope you’re scared out of your mind too. I hope you’re fucking terrified. Because that means we’re at least doing one thing right.


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