Your story is still being written
We are never too old to discover something about ourselves. Even with the late Anthony Bourdain, he didn’t start this television and writing career until he was 44! I find that so inspirational! We are told that if you aren’t doing something miraculous by 30, then that’s it. You’re just a person existing in a world full of other people’s achievements and greatness. But that’s not the case at all. We still have the potential to change other’s lives. When we see someone do something great with their life or their career, we shouldn’t get jealous and wish that we had done something differently with ours. Just stop your complaining and do it! The grass is not greener on the other side, because you have the ability to do something about it! Start writing that book, starting singing in front of others. Maybe you want to be that photographer or movie maker. Life is funny because with the internet, anything is truly possible all from the comfort of your own home. Being jealous will impede on your potential. Your life only ends when you’re six feet in the ground. Every day that you are given should be a gift and you can treasure it any way you want and if that’s to try and change the world with talent, then do it. People get jealous because they see people traveling or going out to nice places. Well, the best part about it, is that you can do the same thing too. Be courageous and brave and step out of your comfort zone! My point is that you just never truly know what is going to happen, so keep your mind open and your heart willing to try new things.
All I really need to say, is to be happy. Whatever that may look like for you, but you can’t go around wishing you had more or hoping it was different. This was the cards you were dealt and it’s up to you to make the best of it. You might be thinking to yourself what terrible luck, but I guarantee that there are many other people out there dying for what you are holding. Stop comparing what others want you to see and brutally open your eyes to the truth. Look behind the smoke and mirrors and you will be exposed to the ugly truth. Be elegant, love who you are and what your plans are. It might not seem like it’s too exciting at the moment, but like I said before, your story is still being written! The proverbial grass that you may fantasize about is just as yellow, riddled with dog pee burns and prickly weeds as the next one’s. Cherish your grass and let it flourish and blossom into a beautiful life, one without regret and empty dreams.
22. She knows grass isn’t greener on the other side.
How to Be Elegant: Stop Comparing