I hope this makes some sense to who ever reads it. I didn’t edit any of it – just typed as I thought.
For a such a small word it certainly has a bit of weight to it.
Anyone who has every wanted something, or worked towards something knows first hand just how much it takes to simply try.
To take that very first step into the new and unknown. Or to start all over on a goal that you have attempted to complete before.
It can be daunting, scary, and nerve racking.
It can be exciting, thrilling, and beyond amazing.
The way you chose to think about it is what it comes down to.
There have been songs, speeches, and quotes throughout the years about trying.
Everyday that I am fortunate enough to wake up and see a new day, my first objective (well, after brushing my teeth and washing my face..) is to try.
I try to make today better than the one before, try to get my side hustle just a little bit further off the ground, try not to let being a introvert get in your way, try to be kinder to those who are not kind to me, try to take care of myself physically and emotionally, try, try, try!
Why? Why do I try so much if it is so damn hard?
That’s simple: It beats the alternative.
Giving in and giving up on my dreams is the only thing I am afraid of at this point in my life.
I have seen folks who did that, and it is one of the most heartbreaking things that I have ever witnessed.
Literally – everything about them is shattered.
The spirit and light that was once in their eyes has cracked out.
The way that they interact with others who still are trying to pursue their passions (or peace be still – love these ornery souls) is borderline bullying. Because for some reason, someone or something happened to them that damaged their prospective, their hopes and their dreams so horribly that they can not stand to see anyone else’s.
In turn, they do their best to be always be at their worst around you – to the point where you learn to just stay away from them. In order to protect yourself…
If you want or need something in this world, you must be will to at least try.
Please don’t be (or remain) one of those people who ‘rest on pretty’ or remain a ‘fuckboy’ – go out there and try.