As I have my music turned all the way up, i sit here by my self in my room in brooklyn ending out 2010 and bringing in 2011 just how i did last time. It was a long year for me with lots of life lessons. I grew up finally this year in certain ways, realizing a lot of how the real world is. I made changes in my schooling to finally better myself. I may not be a millionaire by an means as the years go on, but now finally getting the basis as to what i want to be doing with my life— that is what matters to me. I realized there’s a bigger world out there for me. Im not meant to be where my roots are. Its hard to call it home when I return. The people I left here make that easier, but it’s never the same and honestly I don’t know if it ever will be. I got a taste of the rest of the world and with that I want more. I dont know where i’ll be a year from now, i don’t know where i’ll be 20, 50 years from now. I just want to be in a place where at that moment i’m with the ones i love, in the place i am meant to be, doing what i love and just being happy.
2010 was a year of lessons. I tested the waters, took a huge breathe, closed my eyes, and I leapt. I had no clue, how deep i was jumping but for the first time, i wasnt scared. And you know what, for that moment i was fine. But you taught me something. Do not blind yourself, to what is around you. Be Wise. Be Aware. It is okay to open yourself up, but don’t give away all you have to offer so fast. That is how you drown.
People surprise you in all ways possible. You never know who you will meet day to day, whom will change your life and flip turn it upside down. You never know who can take your hand and pull you in so fast you dont even have a chance to take a breathe & to prepare yourself for whats in store. You never know how things are destined to change at the last moment, for better or for worse. But if you remain grounded in some way, you can stabilize yourself and hopefully regain control.
All in all life comes at you fast and with a blink of an eye you move day to day with new experiences that you underestimate how it can change your life. But if theres one thing I hold on to, it is to live with no regrets. You make choices, that may not be consciously made, but somewhere inside its what you want to do. You put out all your cards and gamble your options and make your final bet. At the moment it feels right and then you may realize you made a major mistake in the game or the best decision of your life. If you win, take your winnings and run with it. Enjoy. If you’re wrong, do not fret and do not live with regrets, rather learn. Just take it as a lesson in life.
I may not always make the best decisions for my self but i never regret a single thing. In the brief second i know its what i’ve wanted and in that instant it made me the happiest i could be. id rather live that way then for ever living with the “what if’s.”
I am not one for resolutions. I just hope for 2011 to bring me new opportunities in every way possible in life. I am turning 21 this year and a whole new chapter will be written. All I hope for is to be that much wiser with my decisions and to not forget all that i’ve learned over the past couple of years. Do not let yourself get hurt, do not fall for pretty words, and just be strong through everything that is thrown at you, ESPECIALLY the unexpected.
The unexpected throws hurt the most and I can’t go through that pain again.
happy new years.