As I've went through life and experienced different setbacks, I have come across what I call some of life's hardest pills to swallow, which are the harsh truths of life that kind of contradict everything that we have been told at a young age.
In life, failure is inevitable. As much as I hate to admit it, not everything in life goes as planned. Not every goal that you set will be achieved. Life isn't something that can be mapped out, no matter how hard you try.
I was so intensely concerned about my outer beauty for so long that I would tear myself down at every chance that I got. And I never even felt somewhat proud of myself until I followed the cliche and searched within myself for things I liked.
Introverts and extroverts are supposed to be polar opposites. But I have somehow been able to be both. And, to be honest, I don't mind being both.
We deserve to be happy. But it’s easier said then done when the world is in the current state that it is. Happiness can seem so unachievable at times, so how can we be happier?
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes pushing a baby carriage. This is supposed to be the general outline of an adult life.
But what happens if you can't even find love?
They told me I was smart, they told me that I was destined for greatness. All because I bubbled in correct answers on a standardized test. I understand that she said those things to motivate me, to push me onto the correct path. But all she really did was put an obscene amount of stress on a child’s shoulders. My teachers, family, and classmates looked at me like I was ‘advanced,’ and I believed it. I took every word that she said to heart and tried to be the prodigy that she painted me out to be.
But what she forgot to forewarn me of is that every human inevitably has to fail.