Blog-dentity Crisis

I might be having a blog-dentity crisis. Well, I was. I couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted the point of this blog to be. But I finally realized: there doesn’t need to be a point! Honestly, I just want to share my experiences, good and bad, learn from those experiences, and have a creative outlet for the constant state of commentary constantly playing in my mind.

[You can imagine how hard it would be to ever get to sleep. But that’s another topic.]

I’ve used this blog to rant. I’ve used this blog to attempt to be a fashion blogger. I’ve used this blog as an excuse not to study for microbiology or some other class. But have I really been using this blog to its fullest potential? I don’t think so.

do want this blog to be a success, though. And the only what I can do that is if I actually post! I’m working on that. It’s kind of my late New Year’s Resolution, or something. I know I can’t always put everything into this blog, especially as I move to the next stage of my life [nursing school].

Someone recently reminded me of this: I need to really focus on nursing school and my studies because one day, peoples’ lives will depend on my knowledge. And while I absolutely agree with that, and my studies will not be any less important if I put a little more effort into this blog, the knowledge I learn by interacting with people and learning from my experiences is just as important, in my opinion.

I’m going to try to find a balance between my studies and blogging. I am not going to have a “theme” for this blog, so hopefully that allows me to cover all the bases I’ve ever wanted to with this blog. Does that even make sense? I hope so. I’m definitely rambling at this point.

Even if the experiences I share with y’all don’t directly relate to you in any way, I hope that I can at least have some sort of impact on your lives. Whether I make you smile, think, laugh out loud, or completely change your life, I want to make an impact. And I would love for y’all to tell me about this impact, no matter the size.

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Good morning! It’s going to be a fabulous day!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an optimist. Even when things seem like everything has gone wrong and it is the absolute worst of situations, I try my hardest to find something positive in the situation. I’ve been criticized for that and most people think I’m just trying to avoid the hard things going on. But that isn’t true. By only thinking about the bad, that’s just enforcing negative thoughts. Yes, things might be awful and it seems as if there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, but being positive and trying to find something good in the situation can actually make the entire situation better.

You are the product of your own attitude.

Have you ever thought of it that way? If you only think about everything that is going wrong in your life, you might miss an amazing opportunity to have something positive happen. Constantly thinking negatively, talking negatively, and/or being negative creates a negative brain. Your brain will be hardwired to automatically have a negative thought no matter what. Honestly, does that sound like the kind of life you want to live? Because it doesn’t sound very fun to me.

Wouldn’t it be better to automatically have a positive thought in a hard situation? That sounds like the better option to me.

Take stress for example. Instead of using stress of fuel frustration and anger and even more stress, why not use the stress to fuel motivation and determination and success? Use stress to make yourself work harder. Imagine how much more you could accomplish by using stress in a positive way instead of wasting time complaining and then having to recover from negative stress. Don’t let stress run your life, use stress to do more and be better.

If you believe in yourself, you will be your best self. No one can tell you how to act. That is completely up to you. So tomorrow morning, when you wake up, look at yourself in the mirror and proclaim, “Good morning! It’s going to be a great day!” and then make it a great day.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

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