"Live Your Life Or Someone Else Will Live It For You"

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Hello lovely readers, I hope you are all having a great week so far. Today's post gets a little deep so just to warn you in advance but I hope you all enjoy it and that you can relate or get some help from it.

“Live your life or someone else will live it for you” truer words were never spoken, this statement rings home for me and I’m sure many other people too. Lately I’ve been in a reflective kind of mood, you know those moods where you question all your life choices and wonder about the choices you didn’t make? I think finishing uni and coming to the realisation that I’ve got a lot of things to figure out has bought on this mood, but who knows? I’ve been thinking about the things I wanted to do but decided against them not because I thought it was best but due to other people’s influence and expectations.

So many opportunities and experiences have gotten away from me all because I listened to other people and didn’t do what I wanted. Which, by the way, I take full responsibility for, no one put a gun to my head and told me not to do these things. But it’s crazy to think how different my life would be had I just gone and done what I truly wanted to do and not put other people's opinions or expectations before my own.

I suppose I ought to give an example and I guess it’s the normal example. My parents. I turned away from a lot of roads because my parents advised me against them. To be more specific when it came to choosing my A Levels and my degree, I wanted to go down a more creative root, like art and so on but according to my parents that would get me nowhere in my life.Currently they attempting to dissuade me from a career choice (I won’t say what that is right now as nothing is certain) but I’ve finally come to the realisation that I don’t want to live my whole life wondering “what if?”. This time I’m not going to follow a path laid out for me I’m going to make one for myself, accept the rockiness, the uncertainties and any possible mistakes.   

I know this is a situation many people go through, choosing between what you want and what others think is best for you/ what they expect for you. My advice is that life is a gift and you shouldn’t waste it, did I just paraphrase Jack Dawson? Yes I think I did. But the point is still valid it’s your life you have to live it how you want and accept any consequences because it is true if you don’t live your life someone else will live it for you.

I’m sorry if this post got a deep but I hope it might have helped anyone going through this situation. I hope you all enjoyed this post and as always…

...Thank you for reading!


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4 comments:

  1. I adore this quote because I feel anyone can relate to it, its just so true. Great post!

    http://njcdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      Ella xx

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  2. Ella, this was such a great post! I know what you mean, my parents are both very science oriented so I started University off as a Science major. I hated it so bad I wrote my parents a letter (even though they lived 20 minutes away!) telling them I was switching my major to English and Anthropology because I knew they would be disappointed. In the end, I'm so glad I did because once I graduated and was on my own I realized that I would be the one living my life, and if I wasn't happy, it didn't really matter. Parents want the best for you, but you have to go through your own life living for you! You will get to where you are supposed to go, just listen to your heart! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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    1. Oh wow your major sounds so interesting! That's really brave of you, you definitely made the right decision if it made you happy. Yeah I'm just going to listen to my heart and go with what it tells me to do, thanks Kim you are an angel. I'm glad you enjoyed my post :)

      Ella xx

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