Monday, April 19, 2010

Live Your Life.

With life comes responsibility, right.  I'm sure that many of you can relate to having to hold down one, two, maybe even three jobs in order to keep up with your daily obligations.  We have bills to pay.  Student loans that seem will never be satisfied and so; we wake up everyday and make the most of what we've got.  What about our responsibility to ourselves and our dreams?  I've had many people tell me I'm just a dreamer.  That I have a fantastical idealistic view of what the world should be.  I stand before you guilty as charged.  Is there something wrong with believing, down to my core, that we have the right to live the life we desire?  Are you living that life?  Or was it neatly tucked away in the back of a closet in exchange for someone else's expectations.  Perhaps, I am the only one feeling this way, but something tells me I am not alone.  I have to admit there are days where the rebellious side of me wants to make erratic decisions in lieu of doing things responsibly.  In those moments, I can't help but feel I am a child trapped in an adult's body.  To those of you who may be thinking I need to suck it up and grow up, I'll leave you with these words of wisdom, by a man who knew these very struggles.  Henry David Thoreau.

"The mass of men, lead lives of quiet desperation.  But there is no need for them to, if they would only direct their own lives rather than doing what they thought others expect of them.  Live your own lives".

........Sticks out tongue and smiles.


  1. So true, people love to judge. I'm trying my hardest to be a better person lately and cleanse my judgemental palette.

    xox Laura Beth

  2. I'm so glad to see I'm not alone here, phew! Though I know exactly how difficult it is to escape the rat race and haven't been sucessfull myself yet, atleast I know I'm on the right track.

    Great Post!