The Card’s We’re Delt

Have you ever just laid in bed and thought about the life you thought you would have at your current age? I have, I never would have thought my life would end up the way it has. I thought I would be a stay at home mom with a nice house, nice car, well-paying career, vacations around the world, and we would never have to worry about money.

I had this idea and my life is drastically different then what I thought it would be and that’s okay! Over the past year or so I’ve come to realize that the situations we’re facing aren’t written in stone. We won’t have to struggle for the rest of our lives and one day we’ll have a nice big house and new cars and I’ll get to be able to do the things I love and it’s okay if it doesn’t happen right now because I know it will someday.

We’ve been conditioned to believe that we are stuck with the cards we are dealt with in life and that our dreams and aspirations are unattainable and that’s simply not true. We won’t just wake up one day and have all the things we want, because we have to work for them first. There is nothing on this planet worth having if you didn’t have to work your ass off for it. If someone gave you a new car, would you understand the value of it? Would you appreciate anything that was handed to you? Now, you’re probably like “Fuck ya Tori! I’d love it if someone gave me a new car!” Sure, you’d love it, but you wouldn’t appreciate it, love and appreciation are two different things. You can love something, but not understand it’s value. You can appreciate something but underestimate the blood sweat and tears that went into making it.

When you’ve actually put in the blood, sweat, and tears into building something or creating something you value it more then if someone just handed it to you. That’s how life works if someone made our life easier we wouldn’t really value it. We have to work towards our dreams and aspirations every day. You have to put in the time and effort it takes to get to where you want to be because when you get there the accomplishment tastes that much sweeter.

Stop breaking yourself down by blaming everything and anything as to why you can’t do what you want and what makes you happy. Who cares if it takes you several years to accomplish? Does it matter when you get there or Does it matter that you one day will be there? Don’t set your dreams on someone else’s time schedule, who cares that Jessica got to her dream life before you did? Why does any of that matter to you? Instead of being jealous that someone had what you want, take that and hit the ground running. Take the steps to accomplish your goals and dreams.

It’s never too late to change how your story ends, trust me sweetheart’s your stories are just beginning.

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