What is life.
Like what is it really.
Because I don’t know about you but I can find myself walking around the smallest of places and still feel so small in this world that holds over 7.4 billion people within it’s arms .
All I’m seeing at the moment is life portrayed to be lived well when we have over 10K followers on Instagram, with a new outfit on every post, eating out and drinking every night of our lives. Life is portrayed to be fulfilled when we have that special someone to hold us when we can hardly pick ourselves up. Life is perceived as exciting when we have more friends than the amount of times we blink in a day. Life is seen as perfection when we are caught up wishing to be anyone but ourselves. Life is portrayed to be better when we are always wanting more. Always. Life is having a mum, dad, and a sibling, all living under the same roof. Life is labelled ‘to exist for people to love you.’
Now let me tell you something. It’s great to be loved, to love, to party, to have lots of friends, to have a ‘perfect’ family. But come on now. There is no such thing as perfect.
Lets Relabel this expectancy of living life.
Live a life where you are satisfied whether you have 5 or 500 followers. Because the amount of followers won’t affect the amount of influence you have. Don’t let the number of your followings subject the voice you carry. Authentic Leadership changes people’s worlds, not necessarily THE world.
Live a life through your own lens. One where you accept you are flawed. The opposite of perfect. But there is no one else you would want to be more than yourself. Because you are strong, determined and passionate.
Live a life where you break expectations of searching for true love in others but hardly know the value of yourself. Forget the ‘finding someone to hold yourself up when you are weak’. That is your job. To learn how to walk again. Don’t spend your life searching for someone else’s love to fill missing voids in your hearts, when all this time you have carried that love that will not only fill up the holes but overflow them.
Live a life with friends that inspire you. That encourage you and friends that live by a loyalty code. Allow your circle of friends to decrease in size, but increase in value. Surely you’ve heard ‘quality is better than quantity.
Live a life where you accept your past but don’t let it define your future.
Live a life where even when the two people who should love you most on this earth have failed you, you wont fail them. Don’t let their mistakes determine yours. Don’t let the lack of love you have felt define how much you love.
Live your life. This is life.