I've wanted to start up a blog for quite awhile now, and, well, here it is. What triggered me to start this column, you ask? Well, on Thursday, May 31, I posted a series of tweets on my Twitter page explaining my story of what occurred on that specific date a year ago. I'll retell the story another day in a separate post, but it basically alluded to experiences I've had in recent years that caused me to take a second look at what I was doing, turn it around, and make it into something positive. After realizing I had made a major mistake at that point in my life, I knew it was time to re-evaluate what exactly I had been doing wrong. Now, there lies my first point.
During this series of events, I felt the need to be needed. Does that make any sense? Allow me to explain. I needed people (and more specifically this girl I had been friends with at the time) to make me feel better about myself, as I had been pretty insecure at that point in time. Once I had finally realized that you don't know what you have until it's gone, it was from that moment forward that I knew I didn't need anyone to make me happy but myself. So, for those of you out there struggling to achieve happiness and are experiencing a tough time, bear that in mind. Don't wait for someone to make you happy. That someone you're waiting for is RIGHT THERE in front of you when you stare into the mirror every morning.
Now, moving onto my next point: what is the purpose behind this blog? A lot of people tell me all the time that I'm "wise" for my young age of only seventeen, and I take great pride in that. Being wise comes from experiences you've had happen to you, so why not share my wisdom with others in hopes of making them succeed in life as well? As you can see above, one of my all-time inspirations is none other than Matt Hardy. Sure, he's made his share of mistakes, but he's always gotten back up and proven now more than ever that he's ready to move on and focus on the future. That's where I feel I can relate to Matt Hardy. We all make mistakes, some more than others. But the important thing is always striving to correct our wrongs and move forward to something that much greater. That's where I come in.
Of course, I'm far from perfect, but I feel both my positive and negative experiences in life can be used to prevent others from making the same mistakes I once did and providing a healthy mentality that will only result in good things. Does reminiscing on the past make me a "bitter" person? Absolutely not. I pride myself on being as honest as humanly possible, and I hope my stories told here in this very blog in upcoming edition will enlighten you as well as entertain you. I may not post as regularly as I wish to, but I can promise a few posts here and there to inject you with your daily dose of inspiration.