Hi everyone! I am having a hard time writing today, not only because I just got acrylic nails for the first time ever but also because it hasn’t been the best day. It is much easier to write when you have a moment of empowerment and inspiration rather than a long day where everything seems to be going wrong. Like actually.
I was trying to salt and pepper my meal while it was cooking and I emptied an entire bottle of whole peppercorns into my dish and then spent an hour picking them out with a spoon one by one. That’s the kind of day I’m talking about.
It seems to me that I am not alone in this. January and February are the bad news months of the year. Everything seems to go wrong. It seems like everyone’s relationships are ending, you fear the news and hearing about the missing child or unfair things happening globally, and to top it all off the sun doesn’t shine and the wind is bitterly cold.
My roommate and I have devised a positive and somewhat liver damaging way to counteract the bad things coming our way. We have made, and excuse my french, a “Bad Shit Bucket.” While the two bad news months are storming on, killing dreams, we are going to write down all of the shitty stuff that comes our way and place it into the bucket. At the end of February, we will break out the alcohol and read through all of the bad things we endured in the previous two months. There will be lots of jokes, a shot, and we will burn the piece of paper (carefully) and let go of the past as the flame eats the paper into nothingness. It’s a way of letting go and moving on into spring. Also, it’s fun.
Recently, with my life being a little topsy turvy, I have been questioning the reality of things. Every time something goes wrong, we tell ourselves or are told that it all has a reason. God or someone up there is watching out for us. It will all turn out all right and we will end up where we are meant to be. This idea of destiny and higher powers give more meaning to life. If every day you live you think that there is something bigger out there than yourself, then you get up every day with hope and empathy and kindness. But it’s also so normal to question all of that.
I know I’m not the only one. I’m not the only one to wonder if maybe it doesn’t all happen for a reason. I’m not the only one to think that maybe there isn’t someone up there leading me on my path. To question is to be human. I don’t actually know where I fall right now. What would life really mean if we found out it was all bullshit? What would life mean if we found out people hurt you and you get disappointed and there is no bigger thing coming or grander reason for it?
It’s okay to ask those questions, but I have to encourage you to always believe in rainbows and unicorns. There are too many coincidences, too much magic in this world for us to think otherwise. Faith is what gives us hope. Hope is what makes us human. Humanity is what gives us a reason to get up every morning and strive to be good and do good. We have to see the good in life even when we aren’t necessarily being thrown a bone from the Man upstairs. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. I feel that this is something that not only young adults can relate to, but everyone.
Lastly…the SONG OF THE DAY! I must say, there are two songs you should check out this time. The first song is “Believe” by Mumford and Sons. In my opinion, this song really touches on the idea of questioning your faith. The second song also touches on questioning coincidence, higher powers, and our own self-worth. “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” by Jack Johnson is a more upbeat song with deep meaning. Both of the songs are great and by two of my favorite’s, so while you listen think about what I wrote. It’s normal to question everything, but like I said earlier: believe in rainbows and unicorns. Have faith in whatever form it may take.
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Cheers everyone! Stay happy!