What Jully Knows For Sure
When the very beautiful Soleil asked me for a pitch, I was honored but I also kind of freaked out because quite frankly, I didn’t know what to write about. You see, I'm only 20years old. What exactly could I possibly know about life at only 20 years of living? I mean I’m graduating college in a few months and isn’t there a saying that your college years are supposed to be your best and worse years? Apparently, those 4 years are called your learning years not only because you are learning about the books, but also learning about how to navigate this thing called life. Those 4 years are supposed to teach you how to get back up when you fall. These are the years you learn the biggest lessons that life has to teach? These are the years you are supposed to fall in love, break hearts and have yours broken, lose people close to you to the inevitable: death, get disappointed and just learn how to make lots of lemonade when life throws you, lemons. I guess what I'm saying is that, regardless of how young I am, I think I've learned some life lessons—something I can share with the world. College has in fact been a great teacher and I’m forever grateful. So here are a few things I know about life:
The Sun Always Rises
You see, life is full of cloudy days. Days were nothing seems to go right. Days were you feel like the world is closing up on you. Days were nothing, absolutely nothing makes sense. Days were all you really want to do is stay in your bed and just cry into your pillows. Those days were you have to dip really deep to find your inner strength. We all have those days but no matter how cloudy a day, week or month might be, eventually, sooner or later, the sun will rise. Those dark days are heartbreaking and they hurt as hell but remember that, our stories are far more interesting because of those road bumps along the way. Which means, there are going to be road bumps along the way but no matter how bad and crusty those roads are, you will find a way out. So, the dark days could get really dark but just remember that, no matter how dark it is, the sun will eventually reach the horizon and it will rise again, brighter than you've ever seen.
Life is about taking chances
They say the bigger your investment, the bigger your reward. But to get the bigger reward you deserve, you have to be willing to take chances. You have to understand that, investing is a risk game. You might lose it all but maybe; just maybe, you might also win it all. You will never know except if you take that leap of faith. So, I guess all I’m saying is, take that chance and if you invest wisely, the payoff might surprise you.
I leave you with one of my favorite quotes:
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”- Mandy Hale
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