Hey, beautiful! Christy here,
This is a very different post for me but bare with me … I’m basically using this post as kind of a journal (?) to release what’s been on my mind recently. Maybe some of you will find it interesting to take a peek inside my crazy mind.
1: Living for Monday
Do you long for Friday because it’s the last day of the work week? Or do you love every day because you love your job? I haven’t finished school yet so as of now I live for the weekends, but when I finish my years of studying I’m hoping for the latter and I hope the latter is a reality for most of you too. I did a little calculation today that revealed that if you spend 5/7 days longing for those 2/7 days of the week, you’re basically wasting 71% of your life. I hope that made some sort of sense. But what I’m trying to get at is that I hope I’ll be lucky enough to (in a few years) wake up every day, enjoying my job so much, that I live for Monday instead of Friday. Watch this for some Monday Morning motivation – save it into your bookmarks – watch it every Monday.
2: Stopping the Complaining
This follows from the video I just linked. Recently I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of complaining which I do because it is a real issue that I have. I’ve come to the realisation that complaining without action is a major waste of time. It achieves nothing, right? I’m trying to get my family members and friends to also reduce the amount of complaining as well. It’s kind of like how people complain about our current Prime Minister, yes, you may dislike him/her and their policies, but if you feel so strongly about this issue, maybe you should write a letter to the government instead of being sitting back and waiting for someone else to act, or just acknowledge the fact that they were voted in by the majority of the population so therefore they have the right to be in their position. The act of complaining does not achieve anything.
3: Living off the Successes of Your Parents
This is something which I relate to strongly and am subject to on a daily basis. I have a few friends in my inner circle who often boast about the amount of money their parents make annually which I truly don’t understand why? If their parents were the ones boasting, fair enough, they earned their money, they worked hard for it. But for their child to boast on behalf of them? Why? Just because your mom or dad earns $ xxx k per year, does not mean that you will. Instead of focusing on that, maybe you should stick your head down and work for your own money because one day, your parents will be gone, and so will all their cash.
4: Embarrassment from the Sale Section
This is something I’m extremely guilty of. Whenever I go into a store, I often avoid heading straight towards the sale section. I don’t know why I’m embarrassed by it, I shouldn’t really care what anyone else in the store thinks about me, but I can’t help it. I’m often scared that I’ll be judged because I’ll be perceived as being too poor to buy regular priced items, but in reality, I can afford them, I just don’t want to. I’m quite money savvy and I’m always on the look out for a bargain, why pay 2x the price when there’s something just as cute in the sale section for 50% off? And that doesn’t mean I don’t ever buy things at full price, because I do! If I believe it deserves its price tag, I’ll pay for it.
5: Swearing is Unacceptable for a Woman
This is truly a topic I feel extra strong about. Here’s how it all started: I was at school and I swore a few times and my teacher pulled me back after class to talk about it, apparently it’s rude and un-catholic to swear. It’s mother fucking 2016! Don’t fucking tell me what I can and can’t say if it isn’t affecting someone in a negative way. Am I bullying someone from swearing? I didn’t call someone a fucking bitch, I just say the word fuck in almost every sentence, but that’s just who I am and how I communicate. If a male swore as much as I did they would get no shit for it, but because I am a woman and it is “un-lady-like” to swear, people get offended. I will truly never understand why a 4 letter word bothers people. So much for that “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me” bullshit.
So those are just 5 things which I’ve been thinking about recently. Let me know if you have any thoughts on any of the topics which I discussed, I’d love to hear your opinions.