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    Mexico Inspiration — travel

    You only live once

    You only live once

    Here’s the thing: ever since we are born, society tell us what it’s correct, there’s a path that we are supposed to follow, and if you are not doing it, then, what’s wrong with you?

    I’ve said this many times, but we are in so much pressure at such a young age, and that shouldn’t be the case. I, like many other teenagers nowadays, was “forced” to pick a career, and to follow it. I remember I was at my second year, and I felt miserable, I wanted to quit, but of course I didn’t do it, what a shame, who would I be then?

     

    Looking back, I don’t regret that decision, it was good, it gave me a purpose, going to school can be amazing, but it’s not everything. Parents fail sometimes by not giving they children the opportunity to enjoy life and be a little more free.

    I cannot conceive the idea of not going to school, but that's because I was raised with this idea of become someone, and be successful.

    And now I am here.

    I called my mom the other day asking for advice and the only words I remember from her are “but, what are you going to do now? You are a psychologist, if you are not going to work as one, then, why did we paid so much for you education?”

    Here’s the thing: we are not a box.

    School and society want us to become boxes, they want to limit us, they put labels, and that’s it. But we need to remember that we can be anything we want to. You can be successful, even if you didn’t go to school. You can be a lawyer who loves to dance, and become a dance teacher, you can be a chef who loves clothes, and open a clothing store, you can do anything!

    But just as long as you wanted.

    Enjoy life, become whatever you want, cause at the end, as cliché as it sounds, you only live once.

    -JP

    The Dream

    The Dream

    I’ve been in the city of my dreams for a week now, and it’s been a roller coaster. The day before I came here, I got into a big fight with one of my best friends, and I felt horrible, almost defeated, but I said to myself “this is it, you have no more reasons to stay where you are”, so I grab my bags, and I left.

    I’m not going to lie, I cried almost the whole way here, I was listening to sad songs, I was feeling miserable, and then, my friend text me “I’m sorry”, I said “I’m sorry too”, and we made up, I felt better, but it was not enough.

    I got into the big city at 7 pm, still crying, still feeling like I didn’t know what I was doing. My friend –and now roommate, received me with a bottle of red wine and a slice of pizza, I cried again, then I fell asleep.

    I have been looking for a job ever since, I walk pass a vegan restaurant one day (I’m a vegetarian, by the way), and I was like “I want to work here”, I ask if they were hiring, they said yes, I went there the next day, just to find out I didn’t like to be a waitress, at all. So I told them, thanks, and I didn’t show up the next day.

    This whole week I have been learning that being alone in the big city can be amazing, but also dangerous, and lonely. Everyone’s busy, they walk very fast, and yes, there’s tons of places I want to go yet, but most importantly, I want to get a job, do something, I feel like I’m doing nothing yet.

    So the big question in my head right now is “is this my dream?, is this what I always wanted?”

    I don’t know, maybe I don’t really know what I want yet,

    but I am in the city,

    bnd she’s wild.

    Maybe she’ll surprise me soon.

    -JP

    Did you know?

    Did you know?

    Maybe I should start by saying that I’m a 23-year-old girl trying to give something to think about to all you women out there.

    I was on Tumblr the other day and I saw a post about traveling and just enjoying life, and now, Im about to move to another city, and thats the most exciting thing thats been happening in my life lately. But then, I think about the women out there, the ones that have children, the ones that are married, or the ones that have important and well paid jobs. What would they do?

    Would they move?
    Would they ever consider it?

    We all have excuses, my biggest excuse for the longest time was: I have a job, and I have patients, and I cannot just leave them.
    But then, I started to think about the future, and I didn
    t feel happy, what was I doing? And when did my dream become just a shadow?

    So I took little steps, first of all: I went to therapy, because I wanted to talk about all the negativity that I was feeling about myself.
    Then I told my parents about me wanting to move, and my dad wasn
    t so happy, but eventually he understood. Then I quit my job. Yes, I did it! And I almost feel like a lot of weight was lifted off my shoulders.

    And now, Im just 5 days away from moving, my life is about to change, and I couldnt be more terrified and more happy.

    So, what does this have to do with you?

    Maybe you have a dream, and you, like me, are too afraid. Maybe you just want to go and see the ocean, maybe you want to learn how to sing, and maybe you want to write a novel. Look around you and think about those things that make you feel passion. What is stopping you from getting them?
    We often forget how short life is. And like I said, we all have excuses.

    But, did you now? You can do anything you want, little steps will take you a long way.

     

    -JP