Cyprus wrote:I think reading your journal will help others cyprus
Thanks for the kind words! I certainly hope so. I will be talking about my thoughts on various topics which hopefully gives people my perspective.
Hi everyone! The last 5 entries should give you a better idea of who I am and what life has thrown my direction so far. Starting this entry, I'll be doing something different. I'll be discussing topics related to anxiety. I basically made a list of topics I see as related and went with the order I wrote the topics down in so there's really no specific order. The topic will be in brackets beside the entry number. Note that these are very subjective and, if you want to discuss your views on the topic, feel free to do so. I don't mind getting different perspectives.
We have expectations for ourselves and so does our loved ones. One classic example is our parents having expectations of us going the "safe" route where kids go to school, get a degree and then get the job in that field. I'm sure everyone have heard of the life advice from their relatives and friends regarding their future.
One problem is, by trying to meet the expectation of your parents or other people, you are trying to become the person they want to see in you. You aren't being yourself and, as a result, you sacrificed your own happiness and future. We all had big dreams when we were young. Some of us want to be singers, writers and other profession. Then, our parents tell us that we cannot make a living out of those and be more realistic.
Take me for example. I went to university because I listened to my parents. I believed in their advice about going to school. Now that life is a mess for me, I'm starting to question if I made the right decision. Lots of people probably listened to parents and, when it doesn't work out, they question whether they made a mistake to listen to others. In addition, we also get into a situation where, since this wasn't our passion to start with, we lack the motivation and drive to overcome difficulties.
Life will have ups and downs regardless of what we do. What makes us keep moving forward is a drive or passion that we really want to succeed in a certain thing. When we do things that make other people happy but make ourselves miserable, we basically give up and don't want to do it anymore once failure and tough challenges come around. I've decided that, regardless of what my parents say, I need to pursue a dream I'm passionate about. I will encounter obstacles for sure but, at the very least, I will welcome the challenges as each one gets me closer to my dream.