Life: One Piece At a Time

So, there is some reasoning behind my blog name, and I think there is no better way to give it some justice than through my first post!

Life is something extremely peculiar. You’re told to live everyday like it’s your last, love each other like there’s no tomorrow, and to worry about about the now. How true these words have proven to be. I’ve learned that life is entirely too precious to hang over the mishaps of yesterday, earlier that week, or even earlier that month. If you don’t watch out, life is surely going to pass you by. That’s just it though, as humans, we feel like failures when we don’t accomplish our goals or when things don’t go the way we’d like. But, you know what, it’s okay to make mistakes, it’s okay to struggle. Little stumbles on the road don’t necessarily break you; they’re what MAKE you.

So by little puzzle pieces, I mean that every accomplishment, every struggle, every experience you have had in life so far is leading up to something so beautiful and wonderful. Something beyond our wildest imagination and dreams. I was sitting down in front of my laptop yesterday, thinking about everything that has happened to me from senior year of high school, to now, my junior year in college. I’ve lost loved ones; I experienced my first heartbreak with a high school boyfriend, but I also met the man of my dreams a few years later in college; I’ve lost best friends who I thought were going to be my life long friends, but I’ve also made friends in the last two years who have proven to be by far the best friends I could ever ask for; I’ve lived pay check to pay check, but I also got my first serious research-based job; I’ve felt lost, but I have also felt extremely proud of who I am slowly becoming. And then I realized, every little experience in my life has played a role in creating who I am today; they were all little puzzle pieces!

On that note, I hope you all know every experience you have had is slowly piecing you into who you were meant to be. It’s all mental. You can either let it make you or break you. But God created us to be strong; He would not give us something we cannot handle. So, just remember that.

Earlier last week, I came across a Thought Catalog article that gave it’s readers 20 pieces of advice for 2016. Number fifteen was my favorite:

“If things are bad right now, it’s probably because you took a chance on something, and that makes you a cool, fearless badass, even if it didn’t work out this time.”

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the course of the last 3-4 years, it’s that taking chances is important! Be the kind of person who isn’t afraid to take risks! It’s infinitely more important than living a life full of “what ifs.” If you fail, that’s okay. Get up and try again! Trust me in that you will become a stronger person. Do what you love. Go for runs, read for fun, or just lay in bed watching Netflix! You do you, boo! There are 7.125 BILLION people on this planet; all of us are living our own lives, facing our own struggles, but also experiencing the beauty of life!

With that being said, I would love to base my blog on the count that every day is a puzzle piece to something beautiful. Be patient, be kind, and love life. We only get one so make it YOUR life. Live without regret, don’t go to sleep mad at anyone, and most importantly, don’t ever give up!

 

-Meg