A certain segment of the population believe life is predetermined. That all your actions actions are scripted and prerecorded. This is absolute bullshit. I firmly believe everyone is in control of their lives. Every action is one they bear responsibility for and no one else. There is no plan; only the one you set forth.

I like to think life is like a movie. Do you want yours to be a B-list movie or a Hollywood blockbuster? I think the choice is clear. With that being said, you can’t expect life to magically throw you a bone and you’re somehow a success story. Time, effort and determination is required. Without it, you’re left with a life of what ifs and has beens. Seize the moment as some would say.

It’s 2019 and I’m thankful to be where I am. I’ve met most my goals and actively work towards the next one. Some can argue it throws your priorities out of whack, but I disagree. Worst anyone can do it live not knowing what tomorrow has in store for you. That’s not to say it’s going to go according to plan. It rarely does. All I’m doing is setting the course and hope I reach the destination one way or another.

Life can be a total bitch some days. If you somehow have the support of your closest friends, don’t expect them to know where you’re coming from. Their priorities aren’t your priorities. They offer their support but that’s all it is. Just kind words of encouragement. Perspective taking is wanted but rarely seen in person.

Life the way you see fit. You don’t owe anyone anything. You’re not here to save anyone or rescue some poor soul. What matters is yourself. Anything less would just be thoughtless and met with disappointment. Be the best you and hope everyone is still along for the ride.

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