20 Posts In 20 Days: Don’t Be Surprised

*For the next 20 days, I am challenging myself to write 20 posts on self-reflection, etc. Times are stressful and it’s easy to lose sight of ourselves and what/who we want to be and achieve. Brave enough to participate? Just follow along and send me your posts via the comments, a pingback, Twitter or Facebook. 🙂


 

Well folks, I did it! I completed the 20 Posts In 20 Days challenge! Honestly, I can’t believe I followed through with it. There were definitely days when I couldn’t find the inspiration to write anything worth reading, but I pushed through it and it taught me how to keep on writing even when I’m feeling uninspired. If you kept up with me, thank you! I hope something you read meant something to you.

As I end this personal challenge, I want to talk about something that’s been a reoccurring theme in my life lately. We all know someone who does stupid things. Whether it be just an innocent mistake or something that keeps playing out over and over again with the same turnout, it often makes me wonder why these people don’t learn from their mistakes first time around. Sometimes I feel like I have to babysit people who are old enough to take care of themselves and I’m tired of it. Grow up. Sometimes I feel as if I get treated like dirt because that’s how others view me. Apparently, I’m not worth an apology, a happy birthday, a helping hand, an “are you okay?,” or more importantly, the truth. When are people going to take responsibility for their actions and stop throwing the term “victim blaming” around?

If you don’t put in the effort to tell her you want her, don’t be surprised when she walks away. She deserves better.

If you don’t take matters into your own hands, don’t be surprised if you get something you’re not satisfied with…or nothing at all.

If you ignore someone who cares about you, don’t be surprised when your phone calls go unanswered. Karma’s a bitch.

If you continuously lie to someone, don’t be surprised when everything you say is questioned.

If you don’t take action, don’t be surprised if you get nowhere.

When you constantly berate someone for simply being themselves, don’t be surprised when they are no longer a part of your life.

When someone takes the time to support you and you don’t acknowledge their kindness, don’t be surprised when that kindness and support turns sour and hesitant.

When you abandon someone in their time of need, don’t be surprised if they’re gone when you need them.

It takes courage to lay down your pride but it makes you a better person. Make the right choice. If not, don’t be surprised when life takes you down dark paths.

 

20 Posts in 20 Days

Who Am I?

Values

Purpose

Describing a Dream

Right Back In Your Face

The Pros and Cons of Living In Greenpoint

5 Twitter Handles You Need To Follow

10 Feel Good Things About Life

This Is How You Lose Her

Either You Write or You “Write”

The Clock Winked

Fragile

The Most Difficult Aspects of Being 26

Emerald and Sapphire

Let’s Love Like Seventeen

Repeat Offender

Meeting Tyler Knott Gregson

I Think It’s Time To Get Out

Smoke

 

 

 

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