the heavy heart// impractical desires

Today I’ll be starting a series of blog posts that I will call “the heavy heart”. Through this series I plan to empty my most “heavy” or “deep” thoughts out into writing and share them with you. I’m calling it “the heavy heart” because that’s what it feels like, when I have a deep or heavy thought it becomes a burden and a weight to my heart. As a teenager my mind tends to wander a lot and I’m hoping this series will be a positive thing for my mind and soul.

Today I’m going to write about impractical desires, this post isn’t going to be anything too heavy or mind bending don’t worry. Lately I’ve found myself wanting or “desiring” to do so many things.  Things from starting my own organic chicken farm to taking a road trip to San Francisco. Weird, huh? Obviously those things are impractical, I’m young, I’m still learning algebra. I was talking to my mom yesterday about following dreams and how stupid it is. She was shocked to hear that come from my mouth and replied with “you would be very stupid not to follow your dreams”. The thing about most desires is that most of the time they’re impractical so we tend to call them “dreams” and assume they will never happen.  We have to step away from that mindset, the only limits in life are the ones which we set for ourselves. Nothing is impractical. 

That’s what’s in my cup of tea 

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Be the best you can be

Hello, remember me? Yes I know, long time no blogging. Im deeply sorry for that and I will try harder to blog at least twice a month. Ok, lets move on.

This topic has been so heavy on my heart the past couple weeks. Non stop I have this one thought running through my head, “are you being the best you can be?”. What I mean by this is- are you living up to your full potential? I mean think about it, as human beings we are able to do so much yet this day in age we are doing so little to better ourselves and the world around us! Most of us get up, go to school, come home, go on the internet, do homework, more internet, dinner, even more internet, and then sleep. Wow, what an exciting life! Im not trying to bash the lives of hard working students or even students in general. What Im saying goes for students as well, are you working hard in school, are you studying your passions, reading good books that will expand your knowledge? If you know that you can do better than a C+ then do better than a C+! Put down twitter and instagram for a second and do something that will better you or the world around you. We spend so much time on social media we don’t even know what we are capable of, you could be the next Einstein but you wouldn’t know because you’re on tumblr so much.

Im not saying throw your phone in the trash and crack open a text book, what Im saying is in the end, how many people saw that one time you tweeted “omg I love grapes” really wont matter. What will matter is what you did, where you went, the people you met, and the lives you touched.

This post was really all over the place, and honestly I could say so much more regarding this topic. I just wanted to put this thought out there “are you being the best you can be?”. If you can do better, then do better my friend.

That’s what’s in my cup of tea.