Everyone has been hurt, gone through a life changing situation, or has fears. Due to this, there is a mutual understanding among all of us. We may not have dealt with the same exact situation, we may not have been there for you in the particular moment in your life, but we all know what pain or fear feels like. We all have walls up, and go through life afraid to let people in, or to simply break down these walls, because we are afraid to be hurt again.
Personally, I have been hurt, and have been afraid to try something new, but no matter what I jumped- I embraced change. My friends growing up were all apart of the same group. I decided to venture off and try student government, where I made amazing memories, friends, and helped create new experiences for others, and helped people by completing community service. I was the first person in my family, to leave the nest and attend college, miles and hours away from home. I went by myself, without knowing many people at first, and yet I took down my wall and embraced new peers, became apart of wonderful organizations, and yes, got lost many times, but eventually found my way- metaphorically and literally. I am about to make an enormous life change. I am graduating college in May, and applying for jobs and internships, deciding on where and what state I should live in, and once again, leaving the place I called home for four years to start a new adventure.
Aside from this, there will be a time in your life that you will meet someone, become apart of an organization, learn something new, or start a new chapter in your life. This is the time to face your fears and let down that wall, in order to experience new memories, meet new people, or welcome love into your life. It my not be easy, but it will be worthwhile. I can’t tell you it won’t be a struggle, however the results you will receive, will be life changing and positive.
I can tell you that if you let people in, your life will be richer, and you will be happier. Sure, you risk being hurt once more, but I believe it is better to risk it, than shut yourself out from the world and limit yourself to endless possibilities.
I urge you, break down your walls you’ve built, and let people in. There are far more possibilities for happiness then excuses.
Feature of the week:
YOU- What are you going to do this week to help yourself pull down those walls? I’d love to hear from you.. Please comment with your answers and stories 🙂
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Video of the week:
Let People in- or animals, specifically a lion….