A Journey Left Unexplored

“I’ve been incredibly hypocritical lately. I’ve been advising people to do what they love, and what have I been doing? Nothing.”

There comes a time in all of our lives when we find that we aren’t happy. We’re desperately looking for ways to replace that stomach churning feeling with an idea of happiness we’ve come to create for ourselves. Yes, happiness is what we make it (and that is probably one of many cliché things I’m about to share), but it is also something that we over-exemplify. Right now, I’m the happiest I’ve been in years and that’s because I’ve come to various realizations that are responsible for the changes in my movement. For the longest while I’ve been talking about breaking boundaries in my writing, but what I’ve come to realize is that the reason I am not getting to where I want to be is because I am not doing enough. I’ve told people that routine is a good idea, and that it is also a good idea to switch things up from time to time. What have I been doing? Nothing.

I’ll give you an example: When I was in high school, I would find myself with countless things I needed to do. I would have assignments due, projects that needed to be started, and tests I needed to study for. I would pour all my time in effort into getting each and every one of those things done. I would make a plan for how I would go about doing that, and I would stick to it. That is something that has definitely changed since I’ve graduated. It’s almost as if I had forgotten how to be productive in my own right. Why is it I can do all of those things when I don’t want to, but when it comes to keeping a schedule for the things I actually want to accomplish, I fall flat? That’s probably because we see those goals as subjective. As though they’re so personal, we can get to them whenever, right? Wrong. I’m making an ample effort, an ample cliché New Year’s Resolution to stick to a firm writing and blogging schedule. (Anisa, how many times have you said that?) Trust me, I know. Make time for the things you’re passionate about, make it worth the while.

Love, Anisa Nasir (3)

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