Often times it’s not that we don’t want to be happy, but we’re too afraid of taking the necessary steps to get what we want. It goes something like this. You or someone you know continues to complain about their current job or employer, but they never do anything about it. Or it’s not a job, but a relationship, a desire to seek help, or an inability to cope that’s causing you unhappiness. But fear prevents you from doing what’s required to invite positive change in your life.”
What a true accusation that is. They say that you should do one thing every day that scares you. But let’s face it, it’s just way to easy to complain then to actually go out there and get things done. Right? Although that may be true to some extent, nothing feels better than to have a sense of your own personal accomplishment.
For me, life shaping changes that I am very thankful for today, started in Middle School. To be honest, that was not exactly the highlight years of my life, but in a way I’m glad. I learnt how to deal with all different types of ‘personalities’ which in the end, only encouraged my ‘personality’ further to never make people feel like something they’re not! Accepting people for who they are is not an option; it’s merely out of respect!
When grade 8 finally finished, I ended up going to Confederation Secondary High school instead of the high school all my friends went to. For those of you who are not from my neck of the woods, Confederation (or as we say ‘Confed’) is a public school, with a “bad reputation from the past”. Like many situations in life, not many people think twice about rumors and instead of finding the truth out for themselves, they ignore all the positives. To set the record straight, when I decided to go to Confed it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life! The positive atmosphere in the school alone was something that I forgot existed. The teachers actual challenge us, but are very supportive and want us to succeed to the best of our ability.
If you have already read my introductory blog or my bio, you would know about my favourite teacher. I had many great teachers don’t get me wrong, but yet, none compare to him. The day he committed suicide, was the biggest life shaping change I have ever encountered. Even though I am still dealing with the loss today, the challenge of keeping my head above water has only made me stronger in regards to my metal/ emotional endurance.
I realize everyone has their own story as to why they are the way they are today. Whether it is happy, or not so much, every single person has the ability and the RIGHT to be happy! I’m not saying it’s easy, but we have to look at the bigger picture. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Other Blogs in the series of “Story of My Life”:
– Part 1: Questions and Answers