It’s April!!! I’ll be 25 this month. I refuse to feel old. And of course, at 25, I’m definitely not old. Still, 25 just sounds legit—like I should be doing something very adult, very grown-up. And as my friend pointed out, I am graduating law school this spring, and that’s pretty legit.
People always say that when we are young we don’t know any better. Our naivety lets us think that we are invincible. So, in an industry where maybe 5% of the aspirers truly make it—and by industry I mean the entertainment industry—I’ve learned that people can get really jaded really fast. It’s sad, really. Understandable. But still sad.
I see people living pretty amazing lives, amazing careers, and maybe it’s not exactly what they dreamed of, or how they dreamed it. Maybe they’re not as filthy rich as they assumed they’d be. But they still have much for which to be grateful. So it’s sad to look into their tired eyes that spell out “settling for unsatisfied.”
It’s okay to not be satisfied, but it’s not okay to be unsatisfied. The difference between not being satisfied and being unsatisfied is the difference between proactive desire and idle dreaming. You catch my drift? I had lunch with a friend last week who said that he's never worked so hard at any job in his life, but at the same time he's never enjoyed it more, because he was somewhere he loved being surrounded by one of the things he loves utmost in life. So attitude. It's all about attitude, isn't it? Adjust your attitude and act. Then you might find yourself feeling a little more satiated ;)
And sure, someone is going to read this and say what does she know? What does this silly little girl know? But I do know. I know so much to know that I know very little. And that’s why I know. That's how I know.
Here’s to being legit!
BIG LOVE & HUGS