By: Adrienne Credo, Regular Contributor
We all have those days when we don’t feel out greatest. But guess what? That’s okay. We have to go with the ebbs and flows of our emotions in order to stay balanced. The important thing to remember is to always see the best parts of the worst days, because our resilience will be met with more good days than bad. Realizing that a bad day will not last is probably one of the most comforting things we could ever ask for. This realization allows us to change the way our day is going or to make a change for the next day.
But don’t you fret! There will also be days when we will feel on top of the world! Embrace them! These are the days you will remember: the ones where you scored an interview for a job, got straight A’s, helped a friend out in their time of need, or were recognized for your talents. Whatever it may be, remember that feeling and know that even on the worst of days, we’re capable of reaching a high and taking in the beautiful view that is life. We’re at our greatest when we’re challenged, because these are the times that we’re able to show off our perseverance. Roll with the punches. Take every challenge. Inspire others; because overcoming a challenge doesn’t just build our character, it also brings us closer to becoming the best version of ourselves.
If we ever doubt ourselves, we must remember that what we’re doing is valid. If we have the passion and the means to accomplish our heart’s desire, then it’s important that we do everything we can to achieve them. Understand that no one can tell us that what we are doing is not valid so long as we believe that we’re doing something great with our lives and contributing to the betterment of ourselves, our friends, and our community. We’re doing great things with our lives right now, and it’s pretty amazing how far we’ve come in the past two, three, or five years. We may get dissatisfied in the present, but it’s always beneficial to look back and see how far we’ve come.
So dear me, you’re doing a great job, and I’m proud of you. It’s important to take time out of your day to realize how blessed you are, how far you’ve come, and how far you’ll go. What you do is enough, what you feel is enough, you are enough. And, don’t you ever forget it.
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Adrienne is an undergraduate at University of California, Irvine studying Criminology, Law and Society with a minor in International Studies. She is also a passionate photographer (you can check out her work below!). She loves watching TV shows like Chicago PD (shout out to Sophia Bush!) and Law & Order: SVU with her roommates and creates funny videos with her friends. Check out some of her photographs on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/123906482@N03/ Follow Adrienne on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ayjaycee and on Instagram: http://instagram.com/a.credo
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