By: S. Elle Cameron, Guest Blogger
“I want you to burn my bridges down, set me on fire!”-OneRepublic (Burning Bridges)
There’s this famous quote that states life isn’t about how many breaths we take but how many times life takes our breath away. This saying has been posted on various social media sites and countless celebrities have quoted it a number of times. I never understood how people could continuously say/post the same quotes over and over without feeling like it’s been done before or overused but in this case, it’s a little different. Life is all about experiences and living is more than just breathing.
I’m at that point in my life where I’m not sure what I want to do but I sort of have an idea. I’m sure many of you can relate, especially if you’re around my age (all those twenty-somethings out there). What I realized in the past couple of days is that we all should live for something that sets us completely on fire. If life isn’t burning down all of the things we once known and destroying all of our ways, we aren’t really living. Our perceptions and preconceived visions should be shattered on a daily basis.
What makes you happy? What ignites that tiny spark inside of you that nothing else ever could? That is probably the thing that is meant to destroy every part of you in the best way possible.
Usually when we speak of destruction and something catching ablaze, it’s in a negative way but this time, destruction simply means to replace or reconstruct. When we speak of burning bridges it usually means cutting ties with our past but today it means more than that. Today, it means that we are finding something so worth it that we’re willing to wreck everything and rebuild so we can live for something new.
Starting over can hurt, and it is definitely a scary thing to do, but sometimes life can’t take our breath away when we’re just playing it safe. Sometimes we have to take chances and set fire to old ways and habits to have something new and worth living for.
People have so many words to say and stories to tell but the only way those words really mean anything is if experience is attached to it. That overused quote that I introduced in the beginning is the perfect example of how we should try and live every day. Our lives should be set on fire so frequently that we learn to embrace the explosions and the heat for making us better.
Live for something that completely changes you in the best way possible. Too many times women and girls depend on this factor to be a partner or something superficial, but it doesn’t have to be. You can live for something greater, whether it’s a hobby, career, or something no one else can see or touch. As long as it completely sets you on fire and drives you to live better, it’s okay.
Be THAT GIRL and ignite your path!
Passion is the fuel that powers your unstoppable ride!
- What are you passionate about? How did you find your passion?
- What are some of your dreams and goals?
- What would you say to inspire and encourage someone on the hunt for their passion?
About S. Elle:
S. Elle Cameron is the 22-year-old author of the Young Adult novel, A Tragic Heart. Music and personal experiences inspire her to write on a daily basis. To learn more, visit her at www.sellecameron.com or www.sellecameron.blogspot.com Twitter: @SElleCameron; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorS.ElleCameron?fref=nf
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