So yes I may have just spent a night in watching Creed with my mom and wondering why I can’t commit myself so tirelessly to being a bad-ass with 0% body fat, but instead of moping over minor fitness goals…I took the larger lesson to heart and figured we should all talk about it for a second.
I’m only 24-years-old, and I’m wrong a LOT. I can admit that to you now, but somehow, when it comes to my life, it’s extremely difficult for me to admit defeat. I can’t accept that I might not always have the best ideas, or know everything, or make the best decisions in life.
I’m sure you’re sick of these articles by now. Usually, they’re full of fluffy phrases like:
“Do it now!”
“Travel when you have no money.”
“Travel to find yourself.”
“Travel to live longer.”
But, this isn’t an article convincing you why you should travel, and it’s certainly not going to convince you to travel when you have no money—it’s just my experience.
Every year, the dreaded conversation hearts and cinnamon hearts begin appearing in the Bulk Barns around the city. I mean—I just want to enjoy candy without the hidden meaning behind it goddammit.
It’s 2016, and, with our world immersed in all things digital, we know that anyone with a high social media following, Twitter exposure, or Instagram feed gracing the popular page can get trends spreading like wild fire. The beauty trends catching fire right now have been a result of the continuing fitness craze, the makeup beauty guru generation, and celebrity statements that get people slowly climbing on the next style band wagon.
Now—ignore the cheesy title and take this as some of the experience I’ve learned over the years, as opposed to actual advice.
Now I get the whole hot yoga business—you calm down, you meditate, you center yourself, la, la, la. And, I have done yoga for an extended period of time… three years ago. But, I got sucked into a hot yoga class I couldn’t say no to again, and, I thought I’d try it. I found myself repeating those phrases you repeat to yourself when on a scale of one to ten of how badly you don’t want to go to something, it’s a 10. So I was catching myself saying things like: “it’s an experience” or “tomorrow will be better.” But, the important part of this story is that I went.