I’m a survivor (and where I’ve been for the last month)

I found this on a friend’s G-chat status about a month ago, when I was at the very precipice of grappling with some serious life changes. The line that resonated the most with me at the time was :

“This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it.”

I think sometimes it’s too easy for us to get caught up in what’s comfortable, and overlook the real, gritty things in life that are uncomfortable but reap much greater rewards than complacency, comfort, and being “just okay”. I have never found myself to be a person to be able to accept “just okay.” Sometimes, I think my innate drive towards perfection can be a bad thing. It can make me stressed and anxious and overlook the beauty of the simple things in my life. But sometimes, that drive has a purpose. It tells me, “there is something better than this, and you should be going after THAT.”

I could go into all the juicy details of all this upheaval in my life, but in my personal matters I tend to follow Beyonce’s lead from her hit song “Survivor”

“I’m wishin’ you the best,
Pray that you are blessed,
Much success, no stress, and lots of happiness,
(I’m better than that)
I’m not gonna blast you on the radio,
(I’m better than that)
I’m not gonna lie on you or your family, yo,
(I’m better than that)
I’m not gonna hate you in the magazine,
(I’m better than that)
I’m not gonna compromise my Christianity,
(I’m better than that)
You know I’m not gonna diss you on the Internet
Cause my momma told me better than that.”

And I promise, you can expect to see more posts from me (and more frequent!) on PR, nonprofit communications, and social media very shortly! I have lots of ideas for posts.