Is it really worth it?

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes

All my life I’ve been told to do stuff, been fed information. Everything right now seems quite futile. Do homework, go school, eat, sleep and wake up to do the exact same thing. It’s like I’m getting bossed around an told off by teachers, telling me to do stuff and I think don’t worry this will change in uni. In uni I would get more independent but there will still be something controlling me; deadlines, exams, stress. Then you go off to work just to get bossed around again. When I think about it like this I think what’s the point, is it really worth it?

I’m not going to be those moody teens who complain that nobody loves me and my life sucks.
What I’m trying to say is in between all this it’s so easy to give up but in the end it will be worth it. The pain is temporary but if we quit then that will last forever.
In school you make these amazing memories with friends and nothing else will matter, not even those few demeaning teachers (and trust me it will only be a few the rest will be good, and you will like them and if not that you would easily put up with them).
In uni you do get your independence and it depends on you, if you keep on top of things and manage it you would have a few good years.
In adulthood you get to start everything, start your life, get married- whatever and if you never made your dreams a reality, it’s never too late or it doesn’t matter anymore because there are new ones.

Also in between everything that happens you have to remember that there are people who are supporting you. I know I would always have my family backing me. For some people they may not have that but there is always someone that believes in you whether it be your friends, spouse or even a stranger.


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  1. I enjoyed reading your post. I remember being in high school and feeling just as you do. Now, after being through school, through university, through marriage and raising children, I find I still feel much the same way. There are days when the stress, the deadlines, my boss make my efforts feel futile. What am I doing this for? But you are so right to point out the spaces in between. In these spaces we find time for our dreams. Keep writing!

    • Thank you 🙂 I’m glad to know that it was quite accurate. To be honest I don’t think people appreciate the good things. I think that a “Hollywood ending” is what is expected but the bad things are forgotten in the stories.
      Focus on the good and forget the bad 🙂

  2. Great post. Thanks for liking my blog! Many blessings to you!

  3. Great post , good thoughts, and wonderful insight. Moody teens don’t have a monopoly on the “Life Sucks” philosophy but, as you said in another post, it’s what you make it. There’s pretty much always going to be someone telling us what to do, that’s the way it is, but that doesn’t mean you relinquish control of your dreams. You don’t have to fit into the ‘real’ world, you can make that ‘real’ world fit with who you are and, judging by the words you have written thus far, the ‘real’ world is blessed that it can be a part of you. If you believe in yourself then others will believe in you. At sixty-five I just published my first book…it really is never too late. Thank you for visiting my blog and be assured I’ll certainly be following you.

    • Congrats in getting your first book published. That’s what I want to never give up. Thanks for following and commenting.

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