The One Realization That Changed My Life Forever

What I’ve come to learn in six months of living life to the fullest is that the saying is true:

Life is what you make of it.

If you choose to live through a negative filter, your life will always feel like it’s crumbling around you.

If you choose to never put focus on yourself and what makes you happy, you will feel unloved and unhappy.

For about 8 months I worked at a dive bar in Nashville. It was dark, smokey, and just not my personal scene. My coworkers were mean to me and the management was downright rude. I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life, what my priorities were, or what happiness really felt like.

I felt so stuck, so lost, and mostly like a complete failure.

I didn’t understand why life had brought this upon me and was choosing me out of everybody else to deliver such terrible misfortune.

Let’s just say there were a lot of tears, even more frustration and actual moments of looking to the sky and asking “WHY?!”

I stayed in this constant state of emotion for eight months. Eight months of unhappiness, not feeling fulfilled, and being completely and totally unimpressed with myself.