Do you ever just feel average as hell?
Like there’s nothing that makes you stand out from the crowd. Or that your thoughts and experiences are the same as everyone around you.
Sometimes I feel like there is this general theme looming over my life like a dark cloud, and there’s no wind to blow it away. It’s this feeling like I don’t know anything, really. I’m just another drop in the ocean, somehow managing to feel isolated and lonely despite being surrounded by billions of other drops.
I can say that I know without a doubt, 100% that my passion is helping others and making the world a better place. I feel incredibly strongly about issues of inequality, social injustice, education, and poverty. My heart sings when I know that I have done something or been a part of changing someone’s life for the better. But how did I first discover this passion of mine?
Hi, teenage me.
I know that right now things are hard for you, really hard. At least, they feel really hard, but you can’t quite be sure that they actually are, because tons of people around the world are in situations that are so much worse. You’re worried that your problems pale in comparison to those of the rest of the global population. You know that you have a warm place to sleep, and you talk to the people around you. There are 2 families that try to provide a good life for you, and you’ve never had to worry about poverty or your safety. Shouldn’t that be good enough?
If you don’t know me well, I’m a bit of a romantic. I believe in fate, love at first sight, and that everything happens for a reason. Actually, I’m really just a believer. My boyfriend and I were talking yesterday about how I am open to the possibility of LOTS of different ideas. There isn’t much that I will shut down or dismiss, in the way of theories/ideas/conspiracies. I feel like I have lots of examples in my life of these things, but right now I’m going to tell you about how this blog proved that everything happens for a reason.
I am hoping that after your thrilling read of why I chose lightning, your curiosity about me has been piqued! I want to get to know you better, and I want you to think of me as more than a blue hued screen. So here are 10 things that you might want to know about me!