It took me awhile to realize that a journey included both my ups AND my downs. Sometimes my valleys were more necessary than my hills. The pits of life are what make your journey worth it. They teach you lessons that you need, and make you appreciate your next high more. Do you really think that you would appreciate the days full of sunshine if you've never seen a storm? Whenever things are going wrong, my sisters and I are a little relieved; because without a little conflict/controversy your future True Hollywood Story would be oh sooo boring.Lol and no one likes a boring True Hollywood Story *coughs* Selena Gomez *cough* So I’m thankful for the journey: the crazy, heartbreaking, roller-coaster full of emotion, stressful, breathtaking….journey.
I am so awkward. No seriously, my life is a series of awkward encounters. And no one seems to believe me, so I’ll tell a story. *twirls into story time chair* I ran into an ex the other day. I haven't seen him since high-school, and I was caught off guard by the interaction. This is how it went:
Ex-Scrub: Hey, Ma...What's Good?
Me: I'm good! How are you?
Ex-Scrub: Man...I haven't spoken to you in awhile...what's been up?
Me: umm nothing much.just trying to takeover the world and what not
(this is where it all went downhill)
Me: *Puts arm on pyramid made of paper-towels and knocks them over*
*strikes the Heisman pose to act like I did it on purpose*
Ex-Scrub: *tilts head* well you have a good one! *walks away*
The Awkward moments are what make life interesting. I’m thankful for the interestingly awkward moments.
“I got a 55, which is really close to a 60, which is practically a 70, and 7 is pretty close to 9, so I REALLY got a 90….I got an A!” Yasssss for professors who give curves *twirls* lol Curves save your GPA, but they catch you in other lanes of life as well. Think about it, a curve saves you when you attempt an action, and your results weren't great enough. And yes….i’m cocky, but I can admit that I’m not perfect. Learning curves allow you to mess up…which I’m extremely thankful for. Because I mess up a lot, it’s the only way I learn. Let the curve help you.
Laughter is a contagious blessing that I am ever so thankful for. It’s just so beautiful. It’s the one action that can yank you out of sorrow, and for a split second you feel bliss. Absolute bliss. If you can make me laugh you’re BAE. We're lucky to be surrounded by people who can bring us that joy! And if you aren't laughing then reevaluate your environment!
I think it’s really easy for us to confuse personality with essence. I know…I went a little too deep a little too early with that one, but I’m serious. It’s difficult for people to have genuine conversations because of the masks we all wear. That’s why I love late night conversation, because there is a point where you are so tired that you have to be vulnerable. You have to be real. As your eyelids begin to droop your soul begins to open…and you can allow yourself to be real. I’m so thankful for the raw, beautifully dirty, genuine conversation.
I don’t usually agree with this term. Like where are we riding to? And why do I have to die? Lol however, I am sooo thankful for family. We’re like a team of ninja women who never stop loving and fighting for each other. I find peace in the fact that I can tell them anything and still have their love and support. My mom is like a sour patch candy. When you tell her something ridiculous, her first response is sour, but then she’s immediately sweet. My older sister got really sick my senior year of high school, and the rest of the family immediately went into turbo mode. She was never in ICU alone. We took shifts camping out in waiting rooms, making lawn chairs into beds, and even stealing extra visitor tags so we could all visit at the sometime There were times when she thought she couldn't fight anymore,so we fought for her. I'm thankful for my ninja-warrior family.
We are not today, who we were yesterday. *twirls for growth* I often say,”freshman year Amira would've snatched her”. Well…Thank God freshman year Amira is not here anymore. It doesn't bug me when old friends say that I’ve changed, I take it as a compliment. What they really mean to say is that I’ve grown. Whether it’s a change of location, a change of associates, or a change on your perspective; I believe that it’s all necessary for growth. Don’t get too comfortable. We’re young. We’re meant to transform. We’re meant to grow. I’m thankful for growth.