One of my best friends had a favorite thing to say on empty days my freshman year. You know, the ones when your school work isn’t waiting and your time is free? The best days. “The world is our oyster!” she would shout with a large smile on her face.
I want to be that person to you and to myself. THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER!! What do you want to be? What do you want to do? What do you want to change? Is it your appearance? Is it your temperament? Is it your job or your goals? Take ahold of that thing and do it. Stop making excuses. I recently read an article that asked the question, “what is the root cause to everything you do?” What is it? Think hard. Once you have it, DO IT. And don’t devote your time and dreams to something that isn’t truly worthy.
The world is your oyster, so do more of what makes you happy. I have that phrase hanging from my rearview mirror and every day it’s a beautiful reminder. I am a person who struggles with saying no to people, so I put myself in situations that I don’t wish to be a part of. Did I truly wish to do half of the things I have done in the last five years? No. Did I get joy from those things? No, again. So change the little things too. Make an end goal and work every day towards that, but also make the little, every day tasks magnificent. Fill your life with activities that bring yourself joy and help give joy to those around you. Don’t do things to please others. Be so happy with what you do that your happiness pleases people.
Be happy with who you are and do not grumble about the things that you can change. The world is your oyster.