“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
We are the catalyst of our own misery and the power behind our happiness. It is up to us to decide what we will feel because we have the power to shift our thoughts. If you don’t like the situation, look for ways to change it or to find peace with it. Today, I am extremely happy as it marks the end of my Spring quarter. I turned in my Toni Morrison essay this morning (my rhetoric essay yesterday) and it feels good to know that I get a break from the intensity grad school presents itself to be. Although, I must admit, it is a bittersweet feeling because, although difficult, I enjoy gathering with a group of intellectually driven students that seek to learn, discuss and create powerful conversations. One of my favorite professors is leaving us–after 17 years at our university–and that does create deep sadness because she encouraged me (as an undergrad) to further my education by embarking on a difficult, but rewarding endeavor. I wish you the best Dr. Jackie Rhodes!
Today, tomorrow, this weekend and forever, don’t forget that you can take control of your life. You have the power to dissipate all negative feelings and you have the power to impart positivity. Refrain from making duplicate keys of your “self” and do not hand them out to others where they can simply open the door and do as they please with your day by instilling negativity within your mind and by mangling your feelings to the point of despair. Have a great day!