I am a HUGE Pinterest addict. From recipes, to outfits, to hairstyles that I will never have enough skill to do, there is always something on Pinterest that inspires me.
Inspiration. One of my main goals in my life is to be inspirational. I want to change a person’s life for the better. I want to see people be the best version of themselves, or at least allow me to be a positive vibe in their life. Sometimes, this can be super frustrating. Especially when I don’t want to be a very positive person myself, because let’s face it: we all have those days.
Mainly, when it comes to being a high school student, I want to be someone who can make you laugh but also be able to help out. I want to be able to have a witty comeback or sarcastic response one second, and then have a real conversation with someone the next. It’s a hard thing to balance and try not to hurt other people by making a mistake with this balance, which is why the following quote by Maya Angelou is by far my favorite quote:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel”
To me, I think this quote speaks so much. If you’re like me, you might remember a time in life when you and your friends just had an amazing moment. A moment that makes your entire body feel like it’s smiling or just feeling like you’re living. You remember this moment solely from feeling, but maybe not anything that was verbally exchanged. There are also some moments when you may have been hurt by someone, and while down the road you may forget exactly what they said to hurt you, but that gut feeling of grief still exists.
It’s like a coin flip. You can either make someone feel really good about themselves, or really terrible. When they look back on these times years from now, they may forget the exact situation, or the exact words exchanged, but that feeling that happens to all of us still remains there. And so, I hope to become more of a person that can make a person remember a moment when they felt happy and to have more of those happy feelings, and less of the negative.
A huge thank you to Maya Angelou. Your words are always inspirational.