Theme of the Year: Do What Makes You Smile

Hey guys so this topic is something I have definitely felt inclined to write about and share with you all because it is sort of my personal theme I am choosing to go by this year. For so long I have definitely been the type of person who would place my desires on the back burner for a variety of reasons. Whether if it is fear of what other people will think, putting too much on my plate or doubting my own potential. But this summer really allowed me to take some time to reflect on my current life and the things I want to change. I just thought about how stressed out I was last school year and realized one thing I felt I was lacking was doing the things that make me smile.

Not to say that I never did this before but I knew that I was not doing it ENOUGH. From juggling clubs, events, work, performances, finances, school and much more. I was barely incorporating anytime to do the things that make me happy. For a while I honestly began to forget what those things were and it made me crazy!

For example, one thing that has always been very important to me is expressing my creative side. One of my major outlets of that is singing and that’s one fact about myself that people should definitely know about me. (By the way this topic will get its own post so look out for that soon!) But I have always had such a great love and appreciation for music because of the pure beauty of expression it represents. Singing has been a great love of mine and given me my own unique way of expressing myself for as long as I can remember. It has always been included in my life and it has helped me through several difficulties in my life and also highlighted the good times. Overall I can say that I have a genuine love for it and it is one of the many things in my life that contribute to my happiness.

In the past I have always been involved in musicals, choir groups, and other performance groups but have still managed to make time for singing for my personal enjoyment. However recently I began to notice that I don’t really do that much anymore. My time had been so stretched and I wasn’t even giving myself the breathers I needed to just do what I love with no other purpose than just that. I thought to myself, “Why am I focusing so much on going through the motions and doing things for everyone else except myself?” I thought at this moment, what am I really doing that makes me smile and feel good? So I decided I wanted to change this and start focusing more on these things.

No matter how hard you work if you ignore your heart you can’t possibly expect to be satisfied with your life. We all have our own unique things that make us happy but if we constantly push them off we are seriously selling ourselves short. Whether if its singing, going on trips, or even spending time with the people that you love just don’t think about it and do it! Also go for your personal goals and aspirations because they are so important to keep alive. It is these important things like this that attribute to who we all are.

So regardless of this being my last year of college with a lot of things for me to do and think about. I am making it a major priority to do make the time to do the things that make me smile thus the name of my blog see the connection I made there? Haha. Starting this blog was on that list and I’m happy to have checked that off as something I finally did after wanting to do so for so long now. Because even if I have one person reading my rants it truly makes me happy to post and share them.

But because of this mindset I have so many exciting things planned for the year, one of those things is to keep posting as much as possible. Along with further pushing myself with my love of singing. But that’s all I can say for now can’t give too many details yet. I know you’re all just dying to know (I’d like to think that anyways lol) but you all will just have to wait and see but I’m telling you its exciting stuff! So hoping to share those things with you guys soon.

So just don’t forget this guys do what makes you smile. Because what better feeling is there than being happy? I know I can’t think of one just saying. But set those goals for yourselves and make it happen plan and simple. One of the worst feelings is regretting not doing the things you’ve always wanted to do. Not to say it all has to happen at once but after one thing is accomplished move on to the next and so on. Take the time you need but not TOO much time to where it gets forgotten and when it’s too late. Just something to think about and I wish you all the best of luck with your own personal journeys. Thanks again for reading guys hope you enjoyed it!


The Complusive Smiler 



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