For the first time ever, I think I’m going to write my Motivational Monday using my experience that I’m experiencing right now. I mean, I have done that before, but I don’t think I’ve ever been as wise as to write a Motivational Monday about motivation I’m currently putting in to practise.
To start, this song means the world to me. I think it must be one of my favourite songs ever and I’m so glad that it was actually released as a recording (I grabbed it from iTunes) because it is such a perfect motivational song.
I think it’s fair to say that I’ve been going through a pretty tough time lately. Relationships with people are difficult to maintain sometimes and other times, I feel myself investing in a friendship a heck of a lot more than the other person. If anyone knows that you can’t trust everybody, it’s me. I’m very selective with my friendships which sadly can cause a lot of upset and emotional struggle when they don’t go as perfectly as I could’ve hoped. There’s no point in having a friend that doesn’t support you through everything.
Another problem that I think is very obvious that I have is people not really accepting me. I know that a lot of people call themselves ‘freaks’ because they think they’re so weird or that ‘the haters don’t like them’ (the word haters makes me cringe!) but I think it’s pretty fair to say that, to small-minded people, I am a freak and I can accept that. What I do struggle to accept though is when friends of my parents and family members somehow find out about Shaunyland (I don’t know how they manage it because it’s not like many people know about this little place) and like to mock my parents for it, too. I honestly do not see what my parents have to do with any of the choices that I make in life. My parents are there to support me in whatever I want to do – it does not mean that it was “their idea to raise me a freak” or it’s “their fault he turned out that way”. Since when was your perspective on reality the right one? How can some people be so small minded and not understand that people don’t have to be like you to be normal? And to those people, I say: I actually think that your lifestyle is a bit weird and if I’m honest, I feel sorry for you that you have to be such a social stereotype and not feel comfortable enough to come out of your shell a little bit more.
I think it’s fair to say that life is never going to be perfect. Not everyone is going to like us or the choices that we make and yes, I think it’s fair to say that life can be absolute shit most of the time but life will get better in the end. Make sure everything you do is in preparation for your better future. If that be like myself; escaping from where you live at the moment to a bigger place with more opportunities and more accepting people. Or if you idea of a perfect future is the opposite; escaping everyone and living in a secluded area with your spouse and a mouse (ooo, what a poet!)
This perfect future and dream is yours and if you work hard enough for it, you will
get to it. Just channel that upset and emotion into power to make your future and make it happen.
As Tracy says in the song: “If I can just stay true to the steps I’ve taken, it will all come through. Name the date and say when, but ’til then, I Can Wait.“