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My name's Alla and I like where I live right now which is Boone, NC. I'm studying Nutrition and Foods: Dietetics. My interests include but are not limited to: Kid Cudi, movies, bacon, new shoes, ΧΩ, and my best friends. Welcome to my Captain's Log. This is my twitter @CaptainAlla
If you spend your whole life trying to be like someone else, you are never going to be satisfied with yourself. You will go to sleep at night with thoughts racing through your head of how you could have done such a thing better or you could be some kind of different. When you really get to know the people that you admire from afar you begin to realize that there is nothing so miraculously different about them at all. It is important to realize that you can’t find true satisfaction in other people.
Our society gives us the models of the “ideal human” to look up to every single day and we accept them. We digest these images and idols and begin to process what they mean for us everyday in our regular lives. We begin to see our peers around us as better than ourselves and idolize people we know not a thing about. Turning our thoughts into obsessions that affect so many aspects of our lives is a dangerous thing. Often over-thinking and analyzing the way we see ourselves and how other people see us, our values get lost in the shuffle. You have to ask yourself, “who am I trying to be?”. You have to be the absolute best version of yourself and value yourself more than all of these things because they will not stay with you forever.
Who you are today can impact who you are tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, and the rest of forever. Don’t sell yourself short trying to be an imitation of someone else because no one has time for a second-rate copy cat.
"What I learned the most from this experience is that nobody knows anything about anything. There’s no norm, there’s no right life, there’s no right way, there’s no right person. All that stuff is completely silly. And it’s meant to rank each other on this ladder: if you had a life someone wishes they had, you’re a success. Which is stupid. If you’re the person doing the envying, you’re disregarding the things in your own life."
Emily Rapp, author of “The Still Point of the Turning World”.