“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” -John W. Gardner

Every single thing we buy that involves a set up comes with a user manual…BUT life the most important thing does not. Why would it be that simple? I’m 24 years old and I’m still nowhere close to “having my life together”. It’s funny to think I thought I would have it all figured out at 21 years old! Crazy right? The perfect job, financially stable(HA!), my dream house, planning my wedding, thinking about kids. All of that is ALWAYS on my mind but none of it is happening. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone, not the only one struggling with that crazy thing we call life. There is many thing’s I wish someone warned me that would happen throughout my life…at least I could have sorta prepared myself. No one tells you you’ll lose your 4 high school best friends you were inseparable with. When I say inseparable I mean inseparable…hanging out everyday, them basically living at your house. The worst part is I couldn’t even tell you why we stopped being friends. Did we just grow up? Found other hobbies? I don’t think I will ever know why it happened and I’m sadly coming to terms with that. No one warns you that your perfect family will go through a separation and it will be the hardest thing you will ever go through. But when you mature you realize it was meant to be and you still have your parents…that’s all that matters. No one tells you you will fall in love 2 different other times before you really truly do find the one. No one tells you a car accident that happened about 8 years ago would still be affecting you. No one tells you taking time off before going to College would be one of your biggest regrets. No one tells you that the once aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents you used to see 3 times a week you would end up only seeing about once a year at a funeral for someone else.  I could go on & on. The moral of my story is you’re not alone. It is really rare that someone actually 100% has their life together and if you do…give me some advice! Everyone is going through something in their life right now, their just pulling their selves together so they get through another day of life. If only life came with a manual…

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One thought on ““Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” -John W. Gardner

  1. Brieanna, Beautifully written and straight from the heart! You put me in tears! I cried as I was reading your words on the page because I was reliving the moments and events with you all over again. I am so proud of the person, young woman and daughter you are, and want you to know you are loved beyond what can be put in to words by both of your parents and we will always both be here for you in life through everything!! Life has many twists and turns and hurdles along the way especially when you are young, but they too are apart of our story, and help us to find strength, courage, friendship, love and fill in blanks in the pages of our life story. We don’t always understand every thing we go through, why some people come and go or why life doesn’t turn out as we thought it should, but our life has many gifts if we life in the present and cherish the moments and the ones who touch our life along the way. One thing I know about my daughter from the things you’ve been through is you are one of the strongest people I know and when you set your heart and mind to something you can do most anything so you will feel in your heart what is right for you career wise, where you want to live even when you are ready to get married. It is all going to work out my beautiful girl and I will be there capturing it all along the way. I am proud of your Blog it’s AWESOME, great start as I am also very proud of you. XOXO ❤ Mom

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