You can’t always get what you want

“You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you just might find you get what you need.” – Rolling Stones

Growing up, I have had a strong sense of what I want out of my life. I wanted to be a lawyer (because I always thought they were the richest), get married to my high school sweetheart,  continue getting high honors through college, and get a successful job right after graduation to start my happy ever after fairy tale.

All the way through high school I was the perfect child. I had a job, paid for my own luxuries, received high honors, and did a lot of volunteer work. In my mind, I didn’t have time for fun because I was too busy planning my success (because that is what I was taught at a young age).

Within the past year, my sophomore year in college, I realized I was just plain insane. I was taking for granted the moments where it was supposed to be the time of my life in-order to make sure I would be well off in the future.

I realized everything I once wanted was not what I wanted anymore. My boyfriend, of three years, and I broke up, i realized I want to construct my own dance studio, and I was done trying to be the perfect me. 

This is when Rolling Stone’s lyrics really kicked in. I can’t always get what I want, but when I try to make myself happy that is when I will truly find out what I need in life. 

I know this is cliche, but music really in a great use for therapy. Just listening to the stories being told really hold a meaning.

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Is there really any need?

Is there really any need?.

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Chasing Success

Success is a word that all of us use to define how we live our lives. Day in and day out we do what we feel we have to do in order to be here we need to be in life. In order to be happy and content with our lives.

In my life, my definition of success was pushed on me by family, friends, and society.

Since I was a child I knew that college was not an option, I had to go to prove to my family and society I was worth it. Since elementary school I spent all of my time perfecting my school work. I graduated high school with high honors and am currently going to college with help of scholarships. I am the first in my family to go to college and therefore have to prove that not only can I do it, but that I can do it better than everyone else.

I came into college with a year worth of credits so I could graduate early. Because of this, I am missing out on the great opportunity of taking a semester to study abroad.

It is my dream to travel across the world, learning and experiencing new cultures. It would be utterly breathtaking to visit Africa, where I wish I could study abroad.

It sucks having a path of success already defined for you by family and society. I don’t want to disappoint my loved ones but I also don’t want to live with regret.

 

 

Life is rough

 

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Defining Crazy

Defining Crazy.

 

This post defines the world. I give credit to this woman for realizing what is going on with the world and finding her own ways to cope. Truly amazing

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Twitter

Along with my blog, I’ve decided it was time to keep up with the world and create a twitter. Not too sure on how I feel about it yet but we will see what happens! This has got to be one of the easiest assignments in a while.

 

https://twitter.com/LindseyPalardy

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Hard Facts of Life

The beginning of this school year, I hit a hard reality. I was finally growing up. I always hated being looked upon as a kid. But lately I miss the low expectations of me. Working 30 hours a week to get through college is really starting to take a toll. If I’m not working, I’m in one of my 6 classes or I’m busy with my head in the books. I miss being a child with no responsibilities and the fact that I’m an adult now is dampening my mood lately. I DON”T WANT TO GROW UP!

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getting caught in the shower

as if today couldn’t go any worse. tried to take a nice long shower to relax and the fire alarm to my dorm just happens to go off in the middle of shampooing? great coincidence huh? soaking wet I throw on clothes and run outside with a towel still wrapped around my head, freezing in this cold weather. Perfect end to a horrible day… my life man

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