It’s Up To You

The closer I get to graduation the more I start to think about ‘next year.’ I feel like I only talk about ‘next year’ when I mention the future, as if this one year is all I’m gonna get haha. Let’s hope that’s not true. But there’s this thing that keeps me up at night, this thing that keeps popping up inside my head. This thing I want each and everyone of you to realise as much as I do.

That it’s up to you. No matter the situation you are in, no matter what kind of new life you’re about to enter, no matter the context… it’s always up to you.

For example, when I graduate I own absolutely nothing except for my degree. I work a part time job at a local restaurant while working as an intern during the day time. These two jobs will barely get me the opportunity (financially) to rent a place to live on my own or to make a big investment to start my own business. But, the thought of that doesn’t make me feel bad. To be honest, the fact that I own ‘nothing’ and my life is about to start all over again makes me very excited.

It’s the kind of excitement you feel when you’re out of coffee and someone offers you a refill. The refill as a metaphor for your new life. I’m laughing about myself right now as I’m typing this hahah. 

I’ve been talking to some other students about some of my aspirations to start my own business and all they said were things like: ‘yea, I’d love to do that too, but…’ there’s always a: ‘but…’ Never a: ‘you know what, let’s go for it.’ I’m 22 when I graduate. I think it’s an absolute robbery of your own life, your own soul… when you don’t even allow yourself to experiment, to dive into the deep, dark ocean, to give things a try… at such a young age.

Sofie3I don’t own ‘anything,’ I just told you, no place of my own, no business (yet,) no children or whatsoever. But in the main time, I own something a lot of people don’t even realise, something I didn’t realise for a long time. I own a change, a blank page, a shot in the dark. Nothing relies on it… and that’s so valuable.

So what are you gonna do when the times comes and it’s up to you? Settle for less? Waste your money on ‘saver things.’ Like a book you already know the ending of right after reading the first page? Like I said, it’s up to you. But let me tell you, it’s one life, it’s this life… and it’s beautiful. Even on your darkest days, even when you’re afraid everything you ever dreamed of is going to fall down right in front of you. You need to hold on. Because one day, you’ll be so happy you held on to what you believed in, because it brought you to today.

There is no such thing like a ‘path’ or a life that was planned for you the second you were born, nobody is born for misery and nobody is born for luck. Some people consider themselves very lucky while other people might feel sorry for them. It’s a mindset and it’s up to you.

Lot’s of Love,


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    May 3, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    This is a truly inspirational post!

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      May 4, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Thanks girl! x

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    May 3, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    First off, I absolutely adore your top! The color is so pretty and I love the details. I love your outlook on life and your future, very positive and hopeful. I wish you the best after graduation and with your perspective, I have no doubt you’ll be success in whichever endeavor you choose. Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great rest of the week!



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      May 4, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Thank you for your sweet words! You’ll sure find the updates on how the soon to be business is going on the blog! Have a great week! X

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    Maria | Short Girl Long Jacket
    May 4, 2017 at 12:33 am

    I love this post, it’s so well written and you have such a positive philosophy! Keep doing you, the world is filled with so much doubt.

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      May 4, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Thanks so much! A agree with you, the world is filled with so much doubt but it doesn’t have to be like that. It’s up to you 😉

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    May 5, 2017 at 10:13 am

    This is such an amazing and positive outlook to have and such a great way to look at things. I graduated about 7 years ago now and I’ll be honest and say I still don’t know what I want to do in life but I am enjoying the journey and discovering new things 🙂 I wish you all the luck in the world with your graduation and a fresh start! x

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      May 5, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you for sharing your story! I’m sure seven years from now I’ll still be discovering and enjoying whatever life throws at me, just always make sure you try to see the best it.
      Have a wonderful weekend dear! x

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    May 7, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Love this post! So true…it’s what you make of it and you are going to do so well!

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