My life has been a constant wheel of change. Change of friends. Change in homes. Change in majors. Change in my favorite foods. I have an obsessive personality, and become obsessed with different things all the time. Whether it's a TV show or a fashion trend or song, I latch on and don't let go until the obsession passes.
So what's my latest obsession? Changing my life. Sometimes I have random epiphanies, and it just gets me thinking way too much, and I recently realized that I want need to make some changes this summer. I want to start changing things about my life to become the person I want to be.
I want to change the world.
I know that sentence is so vague, but it's what I'm feeling right now. I've been spending way too much time on social media lately, and I come across these articles or YouTube videos that just change my perspective on so many things. I read this article about this 8 year-old girl who was forced into marriage with a 40-year-old man, and she died from sexual trauma. After reading that, I wanted to throw up. My heart broke for that little girl who was too young to make any sort of life decision, and her life ended too soon due to the hideousness of her "husband's" heart.
I also stumbled upon a YouTube video of people in third world countries reading first world problems, and it put so many things into perspective for me. It made me feel stupid for harping on the most ridiculous things and complaining about problems that other people wish they had.
I made Jon promise to hold me accountable for when I start complaining about material things like my phone or my car or my computer. So my things may not be in the best shape, but at least I have them. People in other countries don't even have air conditioners or clean water or shoes! And I'm over here complaining about how it gets too hot under the covers. I really want to make this small change in my life and try to shine light on the people that do have real problems.
I want to be a writer.
I recently finished reading Summer in the City by Candace Bushnell, and, while I found the book pretty hard to get through, Carrie has inspired me. She has this amazing desire to be a writer, and she will stop at nothing to make sure that it happens for her. This is the only element of the book that I really enjoyed.
After getting my post published on Thought Catalog, it sparked something in me that I haven't felt in a long time. I'm not sure that I'll ever get a job in publishing or be a famous author or anything like that, but I do want to be a writer. But then this poses the question - am I writer? Blogging is considered writing, right? But I digress. My point is, I may not become famous from writing, but it is something that I want to incorporate into my everyday life for a long time.
So those are two of my plans for the summer. I want to make changes for the better, and there's no time like the present.
What are your plans for the summer?
This post was written for the #SummerBloggerChallenge. This week's prompt: Write a post about how you're going to spend your summer. This could also be filmed, but you MUST embed the video into a blog post.