#NoteToSelf: guest post


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Fellow blogger Lily Elston did the Note To Self guest post today. She's only 15 years old and has this amazing blog Lots Of Love Lily, so go check it out!


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. –Eleanor Roosevelt 
The future. It’s always portrayed as an impending doom. For students, that’s all we’re told to think about. “How is this going to help your future?”, “Think of your future!”. The thing is, the majority of us have no clue of what we want to do in the future. We have huge dreams, and we imagine something that we believe is out of our reach.

The thing is, if you don’t believe that you can do it, then that’s your first problem. The first step to achieving your goal is to believe that you can do it. If you don’t believe in yourself, then you will never get to where you want to be. Nobody else is going to get you anywhere except yourself.

When you’re fifteen and still learning about how polyatomic isotopes react with metals, obviously that future you want is out of your reach, but the small steps you need to get to get there aren’t. There’s no point looking at the big picture if you aren’t prepared to face the small steps and the hardships you’ll need to get through to get there.

The time will pass anyway, so why not utilize it? In 40 years you could be behind a desk, at a job that isn’t your ideal. If you had worked hard in those 40 years, you could be doing something you’d always dreamed of, whether it be traveling the world, being an acclaimed writer, a musician, an actor of the arts, a lawyer, or for me, a successful designer.

It’s like waking up in the morning. You don’t roll out of bed and walk out the door, do you? You wake up, eat breakfast, shower, get dressed, put on makeup, and do your hair.  Only after you’ve prepared yourself will you leave. All of these small steps help you feel confident, prepared, and ready to take on the world. Without starting small, the huge dream is unreachable, and that’s all it will ever be: a dream.

So grab life by the horns, and take it wherever you need it to go. Believe in your dreams, and turn them into goals that you can check off your list once you’ve accomplished them. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t, because you can, and nobody can stop you. You are an unstoppable force of energy, and you can drive yourself to do anything and everything you want. Your dreams are beautiful, and you can achieve them.  Our lives are fleeting on this planet; so while you’re here, make the most of it.

Lots of love, Lily.



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