“The purpose of Sigma Kappa Sorority is to provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual, and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities.”—-Sigma Kappa Purpose Statement (via fyeahsororities)
I am a lot of things I shouldn’t be:too loud, too gregarious, too short, too unintelligent at times, too weird, too preppy, too stereotypical, too unique, too introverted, too young, too old, too creative, too boring, too crafty,too realistic, too imaginative, too giving, too selfish, too dependable, too reckless, too friendly, too forgetful, too organized, too charming, too confident, too insecure, and just entirely too much. But that’s me. I am loud, when I’m supposed to be quiet in class because someone is having a bad day so I just want to make them smile. I am too short for almost everything, except for all the good rides at Disney world. I am unintelligent at times, but sometimes I have moments of brilliance. I am too weird for my own good sometimes, but it makes up a very special part of me. I am too preppy, but I like what I like: bows and pearls and sailing and sweet tea, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I am too stereotypical, because I have an accent, and the tendency to overuse the word like, but I’m working on it. I am too unique, and sometimes it’s not understood. I am too introverted, because on some days I get tired of being everything for everyone else, and I just want some time for myself. I am too young to do a lot of things I want to accomplish, yet it gives me the possibility to realize new opportunities. I am too old to consider my mistakes youthful foolishness, it makes me realize the consequences of my actions more fully. I am too creative and crafty and imaginative when I think of outlandish ideas, but they keep the heart, mind, and soul young. I am too selfish because there are times where you need to be. I am too giving for there are times when other people need pieces of me more than I do, and I am more than willing to sacrifice for the people in my life. I’m too realistic and dependable, because sometimes spontaneity just can’t be the answer. I am too reckless because when opportunity presents itself, you have to take the chance so you don’t live in your regrets. I am too friendly, I want to believe the good in everyone around me, but some people are meant to be judged before they should be allowed into your life. I’m too forgetful, because I can’t organize my life without post it notes and color coding. I am too charming and confident because it’s the way I want to be perceived; all that glitters is not gold. I’m too insecure because I feel like sometimes I will just never be good enough. I am entirely too much. I am entirely too much of what makes me who I am. I am real. I wouldn’t change any single piece of me for anyone else, because then I wouldn’t be me, would I? I am Elizabeth.
Some people hold grudges longer than they do their friendships, but it’s something I fail to comprehend. Why would you hold onto a grudge? When you hold onto a grudge, you can’t let go of that person because you’re holding onto their toxicity. So maybe it’s better to live, learn and let go. Some people are meant to walk in and out of your life. Some people are meant to stay. It’s they way the world works, because if it didn’t we’d never get to realize who the really truly important people in our lives are. So I’m thankful, each day, that I’ve learned to not hold grudges, but rather to let them go. I’m thankful, every day, that I’ve learned to value friendship, and understand the worth of having friends who will stand by you when you feel you can’t stand on your own. That’s why friends are here with us: to mark us forever by having known them. Because real true friends touch our lives forever, and leave footprints on our hearts. So, I am grateful for all of mine.
Stop thinking about tomorrow, it will come in its own time. Yesterday is not to be forgotten, but to be learned from. Simply looking back and yearning for time that has slipped away doesn’t allow for us to grow. Growth. It’s a funny thing, it’s hard to understand and pin down, but it’s something we all need. Don’t forget who you were yesterday, but remember who you can be today. So I challenge you to grow everyday from the person you were yesterday and live each day as though you are creating the best possible version of yourself. Because I promise you, if you do that, you will be. So stop worrying for tomorrow, it has its own worries and live only in the now, and for today.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.