I have always been responsible, practical and always do the right thing. I made the honor roll all through school, only got put “on the wall” at recess once (we were moving and I forgot to get my agenda signed) and ALWAYS got picked for any extra school activities by teachers. I keep a budget, I think consciously before buying things. I try to keep friends and family members feelings in mind before making decisions. I would be known as the “teacher’s pet” or “goody two shoes” at school or work. I don’t do this to make myself look better or to brag, its just the way that I was raised. I hate to disappoint people or have them angry at me. For me, it is the worst feeling in the world.
I did do something “crazy” as one may call it, beyond the social norm. I got married at nineteen. My boyfriend and I had been dating for 3 years, we knew we were going to get married eventually. Why not at nineteen? This is one of the only “crazy” and bold decisions I have ever made for myself. Getting married at nineteen is also one of the greatest decisions I have ever made.
That brings me to the question, is being practical and responsible always the best option?
I am very proud of the fact I did well in school and am a responsible person that always thinks through decisions before making a irrational choice. Then why is one of the best decisions I have ever made, one did I not think as thoroughly as I normally would. This question has been on my mind a lot recently. Sometimes when you are responsible and practical all the time, you forget about living life. I put too many restrictions on myself because of money, time and caring what people may think. I forget about what I really want out of life. The busyness of life, keeps me from living out my dreams and aspirations. I find that thinking too much about something you want to do, can debilitate you from ever attaining the goal in mind. You have to take a chance and do it.
The point is, there has to be a balance between responsibility and achieving your dreams. I plan on being responsible, but carrying out my goals in life without thinking so precisely about the “what ifs.”
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