The Roots Of NYC
New York City, the city that never sleeps. The city that generates bolts and bolts of electricity on the streets of Times Square. The city that you may never know if you are standing next to a millionaire or a person who's bank account holds zero dollars. The city that tourists can't get enough of. In this large city who's population is well over 8 million, we some how stay connected. When I say stay connected I mean we share a similarity. This similarity may seem minor to you, but it's much more complex to me. There are so many lines beneath the ground that covers New York City's five boroughs, and depending on what route you take you can connect to any line. Using a number or letter and color to differentiate each line, that's how we can tell them apart. Whether you are going to work, shopping, out for some drinks, to your grandmothers house, on a job interview, and you do not own a vehicle, this is how you will be getting there. Four words, New York City Transportation. But not just any form of transportation, I'm talking about the subway.
Pursuit Of Happiness
As we embark on a journey to happiness we will have many road blocks. These hurdles are here to help us, they make us stronger. Some people find it to be very difficult to tap into one self, trying to figure out what makes us whole and what takes away from our identity are the challenges we face daily. When trying to carry the world on your shoulders it can ware you down. Take the time out to recognize who you really are. I know you are thinking, but how? Pay attention to your interests, your likes, your dislikes, your goals,your dreams, your aspirations. Time is the key to this door we are trying to unlock. Look back over the years and ask yourself whats different. Have you grown,do you practice the same habits?What are your strengths and weaknesses? Take a pause and look in the mirror, what do you see staring back at you? Are you in love with this person that you are staring at? If not then its time to fall in love with yourself. Before we try to obtain happiness there is a bit of construction we have to under go. Again, this is where time falls into place. You can't rush it, you just have to be aware and conscious of the decisions you make on a daily basis. If you are not happy with your weight,go to the gym. If you are unhappy with your low source of income go find a better job If you are unhappy in your relationship, end it. There are certain things we have no control over. Our happiness isn't one of them. We have full control over our happiness. I believe its the energy we are exposed to that intervenes with happiness. Separate yourself from anything and anyone that's rubbing off bad energy and bad vibes, don't associate yourself with people who are negative thinkers, talkers, or doers. Once you eliminate these type of people, you'll notice the difference. Now that you've removed the negativity, next you work on bettering yourself. No one wants be stuck in the same old ways forever. Stop limiting your capabilities to be better, to do better. Nothing in this world is unattainable, it's up to you to grasp it. Recently I went to church and my pastor spoke on figuring out what career path or dream to follow. He said think about the things that you are best at. Think about the things you enjoy doing the most, the things that naturally come to you. People say well every one is doing that and I'm going to be like everyone else. That is false. So what! There are a million designers, there are millions of companies that sell the same type of product. You think if they had that same mindset, the mindset that they would be like everyone else how far would they have gotten. You are different, you are you. There is no one like you. Although you may have many similarities with some people that just means you have a lot in common. Quite frankly there is nothing wrong with that. But I'm sure your methods are different, your thinking process is different, the way you look at life is different. So embrace that the most. Once you start paying attention to the little details about yourself, you will begin to understand yourself more. I advise everyone to be themselves, yes you can have a open mind and take a lot in. But that does't mean you become a replica of someone else, be true to you. God made you that way for a reason. Once you fall in love with yourself the pieces to your puzzle of happiness will begin to fall into place. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that everything is going to peachy and that you aren't going to have bad days of course you will. Just make sure you don't let anything get the best of you. I am speaking from personal experience. I have grown in spaces that I didn't think I could grow in but that just goes to show you that there were some areas of myself that I didn't tap into yet. Maybe because it wasn't time. I too am confused about what dream to fully take on first because I have so many things I am good at I just don't know where to start. So i pray every night and ask God to reveal it to me. I am patient and I have faith so I know things will turn out how it supposed to. So should you. As far as me reaching my highest pinnacle of happiness I honestly have not gotten there yet. But im learning to make better decisions and I am more conscious of my actions. Let's not forget we have to work hard to achieve anything we want. Don't ever give up!, on your dreams, on your goals, on your life but most importantly, don't give up on yourself. You are the key to your happiness. God bless, and always DO WHAT YOU LOVE.