23 March 2016

This too shall pass.

Shot by friend, Gavin.

Whenever you reach a bump in the road, take some time for yourself. Do the things that you love for it will help you reconnect back to the world. Drink some tea, take a long bath. Do it for yourself and not for anybody else. Be with the people who love and support you because no matter what you decide to do, they'll always be behind your decision. Just know, this too shall pass.

If you didn't see my Instagram post [here] from 3 days ago, that's where the little "inspirational" advice came from. The story behind it is that I found out I got rejected to my 2 top universities I wanted to attend to for college. Not going to lie, I cried for 3 days straight. I felt like I was lost. I mean, I worked so hard throughout my whole high school career only to be rejected to my top schools. You know? I'm sure you've had that kind of feeling before.

I tried really hard throughout the past few days to stay positive, to tell myself that I just have to take a different path to get to where I want to be in the future. And I realized that this depressing feeling that I've stored inside me, just because of these rejection letters, are keeping me from realizing that it's not the end of the world. IT REALLY ISN'T. Everyone reaches these kinds of "bumps" in their lives, but it's that strong drive and will inside of them that helps them come out of the battle victorious. 

After this little episode I had, I stopped all the worrying/stressing and took care of myself. I took some time to recollect and not let this kind of experience interfere with my daily life. I binge-watched some movies I wanted to watch for a while, I hung out with my brother (which always puts me in a good mood. I love him. He's my best friend. I die laughing whenever I'm with him.),  and I did a photo shoot with my friend, Sarah. Anything that would help me keep my mind busy, I did it. And it's safe to say that it worked. 

Just because I got rejected by these schools doesn't mean I'm not worthy enough. It just means that I have an opportunity to strive at other places. 

And through out this all, I would just like to say that I have literally the best supporters, friends and family. Without them, I wouldn't know where I would be (as cliché as that sounds). I really don't. They're the ones that help keep me striving for better/more. Surround yourselves with that kind of people-- the people who will be there for you no matter what, but will tell you things like it is. Be real with you. They'll keep pushing you and pushing you and won't let you settle for less. You'll get farther in life that way. 

Anyways, I just wanted to rant a little bit and update you with what's going on in my life. I don't really do this often, but when I do... like wow (hahaha).What you should get out of this: this too shall pass. Bad times are only temporary. Soon you'll find genuine happiness again. Also, many don't take into account that people are going through different things in life, some more difficult than others. Just don't be a prick about it. Have some compassion. 

This post is something different-- a lot more talkative than most. I hope you liked my advices and see my experience of a "bump in the road" as something relatable. Just know, you're not alone! If you need someone to talk to, my arms will always be open to you! Just drop by [here] and I will try to answer ASAP! I love you guys, and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. Happy blogging. Xo, Vanessa.


  1. it's si important to realize that everything passes -- it's helped me so much!


    1. Yes, I totally agree! I'm really glad that it helped you :~) Thanks for reading!