Since I'm not sure where these Obama questions go...

So I’ll just post it here and hope for the best.

President Obama, today is my 30th birthday. As I have aged, I have noticed myself feeling less and less optimistic about my chances of reaching any sort of financial stability. I come from a poor family, in a poor town. I was the first person in my family to attend college, but had to drop out because I didn’t have time to work, study, and raise my child.
I’m not going to say that I’ve always made the best decisions in life, or that my country owes me a bright future, but I do know that there are many Americans who are just like me. We have stacks of parking tickets we can’t pay. We have shoes with holes in them. We eat fast food because it’s affordable (sometimes). We are running out of time, and are short on hope.
What are the chances of people like me ever catching a break? Is my future just as bleak as my present, or does it get better? We need to know.

January 30

There are worlds I have not seen
and songs I’ve heard that have not been sung,
hands and faces and smiles and tears
I’ve yet to touch;
but sometimes I lie next to you–
I see your smile
and hear your laugh
and touch your lips–
and I think I would give them all up
just to stay.

New Year, New Me

It seems that every time the new year swings around, everyone is frantically making resolutions and goals for themselves for the next year. What I find interesting is that people wait for the beginning of the year to make these lists, and then most end up ditching them after a few weeks. We get so motivated to do something, but then sort of throw it aside. The thing is, you don’t need to wait for a new year to improve yourself. Every single day is a new beginning and a new time to better yourself. 

That being said, I’d like to share some advice that might help make 2015 a better year for you (or more like the next 11 months bc wow it’s already almost February???).

Take care of yourself. 

We’re often caught up in trying to do things for other people and forget to take care of ourselves. Sometimes, you really do need to put yourself first. 

Say goodbye to toxicity- wherever it may be coming from.

It might be a person, a certain topic you can’t stand to talk about (college anyone?), etc. Sometimes this is the hardest thing to do, but you’ll be so much happier and lighter once you get rid of toxic things in your life. You won’t be pulled down by the pressure of it all.

Remember that you have control of your happiness.

You really have total control of your happiness. You can wake up every morning and say “I’m going to kick butt today” or you can wake up and say “wow this day sucks.” Your attitude can determine everything. Happiness is at your fingertips. If you want something, you can get it. You just have to motivate yourself to get there.