// SOUND-ON 🔊 “We create these pockets of ideas where we say that someone that thinks differently than you is actually not human anymore...” — Co-host @brandenpolk exploring the different areas where we might be dehumanizing others without being aware of it on this week’s episode. Have you ever caught yourself unintentionally dehumanizing someone because they thought differently than you did? (Full episode link in bio🎙)
As time passed, I became comfortable with the level of my craft. I got the ohs and aws and the oh wow you’re really good; But it wasn’t enough. Not that I wasn’t happy with my skills. I never want to stop improving and making my skills better than they were yesterday. Sometimes I wonder to myself, if the decision in life were meant to lead to one special moment what could that be. I say there isnt one special moment but a whole bunch of special moments. I’m always hoping, and thats the key to this world of mine; hope. For those who don’t believe me, will never understand the smile i wear on my face. For those that can’t see hope or see the value of what they are worth, I’ll be your burning flames of what a better tomorrow could be. To me, you are worth waiting for. A twinkle of fairy dust and smile that fills my heart with warmth, thats who I’ll be to you.
“What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.” . If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one is worth a million (plus the 19 that are already included, of course). . But, seriously, this quote right here 👆 says it all, and is a big theme throughout “Just Passing Through.” . We go through life with this image of what our future will look like, as if we’re designing the 4-walled bedroom of our dreams. We have the colors picked out, the materials, and every little detail down to the feel of the carpet between our toes. . Then, life happens. . We meet people, and go to various schools and work a handful jobs and live in new places. And suddenly we find ourselves wanting different things. . Bit by bit, that picture changes. . Let it. . But, don’t forget about your core desires deep down. How we imagined life from the rose-colored glasses of youth will change. We ourselves will change, and often, those core desires will too. Look to others and what works, but always stay true to yourself. . There may come a time when things go completely awry and we’re forced to start from scratch. And that’s okay. But, never stop imagining. Have expectations for the future, but don’t expect things to work out just as planned. (#protip: it never does…) . Sure, we’re in the driver’s seat of our lives (I mean, let’s hope so, right?), but the road ahead and its many twists and turns has a mind of its own. All we can do is trust, imagine, and stay on our toes throughout it all. Plans change, circumstances change, and so do you. . So, keep your plans close, but your heart closer. . Anything can happen. . #justpassingthrough