“You keep up too much noise. Don’t you see how quiet we are around here? *points to the hallway* Do you sit up in your apartment and make noise like that?” Mother
“If I want to.” Me
“Well, that’s stupid.” Mother
So my Mom always complains that she is too old now for a bunch of noise. Whenever my brother and I play fight or sing loudly, she goes into this big speech about how her nerves can’t handle that. Oh and don’t dare go in her bedroom making a bunch of noise, that’s an immediate get out.
Now I like being respectful and all, but sometimes you just gotta shake things up.
I like to shake things up at home, work, with friends, at the bar, wherever. Why stick to the monotony of life? So often we get stuck doing just this and just that, that life becomes just living. Life is the single longest thing we do, so why only just do it. Shake it up, do it to the fullest.
When we’re “just” doing something were only doing it because we feel there’s some responsibility for us to do it or we are making it less than what it really is. I’m just a graduate so I can’t do this and that. I’m just going to work because I have to earn a wage. If we defeat the just and simply do things for pure enjoyment, imagine how much more fulfilling our lives could be.
If we shake things up and genuinely do things with purpose and fight the just, imagine how much more of an impact we could have. Do something out of your daily 9 to 5 just to shake things up and say BOOM I still got it. Do that crazy thing your partner thought didn’t exist past the honeymoon phase to shake things up. If we don’t keep ourselves refreshed and shake things up in our lives, life becomes more than the longest thing we do, but also the most boring thing we do.
My mom will tell me to be quiet everyday this summer, but I won’t. My house is generally quiet and boring. Everyone is old and in their own routine. Not I. I’m home and everyone will know. Shake it up!
People always talk about how loud I am. Well that’s me. It’s not that I like being the center attention, who am I kidding– yes I do, but I like to live loud. I’m not saying everyone has to be an extrovert, Lord knows (thanks TED) we need our introverts, but it’s so important to live you and live it loud. Live it loud for everyone to see. Your personality should never been someone’s dealbreaker that sends you through a cycle of self-defeating thoughts.
I’m really the love or hate me kind of person. I’m annoying, I know this. The folks who can’t deal with me, that’s fine! It’s completely fine! It’s not going to make me change who I am. If you don’t live out loud and live beyond the “just” what is the point? I mean there is a point, but don’t disvalue your life and downplay yourself. You’re incredible already.