What Is Success?
I'm not entirely sure if I just had my priorities out of whack in college, but I laugh at myself now over the things I used to stress about.
Now I have to worry about feeding myself, finding somewhere to live, paying my bills, paying for LIFE. Not to mention searching for a job, getting a job then doubting the future of said job. There's no time to worry about what some sorority girl is saying about you or how you're going to compare to those perfectly sculpted bodies on Spring Break.
The funniest part is that I used to have a plan and would constantly stress about this "plan." I was going to be some badass executive or politician. I spent my college career trying to live up to everyone's expectations of me and my future. I put so much pressure on myself to make it seem like I had my shit together all the time. I needed to be successful...whatever that means.
Once I was kicked out into the real world, I soon realized that I didn't want any of that. I tossed around this idea that I was a failure because I no longer wanted to climb the executive ladder or kick ass in the political world. But no, eff that. I'm kicking ass in my world! People define success differently, and my perspective on it has changed drastically in the last few months.
Doing what you want and following your dreams - that's what's badass. It takes so much bravery to go for what you want and forget about everybody else's expectations. That's how you'll find empowerment and success.
Also, on a side note, that sorority girl's life isn't as great as her perfectly crafted Instagram makes it seem.