I must admit, every time I hear this, I become so curious...
What possibly could have happened in Vegas that was so terrible, it must stay?
Than I quickly learned, when I spent a year living in Las Vegas, that indeed what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas, but this should apply to everyday life as well. What happens in your life, should stay within you (and if someone is involved, them as well) and shouldn't be on social media, or bragged about, especially when what has happened is something that could devastate others. I decided to write about this when today at work I found myself unoccupied, and when I am unoccupied I tend to think way too much, about horrible things in my past, which never ends up well for me. I have to work on controlling my thoughts.
I thought to myself about all of the horrible things I have done and all of the horrible things that have happened to me over the past few years, and thought anything a reactive person would think.
Why me? Why did I go through this? Why did I have to fall into the wrong things? Why couldn't I overcome?
I thought these thoughts so much, I began to break down and cry, luckily in the break room where no one was. I thought about all of the hurt I have caused, and all of the hurt I have felt, I thought so much, I began to question my faith.
Why would god let this happen? Especially to me, I was doing good!
That's when I knew I needed to suck it up, and figure a way to think positively of the situation that was presented to me. I knew that I needed to remember what I had taught myself a long time ago when I was the victim of bullying.
You cannot press rewind and change the past, the past is in the past. You can only press play and remember what to do differently next time.
That thought led to more and more positive thoughts, and I knew I was making progress in healing. I was becoming a stronger person, and because of that, I could reach my goal and strive for excellence (If you don't know my goal read my bio!) anyways, more positive thoughts...!
I can't mess up I must focus and forget about my past mistakes because what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, good or bad it must stay.
I learned a whole lot from a year in Vegas and that's one thing I don't think I'd ever take back, was the year, even if I do sometimes think I could have been smarter in some situations, I just know that I will never do what I did to put myself in the middle of all of these bad situations, and if I am ever presented with a hard decision or a bad situation I know that I must overcome and strive to be the leader I know I could be.
Life is life, we cannot change that. I decided it was appropriate to share one of my late grandfathers quotes he always used to talk to me over the phone about.
"Well, a magazine"
"And how much does it cost?"
"Damn, I only have a quarter"
"Well that's life"
Anyone can really interpret this the way they want, but I must say that it is a great quote, and a great thing to remember. I loved my (hippy) grandfather even though I never met him, he was full of positivity and love. He is one of my biggest inspirations and role models, because as Simon Sivek said:
I care about people who care about people
(Now if you ever come in contact with me, remember I live by the same moral as Simon mentioned above)
I guess what i'm trying to say is no matter what you've been through, you can't go and change it and you really shouldn't want to, you should be grateful to have overcome the situation no matter what consequences were presented after, that's why past mistakes are called experiences we live them, we learn from it and we run with the knowledge we gain.
Now, remember this simple quote, and actual do these things, and I promise. It helps, more than you will ever know, or recognize.
Now off topic I must mention some very exciting news, I actually have been thinking about starting to vlog, just so I have a personal blog/vlog type of thing where I can talk about all of my different interests and be scatterbrained. Also I have an awesome mentor type person to help me with inspiration, motivation and just being smart, because I don't really have an edumication yet. (haha!)
Stay weird and keep dreaming.