Hello there HEthans! According to the date on my last post it has been quite a long time since I’ve been here (1 Year and 11 Months to be exact) But I’m very excited to be coming back! I’m at a point in my life where I’m about to start making some major changes. Graduating college. Moving out to Chicago. Starting an entirely new chapter of my life in an entirely new city. I remembered this site, and how much it helped me expand and express new ideas from all of the wonderful things you all love and strive for posted on here. I’d like to jump back in, converse with people, share ideas, learn new concepts, and ultimately become a better person in the process. However, I am incredibly lazy and dedication is a bit of a weak point in my skills. Does anyone have any advice on keeping up with it? Things that helped you to keep reaching for the “higher existence”? Can’t wait to hear from everyone!
@kreps, welcome back! Colder than Mars here, ain’t it? What do you plan to do in this new chapter of life?
“However, I am incredibly lazy and dedication is a bit of a weak point in my skills. Does anyone have any advice on keeping up with it? ”
I have a hard time with this myself. But what I will say is that with laziness, it never helps. Every day I spent lazy I have regretted in various forms, from wishing I had made more memories to wishing I had more money to wishing I was better at things, and so on. Laziness just feeds the cycle of regret. Just keep going, one foot in front of the other at anything you wish to do, it’s the only way to make things better, which is what we all really want.
Welcome to Chicago! I live in Chicago, born and raised. I think you will like the city, even though I’m biased because I grew up here, it’s an inspiring place. Wait till summer, that is the best time of the year. My suggestion is to always think about not living in fear. Fear has many different forms, laziness is one of them (don’t want to approach the issue = underlying fear). Good luck!
Hey guys! Thank you so much for your advice. @theskafish I totally agree! Taking it one step in front of the other is a phenomenal one and something I’ve already begun to practice. @smortlur51 , self evaluating is something I almost find myself doing too much, but the way you present it inspires such an optimistic view on keeping check with yourself. Making sure you help someone, as well as yourself. And @tennislogic9, I’m so glad to hear you’re from Chicago! Gives me some relief as to the kind of people I have the chance to run into. It’s true, Fear can take hold of many forms, and when we can step outside of that, if we can operate outside of fear, realizing that it is just a source of our insecurities, just maybe we can overcome them and be happy.
I want to thank you all again for the advice and look forward to more!! Also, if you’d like to here how all your advice went to work, here is a story about how my night tonight went (Currently 5 AM here) and how I was keeping in mind what you all said. Enjoy!