When Rihanna was still just coming into the game, she had a hit single with T.I. called “Live Your Life”. This song was a banger because it had a killer beat and a powerful message. The song represented the essence of life in itself. “Just live your…instead of chasing that paper.” In other words, this simply means that one should live their life without worrying about money making. I’m sure some of you have heard the saying “Money is the root of evil”. I partially agree with this statement. It’s not the money in itself that is malicious. It’s the love of money. This pertains to anything even apart from money. If you love one particular thing too much then your life will get off balance. For example, if you are obsessed or addicted to the idea of power then you will not enjoy the life of a follower.If you are overly infatuated with your spouse, then you will neglect others. It’s all about portioning out your time, energy, and emotions. Basically, it’s about prioritization. Personally, as a Christian, I try to make my life revolve around God.Do I struggle? Absolutely. However, it’s the effort that counts. One of the things that I’m rrying to work on is balancing my school work with my relationship with God and friends. This may seem like a simple feat. Nonetheless, as a recent college student I am finding it more challenging than ever. So what are some ways to just “live your life?”
- Focus on your main goals: As I mentioned above, my main role in life is to be a daughter of the King. This king for me is Jesus Christ. If this is your goal, you have to schedule time to have devotion to God. I am guilty of this one. Why is it that I have time to catch up on my favorite TV shows, but not open up my bible all week? I am working on getting my priorties straight. The most difficult thing that I face is what is my main goal after God. Should I put my friends/family first or my academics? I settle this dilemma by thinking what will make me more successful. I believe in Work Hard Play Hard. Thus, I focus on my academics first. Then, after I have put a significant dent in my academic work, I will make time for my friends and family.
- Don’t worry about what others have to say about you: Rihanna’s song indicates that you don’t need to give a single care about what others think about you. People will talk about you till the day you die. It’s what you think about yourself that matters. So be yourself at all times. Everyone else is taken.
- Be Independent: Fortunately for me, I have always been an independent individual. I never needed people to rely on. For instance, in middle school, I never understood why some girls needed a bathroom partner. I thought, “why can’t you go to the bathroom by yourself”. It always baffled me. I attribute my indepence to how to I can “live my life.” Don’t get me wrong, I am an extrovert. I love talking and socializing with people. However, I am perfectly fine with eating dinner by myself or just having “me time”. It’s so critical to take days for yourself. It helps you reflect on who you are as a person. You can be alone and still have a good time. This also relates to romantic relationships. You don’t need a man or woman to determine or run how to live your life. Being single is a gift. Embrace it. While your single, take the time to learn who your are and build your life. The more you build your life in solitude, the better prospects you will have.
That’s all I have for today. I hope this was helpful. Please like, share, and comment.