I used to feel mad envy towards girls who were given anything they wanted. I knew so many whose parents paid their way through college (envious), their parents paid their rent (envious), they didn’t have to do anything to be thin (envious), and I didn’t really understand the value in working for what I wanted. I’m not saying I wouldn’t be flipping out with excitement if I fell into a money pit 😏 but I totally feel differently about having to work hard. Sometimes you just have to do shit another way and you have to do shit on your own. Sometimes it takes a little more time to get there but damn is it worth it! I’ve really learned over the last 9 months how worth it all of this effort is. It’s just so worth it to put in the time and energy. I’m really proud of all the work I’ve been putting into myself and yea, maybe back then I would have begged endlessly for results to be handed to me, or I would have done anything to have all I dreamed of handed over on a silver platter, but it isn’t my reality. I like this reality. I like how it feels to work and to work hard. The benefits pay off and feeling accomplished is something I’m so grateful for.