It has been brought to my attention that some of my post, about my personal life, could be seen as bragging. Although, that was not my intention I have to admit I am very proud of my life. What I was trying to say in those posts was this:
You can rise above you raising's. You do not have to accept the place in life as to which you have been born, you can have the life all the others have—you just have to work for it. Do not use the circumstances you were born into as an excuse. Try! If you try and you work hard at it you can have a life like mine. No, it will not be handed to you. Yes, you will have to work for it and it will not happen overnight but if you keep your eye on the future, and what you want, you can get there. It takes work in the right direction to get there but if you have a goal you can achieve it. Learn from the people around you, don’t make the same mistakes as them, you can see where it got them and it will be no different for you. If you want something better, if you want to break the cycle then stand up and do something different.
I don’t listen to excuses, I don’t buy them and I don’t have time for them. You determine your life, you take those steps that will lead to the future you have created taking the path that you have. No one else is responsible for your life but you. So you have two choices—live the life you know, the one you were born into or live the life you want.
I chose to rise above my raising's. I won’t let anyone tell me what I can or cannot have and I have worked very hard to get to where I am. So yes, I guess I am bragging. I am very proud of what all Duste and I have accomplished. It wasn’t the easy road, the life I wanted or who I wanted to share it with but I meet those challenges head on and haven’t looked back!
Live the life you want and love the one you want—don’t settle. Break the cycle and be happy!