Great Things Never Came From Comfort Zones

Life has a funny way of showing you things. I have seen some things in my day and can say first hand that it all is worth it and has a purpose so hang in there my friend.

In 2015, I made a major move from Arizona back to the quaintest town ever… Ruston, Louisiana. I came back to Ruston to live with my daddy and stepmom. My tween years have been all over the place. It’s like I was on the Texas Giant at Six Flags over Texas and I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a fun ride or if I was going to plummet to the ground being that the ride looked as if it was made from the oldest pieces of wood ever. The cracking and groaning sound it made as we got higher and higher did not help much either. My imagination had already put me in the hospital in critical condition. I was freaking completely out.

My parents tried to get me to do everything. When I say everything, I mean everything.

Dukes (that’s what I call my stepmoms… you know– like mommaDukes) would always ask if I was going out for cheer or dance. Daddy would tell me to go to all tryouts because,

“you have to at least try!” – Daddy

Do you think they even cared that I had no interest in any of these things? Uh, nope! I didn’t really like to do anything. Even though I didn’t WANT to do ANYTHING, I tried it all anyway. Girly things associated with school did not see me or my shadow. I stayed faaarrrrr away. Basketball was a complete flop! I hung in there and tried out, but umm no… that was not for me. I went out for softball. To be honest, it was really fun until I a one-hop hit me square between the eyes and left me with two shiners that I walked around with for a whole month! I was kind of over it, but I finished the season, and it was fun, but yea– no. Volleyball, now that’s another story. Volley was amazing. A complete success. It was so fun I stuck with it and plan to try out again for next year. Junior high track never saw me either. I made sure to steer clear of that until now. Yup, they got me. I tried out and now I am a javelin thrower. It is only my first year, but its pretty great and I will try for this again next year.

Parents have a weirdly insane way of knowing what’s best for us and try to steer us in the right direction more often than none. Us kids have an even weirder way of fighting them about it every step of the way. I know, I know, I am only 15, but I feel like I have experienced a lot. Nine times out of nine, the old peeps (parents) have a purpose for the things they say, do or push us into. We need to take a second to listen, receive the message, and act on it.

When Dj Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince said,

Parent’s just don’t understand!

I felt that… LOL, but look at them now! Hmmmm…


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