When it comes to chasing my dreams and my passions, I will never do it. But there are certainly times in life when we have to.... STEP ASIDE. Since childhood , my mom has told me that I’m wise. I’ve always inhaled new information and read religiously, but she always told me if I did not apply that knowledge to life, it was useless. Because of that, I’ve always tried to think deeply and make, what I think are, righteous decisions. Of course I ignore that at times and act rebellious, but what I struggle with the most is stepping aside, letting go, leaving things behind. I’ve been learning the art of “stepping aside” in the past few months and it has helped me tremendously. Sometimes we think busyness and activity equals productivity, and that’s nowhere near the truth. Sometimes we take things on just to say we’re doing them. Sometimes we let people put us in positions that aren’t helping us at all. When we do these things, we take valuable time and energy away from the things we should be focusing on. Sometimes we aren’t the best person for the task, and we need to step aside to let someone with more experience take over. That can hurt to admit, but we should humble ourselves and do that at times. For me, I’ve been learning to step aside so that I can focus on the things that are really important to me. My plate became full with everything I was not passionate about and I had to learn to step aside. Leaving college last year was one of those major decisions for me. Academic excellence is just... normal in my family, so that decision was difficult for me. I tell you what though, stepping aside has been a wonder for my mental health, for my happiness, and so many other things. I’m laser focused on my passions and life has never been more exciting or purposeful. Are there any things you need to step aside from? Remember, if you don’t, it can be detrimental. In this photos case, it could cost you your life. In your personal life, what will not stepping aside cost you? Hey.. just venting some thoughts. Hope y’all have an AMAZING day. I SWEAR, I #loveyall.