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A Bit More on Doing The Thing

Yesterday, I was getting really frustrated with something. And I had one of those terrible moments where I thought, “What if this doesn’t happen? What if I can’t do anything to fix or change it? What if this is just…it?”

And then, dear readers, I slapped myself. Because no one gets ANYWHERE with that shitty, fear-laden attitude. Out loud, I said, “Fuck it, it’s going to work out.” And you know what? It will. Because I believe. Period. End of story.

But it’s hard, sometimes, to remember that – especially when you’re in the muck and the mire, overrun with questions and worry. It’s also hard to grapple with when you’re doing everything you can and trying like hell – but it feels like you’re spinning your wheels.

Never underestimate total abandon, ridiculous faith, and crazy/stupid love. Never forget that following your passion is 100% what you should with your life. Even if it hurts for a little bit. Even if you don’t know HOW it will work out. Questions will be answers. Things will happen. Life will change.

You’ve just got to be brave enough to give it all you’ve got. You must be kind enough to yourself, too. Roadblocks are going to happen. Things are going to sting. Keep moving. Keep trying. Keep your chin up. And you also need to understand something that we, too often, forget: you’re amazing. Maybe you’re having a hard time believing it. Maybe you’re having a bad day. Maybe you don’t see your worth, for whatever reason.

But trust me on this: you can do The Thing. And me? I can do The Thing, too. Sure, it might not happen, instantly. It might be a struggle. But struggles and change? They get us to where we’re going. And they throw open doors we never saw before.

If you’re feeling like you’re never going to get there? Repeat after me: Fuck it, it’s going to work out. No matter what, you can make it happen. (And, seriously, if you need a cheerleader? I’m right here.)

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ―A.A. Milne

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  1. March 19, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    So. Needed. This.
    I read it at the absolute perfect moment. Thank you for being you, and awesome, and always being there!

  2. Anonymous
    March 19, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    This is so beautifully expressed. Thank you, Ali! I think you’re wonderful! : )

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