Don’t turn your love for your partner into a drug. Liability and dependency are two different things.[...] Your boyfriend or husband is not your dad or your brother. Your girlfriend or wife is not your mother or sister. Be fair, be real, and be logical with what you ask from your partner.
You see to me, basketball was more than just a sport. It was the moment that I was finally able to let go of my problems, the issues I faced at home. The court was where I found my peace. The place I cleared my mind. It was the one thing that would not let me down. I knew that when I gave my all to it, it recognized it. I improved, I played better, and playing just felt better and better every single time. Call me an addict. Call it an addiction. Basketball, my sport, was the only thing that made me happy.
This is the type of pain you feel when you lose someone you love. This is the type of pain you feel when you give your all into a person and get nothing in return. This is the type of pain you feel when you watch all your hard work of years crumble down into pieces. This is the type of pain you feel when you work so hard, but no one sees it, supports it or appreciates it. This is the type of pain you feel when you grow old and gray and you realize that you lived your life based on what others thought of you. This is the type of pain you feel, when...
When you do what you love, the word work is replaced with passion, overtime turns to extra time for improvement, and your salary loses its value. Earning a lot of money does not become your ultimate goal. Your salary truly becomes a reflection of your work ethic. And now, because you are in love with your ‘job’, you put your all into it, and your reward, your salary, is satisfying. You are getting what you are giving, so you are happy.
Before you blame the circumstances of the past, the present or the future, before you accuse people for not being happy or accepting who you are, ask yourself: “Do I love myself enough? Do I believe in myself? Do people’s opinions really stop me from doing what I want to do or do I stop myself from doing what I love due to their opinions?” Stop trying to find whose fault it is. Focus on finding solutions. Focus on being the best version of you and being your real self. “Find Urself” and never lose sight of you again!