There is a famous quote from a movie about life. Well in all fairness there are ALOT of famous quotes from movies about life. The one I’m referring to is from Forrest Gump. Now I’ve never seen the movie in its entirety. It’s WAYYY to long, but I do know the quote.
“Life is like a box of chocolates; never know what your gonna get.”
My version is a bit different.
“Life is more like a puzzle game, you can only play defense for so long before the game starts to win.”
Earlier this week I found a super fun puzzle game. Now I’m not a huge fan of puzzles, but I continue to play them so that I can hopefully beat my boyfriend at one of them. So far I can’t, but when talking about this game with him he said something interesting.
He said,”the minute you start playing this game defensively your gonna lose”
I took what he said to heart and I’ve been getting better at the game ever since. However, I also started to think about that in terms of life. The majority of people that grew up in the ghetto, poor, or in a bad situation have had to adapt to being prepared for any scenario. I’m not exempt from that, nor am I questioning that behavior.
I’m pondering when did I turn from being prepared and still attacking life to prepping for the worse and scarred shitless to leave my house. I can’t answer that question.
I used to be so full of life.
I used to go after I want.
I used to have such a positive outlook.
Lately it seems…
that I’m in a lull. That I’m playing life on the defensive.
Yea, I’ve done things that seem like my life is in contrast of that statement. In all honesty though; everything I’ve done lately are tasks I KNEW i would excel at. When I think of an “offensive approach on life” I think of myself attacking things that could lead to failure and having the confidence to fail.
I know last week i said I was going to push myself to fail more and I am. This is more like a backstory behind that decision.
Oh and along with the back story I’m also informing my followers/readers I’m gonna take a break (YES AGAIN) from social media and possibly blogging.
Just to do another reevaluation. It could be 1 week it could be 1 month, but I will be logging off after this. So TTYL. P.s. My email will stay open for any artists that would like to collab with me when I return. I’ve changed the perimeters of the project, SO ANY ARTISTS THAT WANT TO TELL THERE STORY AND BE FEATURED PLEASE EMAIL ME!