Hi, I’m Taylor, and I like the word fuck. Blame my dad, he was in the Navy and I can confirm the saying “curse like a sailor” is true! I really debated on using such a harsh word in the title of this post, but that’s who I am, so why not? Staying true to this topic, it just felt right to speak my mind and be bold. Rest assured, while my mouth may not always be the softest, my heart is in the right place. So buckle up and let’s dive into the act of NOT F*CKING SETTLING!
To put it lightly, settling will always leave the heart unsettled. Sure, it’s the easy way out and it will in fact work; but unless you have the courage to follow your heart, you will never truly know what was in store for you. At some point in your life, you’re going to have to start demanding what you deserve and never quitting until you get it! That could look like many things for many people: your body, your mental state, your career, or relationships. Knowing what it is you want, and more importantly knowing what you DON’T want, is key.
I want you to enjoy yourself, be happy, feel fulfilled, and overall CHOOSE your life, not SETTLE for it. It’s so easy for us to make dumbass excuses and empty promises to ourselves. We can talk round and round about the things we wish we had, but if we’re constantly saying yes to the wrong things, how are we helping ourselves!? We’re ultimately not. We’re enabling our bad decisions by always shooting for less than we’re worth, or setting our standards too low. That’s not the move, sweetie.
Listen to me… Stop being sorry for wanting better! Stop apologizing for needing more! STOP FUCKING SETTLING!!! We have to be in control of our own lives and overall, our own happiness. If that job is draining you day in and day out, you leave your desk feeling empty and frustrated–CHANGE IT. If your crush is leaving you on read and not giving you the attention and respect that you wholeheartedly deserve–LEAVE THEM. I want you to grab life by the balls and take charge. We can not spend our time hoping for better if we’re willing to settle for less! Just because it’s what’s available doesn’t mean it’s what you should have.
I saw this post the other day that said something like, “Life is too short. Don’t finish bad books…if you don’t like the menu, go to a different restaurant…if you’re unhappy in your town, move…if you’re not on the right path, get off of it.” My mindset is very bull-headed and self-driven in that way. One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing people who are unhappy in their lives, but unwilling to make the necessary changes. Don’t be that person. Put yourself first and stop letting the world take advantage of you! You’re bigger and better than that. Know your worth, and then add tax. Period.
Until next time, stay in control, darling!