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Grass is ALWAYS Greener on the other side, right?

It's funny how a smell, song, or even a piece of clothing can bring you right back to a memory that you had long forgotten. When I started this blog 2 1/2 years ago I was looking for an escape from all the chaos of every day life. I was struggling with High School, boys, family, and all the unnecessary things a teenage girl deals with. Along this journey I have realized the divine potential of following your dreams and believing in your heart. Although, at times I have learned that following your dreams can either break your heart, or keep the belief growing stronger. As a child we were all taught about love. First, you learned how to love your family, then you learned how to love your friends, and at the right time and with the right person(or the wrong one..haha) you learned how to fall in love with someone of the opposite sex. What a beautiful thing it is to love. I am single right now, but love has taught me some things about following your heart as well as your dreams. So here are some simple SHELBYISMS I'd like to share.
1. Believe in your dreams. Know what they are, and make a plan to reach them.
2. Dreams are never too far out of reach. With the right amount of money, practice, patience, and time you can set your mind on your dreams and accomplish them.
3. Love should NOT be difficult. One of the hardest lessons I have learned about love is that I am WAY too young for love to be difficult. It should be easy, it should be pure, and it should be RIGHT.
4. Don't settle for less than you deserve. You deserve greatness. If you are a girl, you are a princess. Find the guy who treats you that way. If you are a guy, you are a prince. Find the girl who treats you that way.
5. The grass is greener where you water it. Don't think others have it better than you because the truth is if everyone placed their problems in a big pile and were told to choose one, I GUARANTEE that you'd want your own.
6. Keep Christ at the center of everything you do. In relationships make sure that he is always the biggest part. When you are struggling, pray. Never let those praying knees get lazy.
7. BE GRATEFUL. You are alive! You have this beautiful earth to call home. Bad days happen, wake up the next day with a positive attitude and things will always get better.

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