Pieces of Advice That Are Slowly Fucking Up My Mind

Free writing, 254 words
Written by: Audrey Francis-Plante

Everyone’s priorities are different, but you have to think about money and work first.

You have to put everything you’ve got in your passion, and what’s your Plan B?

Be a strong and confident woman, but there are things that a girl just can’t do.

You’re a natural beauty, but you look so much better with make-up on.

Travel as much as you can while you can. Isn’t it time to settle down?

Don’t let others influence you, but why aren’t you more like him?

Have your own opinion, but if the majority thinks otherwise …

Risk big, win big. Don’t put all your eggs in the same basket.

Take small steps. You need to catch up with everyone else.

Take the path less taken. That’s not how things are done.

Take your time in love. Hurry while you’re still young.

Have ambition, but it’s the small things that matter.

Never hold the grudge. Don’t forgive too easily.

Think outside of the box. Just follow the rules.

Let other people help you. Be independent.

Have your own style. You can’t wear that.

Say yes to everything. Learn to say no.

Take a leap of faith.  Don’t be so naïve.

Be proud of yourself. Don’t brag.

It’s never too late. Just move on.

Have no fear. Don’t be reckless.

Study more. Be more social.

Dream big. Be reasonable.

Work harder. Calm down.

Take a chance. Be logical.

Now or never. Patience.

Laugh. Be serious.

Go. Stay.

 

One last thing: be yourself.

Be myself?

 

Right.

16 thoughts on “Pieces of Advice That Are Slowly Fucking Up My Mind

  1. OMG…. you just summed up a lot of my thinking lately. The one that gives me the most trouble is wether I should allow myself to be vulnerable and share what hurts me, because everybody hurts… Or be strong and keep things to myself, because others have it way worse than me…. heheheheh Enough to make you go nuts 😛

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    1. I hesitated a looong time before posting this so I was really glad to read your comment and see I’m not the only one to think about these conflicting pieces of advice!
      It’s a really hard one that you pointed out. Most times I don’t talk about how I feel because I convince myself it’s not really that big a deal. I stay strong and keep it in but the irony is that you also need a lot of strength to show vulnerability and share. Idk, Like you say: enough to make you go nuts ahah. But I’m starting to realize it’s usually better to open up and talk. People can surprise you 🙂

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      1. Well, I am glad you shared it! It just shows how we’re never alone when we experience doubt… I guess all those paradoxes just mean that no matter the path you choose in life, wether your turn left or right, there’s just no such thing as a “right” choice. You just got to go with your choice, and make the best out of it 🙂

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  2. Just like Cyranny mentioned, there is no right path in life. I’ve been grappling with a lot of the same dilemmas lately, but I like to think anything that scares me; makes me feel uncomfortable is good for me, as long as it teaches me something new. I’m moving to South Africa next month to chase one of my dreams, and as terrified as I am, my heart tells me that’s where I need to go, and that’s all that I’ve chosen to listen to.

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  3. You’re right that so much of this seems contradictory! But maybe in some cases the key is to find balance, to think through options and not go to extremes. (Though I’m sure some well-meaning advice givers wouldn’t be pleased with that either!)

    My only thing about money is that you need to think about funding the kind of life you want, and, if possible, making sure you have enough that you’re not a “burden” to other people. I know several people who “don’t mind not making much money at their jobs” because “money’s not important”–but they’re living with their parents and getting free rent, food, utilities, etc. Sure, being poor is fine when you’re not really struggling!

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    1. I totally agree with you on all this. Balance is key. It’s just hard sometimes when you have to take a decision, one way or the other, and you have people you love expecting different things from you and you don’t want to deceive anyone. But in other cases it’s always best to try and find that balance!

      And everything you say about money is so true. I’m glad you pointed this out! I’m still living at my parents (because I travel half of the year so it seems silly to get a flat I’ll pay for but not really use) but the last thing I want is to be a burden for them and just take advantage of the free rent and food when I’m there. That’s why I’m working really hard lately to be able to buy a camper/van and keep living the life on the road that I love without ruining my funds renting an uninhabited flat! Anyway!
      Thanks for your great comment, Briana!

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  4. Hi Audrey,

    I think many of us share your concerns and anxieties. Money, what to do with your life, spending quality time with your family, achieving your dreams while struggling with responsabilities. You got to choose whats important for you and stick to it. People will tell you many things, but only you truly knows whats best.

    I admire you for sharing such thoughts with us. I think questioning yourself is a good way forward. Good luck with your projects. I am sure you will achieve many great things.

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