September 6, 2013

Monica Means 'Advisor'

Happy Friday, bliggity bloggers!


Today’s Yesterday’s #Blogtember post is about the best advice I’ve ever received. Considering the fact that my name literally means "advisor," it's weird that I receive advise more that I give it. People have been giving me advice my whole life. “Do this, say that, don’t wear white after Labor Day, kick’em where it hurts, you can’t just ask people why they’re white.” Out of all the advice I’ve ever received, a few tidbits have stuck around. Here I am, relaying them to you. (Maybe I do have the right name after all.)
Don’t take sh*t from anyone.
My parents taught me from a young age that I am free to be myself. No one but God can judge me and I should never let what a person says define me. I was taught to stand up for myself and to stand up for those who can’t. I don’t know if they ever explicitly used these words to get the message across, but that was the first phrase that popped into my head.

If you can’t do something right, don’t do it at all.
Obviously, this doesn’t mean you can’t make mistakes. It means that if you’re gonna do a half-assed job, don’t even bother. Because of this advice, I will always try my best at everything I do except cleaning my room. I know that if I make a mistake, I will fix it and do better the next time around.

Pray about it.
No matter what the situation, I know I can always rely on God for help. Whether He answers my prayers with yes, no, or not yet, I know he’s always listening. Prayer is the best way to sort out my thoughts and to find the answers I’m looking for.

The best you can do is doing your best.
Whenever I feel bummed about a test result or a final grade in a class, my mom or dad always asks, “Did you try your hardest?” When I can confidently answer with a “yes,” I know there’s no way to change the situation and that I shouldn’t keep worrying about something that I have no control over.

These pieces of advice will forever be mantras repeating in my head to use whenever I need them most (like now, while I’m searching for grad schools).

XO – Monny
P.S. – Linking up with Princess Whitney
#Backthatazzup with my favorite band since I couldn't be at their concert in AC tonight.

2 comments :

  1. This is SO great!!! I love everything about this post and its the perfect little reminder I needed :)

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  2. I really love these pieces of advice. I totally follow all of them too. Thanks so much for sharing. And good luck searching for grad schools! X Jane http://janeheinrichs.blogspot.com

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