Change is Not Always a Bad Thing

I want to meet people who are passionate about living life the way they want to live it, whether it be for the objective of becoming successful at some incredible career or keeping it simple with little money and beautiful experiences. I want people to meet people who don’t spend their time pretending to be something they’re not, but rather embrace their personal qualities in meaningful yet humble ways. I’m probably too picky, but I think it’s all right to be picky. Why waste my time with anyone else when there are so many wonderful humans out there who would make me feel good about living life and have a positive impact on my well-being in general? And hopefully I can do the same for them. I think I’m naturally inclined to always seek friendship that is better than good. I guess I just prefer quality over quantity.

I want to get to know some new faces with similar interests.

I want to make new, healthier friendships.
I need to clean my life.
 
I’ve spent the last month kicking out the negativity in my life, (whether it be thoughts, habits, people, or things) and I already feel so much lighter.
 
One of the greatest goals of life, I believe, is self-discovery and anything getting in the way of you being the best “you” that you can be is toxic. In the words of Oprah Winfrey, “Surround yourself with those who will only lift you higher.” You become what you surround yourself with. Who and what you spend your time around have a great impact on the person you eventually become.  If you are around cynical and negative people all the time, you will become cynical and negative. If you have unhealthy habits, obviously they will prevent you from flourishing. Does who you are and who you want to be reflect in the company you keep? Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be. 
 
No, it’s not going to be easy, but it will most definitely be worth it.
 
Letting go of negative people doesn’t mean I hate them. It just means that I care about my own well-being. I have to take care of myself. One thing that I’ve learned over the past few years is that if I focus too much on putting everyone before me and spend so much time caring for other people, I forget about myself. It’s totally ok and absolutely wonderful to care for other people; selflessness is beautiful. However, I cannot forget about myself. My happiness and mental health is equally as important.
 
I’m growing and learning daily.
 
One of the biggest lessons that my first year of college has taught me is that I have to start taking care of myself.
 
And that is totally, completely, and utterly ok.

Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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