One Word Challenge: Strange (& Maybe & Pieces)

I was talking to one of my new friends from Journalism, Austin today while deciding on a topic to do for this blog. We got into talking about how strange it is that if one thing didn’t happen, I wouldn’t be where I am now. If one thing didn’t happen, I wouldn’t know the people I know now. If I didn’t know some of the people I know now, my life would be so different. This concept is so strange to me and scary in a way, but yet so fascinating.

If I didn’t post a certain post in a Facebook group in August of 2013, I wouldn’t be talking to Austin who I met two weeks ago. How do I figure, you ask? Well here’s one of the chains I’ve come up with:

  1. I posted something in a Facebook group August of 2013
  2. A girl named Carly commented on it
  3. Carly became my best friend
  4. Her program just happened to be Journalism
  5. Watching her in the program inspired me and she encouraged me to go into Journalism myself
  6. I met Austin in when I started the program

It is so strange. I can’t imagine what my life would be like now if I had never posted that one post. It would be completely different. There are many other chains like that in my life. Sometimes it really is about the perfect place and the perfect time. Maybe the saying “everything happens for a reason” is actually pretty true. I used to hate that saying until just recently. I always try and find a reason for everything now.

Even some bad situations is the reason why I am where I am right now. I didn’t want to go to college until my counsellor inspired me and talked me into going. If I didn’t have to see her because I was getting bullied, where would I be now? All my pains and heartbreaks made me grow into the person I am today. It made me a better person in a way. If it wasn’t for the mental health issues I have, I never would’ve know how much kind words can help a person. I never would’ve known how much I can help just by listening and/or give advice.

Maybe life is a huge puzzle. Maybe we’re putting pieces of that puzzle together with everything that we do until one day we feel complete. Maybe one day I will meet somebody on the job, get married to him/her, have kids, grow old together then remember how it all started with that Facebook post in August of 2013. Ok maybe I’m just blabbing but seriously though, that’d be so neat.

It really does seem like everything is a chain reaction though. I can only think of a few moments I can take out of my life and I would still be in the same place right now. I’m very glad I was able to have the moments that I needed to get to where I am now.

This new perspective of life has taught be to live life without regrets. It has taught me to never hold back or miss any opportunities. It has thought me to go with my gut instinct and never spend too much time thinking about whether or not to do something. Hopefully this post can help you do the same. Doing one thing or talking to one person can possibly change your life. You never know what one action can lead to in the future.

I want you guys to take a few minutes to actually think about what I wrote. It’s pretty deep stuff.

Question time!

  1. Did this post change the way you think at all? If so, how?
  2. Create your own chain like I did at the beginning of the post

4 thoughts on “One Word Challenge: Strange (& Maybe & Pieces)

  1. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons says:

    Great analogy – our lives as puzzles and we are putting in pieces with each and everything we do – event though we don’t always realize it! My chain: I reluctantly went bowling some friends in college. At the bowling alley, I met a guy. Two years later, I married that guy. Now, we have a house, three kids, and a dog!!! All because I went bowling. 🙂

  2. Marcia @ Blogitudes says:

    I love your statement: “Maybe life is a huge puzzle. Maybe we’re putting pieces of that puzzle together with everything that we do until one day we feel complete.” Maybe. Just maybe we are. It sure feels that way sometimes – we just need one more piece to make it complete. Great post! 🙂

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