SURVIVING YOUR TWENTIES IN EGYPT VOL. II
The year has 365 days in it.
It is day F O U R T E E N today; you’ve survived another year of living your twenties. Living in a country where it is hard to express yourself, to open up to people, and to have them get to know the REAL YOU and whilst, trusting them. Egypt is a country where acceptance is the most difficult thing to receive. Us as humans go through so many different obstacles in life, but us as twenty-something year olds, now that’s a whole different ball game.
We are at the stage of our lives where EVERYTHING is “complicated”. That word defines it all, doesn’t it…
C O M P L I C A T I O N.
How to survive through that you ask?
No one has all the answers, but we can guide you through our own experiences. Certainly, these articles aren’t made for you to just read them, skim through and neglect them. They are here to open your minds to everything, to help you see what you might not even know what’s there. OPEN YOUR EYES! To uncover what’s hidden underneath ALL… OF… THAT… [INSERT EVERYTHING THAT’S HIDDEN… HERE].
Nothing stays the same forever. No one is perfect, remember that!
The toughest situations you’ll probably be put in during your life, specially your twenties, are the LIARS AND the CHEATERS that appear out of thin air, you don’t even see them coming.
In some way or another, someone has lied to you. Someone has mistreated you maybe even cheated on you. It happens to everyone, and from ANYONE.
One does not have to be in a romantic relationship to be cheated or lied to. Friends lie and cheat all the time. It is our jobs to PICK THEM RIGHT! Choose whom you spend your time with, who you tell your secrets to, who you let in. so, If they break that trust then they are not worth it. Then they do not honor what was between you two. Honor and Trust are the two main traits that make ANY relationship last. If they mess up once, take care. If they mess up more, cross them off that list. People do learn from their mistakes, but once a cheater, always a cheater.
TIP: PUSH THROUGH every scenario, NOW that is what keeps us alive. That is what helps us survive.
How about a word of advice;
Say this to the people who’ve hurt you, who’ve broken you, AND WHO HAVE LEFT YOU EMPTY.
“I forgive you. I know you must have had a reason to hurt me, and that’s not okay, but I won’t carry a grudge towards you because I, too have done a lot of harm to others.. even without the intention to, I have, but I took responsibility for it. I forgive you for backstabbing me, I forgive you for treating me like a stranger after inviting me in over and over again. I forgive you for wanting me, for needing me. I forgive myself for believing you. I forgive you for making me believe that I was everything, that I was YOUR everything. I forgive, only because I WANT TO MOVE ON.
I don’t want to keep living, dreaming, obsessing with the fact that you messed up. That you LIED, that you CHEATED, that you caused me to lose the best thing that I ever… thought…. I had. I forgive you, because I forgive me for letting you in.” I forgive myself, for choosing you”.
LEARN TO FORGIVE TO MOVE ON.
SAY THIS TO THEM AND DON’T ANTICIPATE A RESPONSE. DO THIS FOR YOU, GROW UP FOR YOU! WE’RE NOT KIDS ANYMORE.
THE AFTERMATH; WE LEARN AS WE GO…
Slowly learn that even if you react a certain way, it won’t change anything, it won’t make people suddenly love and respect you more, it won’t magically change their minds. Sometimes it’s better to just let things be, let people go, don’t fight for closure, don’t ask for explanations, don’t chase answers and don’t expect people to understand where you’re coming from, slowly learn that life is better lived when you don’t center it on what’s happening inside your heart. INSTEAD, work on yourself and your inner peace and there you’ll have it.
You’ll be a survivor. The older you get, the easier it will be. Life is all about experiences. It is all about choices.
REMEMBER, TO ALWAYS CHOOSE WISELY WHO YOU GIVE YOUR HEART TO, YOU MIND TO.
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