Thursday, February 19, 2009

Motivation

"Failure will never overtake me if my will to succeed is strong enough."
-Og Mandino

It's only human to want to prove someone wrong when they say that they don't believe you're capable of doing something. Maybe its pride, or maybe its just the thought of proving to someone that you're more superior and successful then they thought you were. Who knows why humans do it, but I'm sure those are some of the reasons why. I apparently am no different.

The other day at work, I was asked to help carry in bags of sad. These bags of sand were 60lbs a piece, which is more then half my body weight. My boss asked me if I was going to be able to carry one of them (which he called me a sissy girl--psh, I'm only a sissy SOMETIMES! Hehe.) Anyway, being mocked and being told that I may not be successful pushed me to want to prove my boss wrong. I wanted to carry the bag of sand that was almost as big as me. I wanted to be successful. Lots of wheezing and an aching back, I resulted in a success; I had carried the bag all by myself.

Did this experience make any large impact on my life? No, not really. I did however learn that I have more upper arm muscle then I once thought (watch out, I may sock it to you if you make me angry. Just kidding...my dad already gave me a lecture on hitting and kicking people several times and I finally gave that up. Woo.)

With the news story on Bristol Palin flying around about her idea that teenage abstinence is an unrealistic ideal, I have been coming across several things I wish I hadn't come upon. Some of my friends, who will remain anonymous because I love them, revealed that they aren't virgins. MY friends not virgins? I was flabbergasted. I had no idea! It hit me like a train; I definitely don't have the same morals as everyone else. Not that this is a problem to me because in reality it isn't, but it's just something that is very difficult for me to comprehend. I once thought everyone was taught to save yourself sexually until you were married, but now the reality is just the polar opposit--sex is EVERYWHERE!

Anyway, one of my dearest friends told me he didn't think I would be a virgin when I was married. It made me mad when he said this to me, but then I began to think about it more and more. The normality of the world is that it is a very slim chance you'll be a virgin when you're married, so I shouldn't be mad that he said that to me. However, this situation has taught me one thing; to prove him wrong.

I just want to say, for the record, that I will be a virgin when I'm married. There won't be any if's, and's or but's. I will not lower MY standards because of what's considered "normal" in the world. In my eyes, if you're in that situation and the person "loves you", then they should be willing to wait until you're married and do it properly.

6 comments:

Valsy said...

All mothers want to read a blog like this. Mom gets a paycheck today. :)
Love you Girl

KC Mom said...

Love you girl.

Natalie said...

You are a wonderful example of courage and strength! I know you have the ability to stay true to yourself!
Love you!!!

margene f said...

You are exactly right!! Prove them all wrong:)

Love ya

Hunter Bug said...

AMEN SISTA!!!! AMEN!!!!

Nana said...

I sneaked in and read your blog, hope you don't mind.YOU are trully a great example to all those young womens out there. I have two daughters and they were in the" Virgin Club" and they were proud about it. I am proud of you and I ditto what your Mom said.