• Rachel Loechelt

How to Live an Uncomplicated Life.

Wouldn't that be nice? To live a life that is free of complications? Well, unfortunately it isn't that easy.

Growing up, my father was such a simple man. I used to come home from school and tell him all the "he said she said" crap. I'd get so offended and frustrated when he told me to either let it go, or let them go. I once thought life had to be way more complicated than it truly had to be. Now that I'm getting older, I understand my father more and more.

They say, "Girls are so dramatic" and you know what? Yes, we can be. I used to think my dad's once "lazy" advice was nothing other than typical boy brains. What I once interpreted it to be men not caring about anything as much as women, I realize, they have it all right.

I think there's two kinds of people in life, regardless of gender. There's those who see life in black and white, and those who see life in every shade. The people who see life in black and white tend to be more logical. The people who see every shade tend to experience life with a lot of emotion.

At this point in my life, I find it best for me to see life pretty much cut and dry. Black and white, if you will. If something is wrong, fix it or leave it. If something feels right, cherish it and enjoy it. I wish I could ask my younger self why I stayed in relationships that no longer served me. I wish I could go back and tell myself, "You know they're not good people, why do you stay?" Of course, younger me would make excuses, neglect my well being, and find a way around everything. Now, I'd like to think I know who I am, what I want, and what I deserve.

Plain and simple, let this be a reminder to do what you want, do what makes you happy, and do those things often. If there's negativity in your life, if you are in a situation, relationship, or friendship that is no longer serving you, or you are simply tired of the same ol' day in and day out crap, leave it.

Good is good, and bad is bad. Is that black and white enough?

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