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What It Means to Fight For What You Want

June 27, 2013 by Lady Unemployed


Lately, I’ve had an eye opening experience about what it means to fight for what you want.

My oldest brother moved in March to a brand new city – one he has wanted to live for over ten years – and he is trying to make it. The interesting thing is he has opened himself up to trusting people, accepting help, being open to instruction, and trying every route possible to make this new city work.

He has become an inspiration to what it means to keep your spirits and hope alive no matter what situation is facing you. He has been out of work over a year now, but he continues to keep his spirits up and determination strong. This is so humbling to me.

I never knew my grandfather, but I remember my mom telling me he spent his whole life saying how he wanted to travel around the United States. He couldn’t wait to retire, because that is what he was going to do. He would travel around America once he retired.

Well, when he turned 62, he retired. 6 months later he died of cancer.

What my grandfather has taught me is that you cannot wait for your life to start. You cannot put the things off you want to do for a better day. There will never be a better day.

What my brother has taught me is that the things that you do want to do in life are never easily attained. If you do want them, you have to want them badly enough and be willing to fight for it.


  1. Jess says:

    Whatever you want to do, do it now. Use your 20s to discover who you are and who you want to be. In your 20s your brain will experience its last growth spurt. If there is anything that you want to change about yourself do it now. Fertility peaks at 28 so if you want to have a family, start planning now. Don’t wait until your 30s to start your career. Don’t wait until your 30s to find your love match. Do it all now.

    Your 20s are for growing, living and loving. Take advantage of this time. As much as people want to think there’s some extended childhood, there isn’t. Growing and exploring the world in your 20s, discovering what you want out of life, is an essential part of being an adult.

    • You pulled the fire alarm on my biological clock. 🙂 But I do understand what you mean. I mostly wanted to say with my post to not wait to do the things you wish to accomplish. Whether you are 26 or 86, it is never too late, but don’t wait another day.

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