Facing Yourself

[Awesome gifs in post from: Boy Meets World Gifs]

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Anyone remember Boy Meets World? In Girl Meets World, Cory and Topanga return as parents. Who didn’t love the hilarious Cory and smart Topanga? Topanga became a New York lawyer, and pretty soon, it seems like she will be facing her childhood self in an emotional time of reflection.

When I heard about this, I thought about what many of us students and young professionals face day to day. The pressure, the money chase, the responsibilities, the numbers–

Many changes are looming in the future for many of us. We are all consumed with applications, expectations, and thoughts of jobs, money and loan payments. When I saw this “Topanga Moment of Reflection”, I thought that it’s time for all of us to reflect and make sure that we are taking steps toward becoming the person we want to be; the person God wants us to be.

School is difficult, and to top that, we are often exposed to the ugliest side of mankind; its violence, its greed; its malice; its deceit; its competition. With so much evil and tragedy, sometimes you really do feel your soul dies a little.

This post is probably really random and terribly written, but my invitation is for each of us, regardless of age, to think of that child we were– the essence of who we are. Sometimes, that person gets lost, suppressed, thrown away–

It’s not about being a child again; it’s about not losing an essential part of yourself. It’s about living a life that you’re proud of; a life that the child-version of yourself would be proud of–and if you are not living that life, as Fitzgerald says, I hope you have the courage and strength to start again.

The child inside of us should never die.

As Topanga once said, “Jedidiah and Chloe say, every time you are not true to yourself, the Earth weeps.” It’s a weird way to put it, but you get the idea.

Don’t lose yourself.

Don’t let them change your or even rearrange you.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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