A Side Note From Jinapher.

You know how you can have those moments of extreme clarity? Well, I had one last night.

Everything happens for a reason. I believe it’s because there’s a God out there somewhere working his magic, but you might think differently, and that’s okay, because one day we will all unite together and it will be okay either way. But, for me, because of God, I have seen a lot of truly amazing blessings happen in my life. Most of those blessings I didn’t even realize were blessings until everything was said and done and now I’ve come to the knowledge of complete understanding about life.

Life is as cliche as the roller coaster ride everyone describes it as. It is fake. It is short. Most of all, it is just a ride. Sure, everyone has their own opinion, but this is mine: Life shouldn’t be about making hasty judgements. It should be about walking into situations you know you’re responsible enough to handle and walking out of them with new knowledge that you couldn’t learn any other way. It’s about applying yourself, taking chances, and doing what the best people in your life tell you you can’t do. It’s about following your instinct and trusting yourself to make the right decisions for your future. In the end, it doesn’t matter what that person says or what that blog reads. It matters what you as a person have taken from it all. It’s your life and your decisions, and as much as I hate to say it, it’s better to make the worst of the decisions when you are young and you do still have a support system, because by not throwing yourself out into the wind at least once before you leave to be on your own…your toast. You’ll end up experiencing all those bad decisions all by yourself with nothing but phone calls to reconnect you with the pillows you need to cushion your fall.

I know that as an individual that I am cautious, and stubborn, and entirely unorganized in my brain; but I want to make for that with the freedom of publishing a book when publishers say no, and being with friends that others say are good enough but that you know make you the happiest person on Earth.

Besides, that’s what “participating” in life is. It’s throwing yourself out there and hoping that someone new will catch your fall. So, I encourage you to embrace your inner self and do the one thing you know will benefit you as a person in the end, rather than listening to every one else’s judgements.

What’s the worst thing that has happened to you that eventually became the best thing? I’ll respond to comments!


Jinapher J. Hoffman


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