Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Just Be Free...

What does it mean to be truly free?  To be able to do things without having to think of the consequences of what you would be doing.  I am realizing that in some ways, no matter how independent or free we think we are, a part of us is still captive of that voice within us that tells us to stop and think before we plunge into action.  When I was younger, even if I wanted to do something out of this world, the thought of what my parents would feel is reason enough for me to re-consider.  How would I classify myself?  Am I just a good daughter, or probably someone who's afraid to take risks?

When i had my first serious relationship, I felt that I never had the freedom to do what I wanted to do, but in time I realized that it was not the lack of freedom, but rather an immature way of implementing the "golden rule".  I would limit going out on weekends hoping that my boyfriend would also do the same, but it was never the case for he would go out with his friends whenever he would want to.  But that's all in the past and too bad I realized that it was foolish of me to do that.  Then again, no regrets.

More than ever, now that i have a family of my own, I am not entirely free to do the things that i want.  First and foremost I have to consider my family and the effect it would have on them.  I guess that's where the word love and sacrifice would step in.  I had to give up some things to be where I am right now.  But in the process I gained more than what i expected.  Things are never easy, who says it is anyway? We all have our own stories to tell, and struggles to face.

But I still believe that we should all be Free.  Free to dream, free to love, free to hope, free to do things that would make us happy no matter what the consequences (as long as it does not entail hurting other people), 

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