As some of you know, I got “Keep it Real, Keep it Moving” tattooed on my arm. I thought that may need some explaining. When I got sick and did the whole almost dying thing, I changed my outlook on life. Keep it Real to me means, Follow your heart, do what you want to do, what makes you happy. Be who you are, and don’t change for anyone. Keep it Moving means never give up, once you accomplish a goal, set a higher one. If you want to do something, do it! Keep moving, keep progressing. Don’t be dead rock. Or fish (sorry, I had to).
This outlook has put me in some very awkward positions. Some very heartbreaking positions. Some very eye opening positions. Living by my motto, I’ve experienced things that “Old Sarah” would’ve never dreamed of, much less wanted. Keep it real is what pushed me towards my divorce. How can I fake something so big as a marriage? Keep it Real pushed me into a psuedo relationship for 9 months. Said relationship taught me sooo many new things, opened my eyes to new ways of thinking and new hobbies. Hell. If it wasn’t for that, I would never have ridden a mini-bike, I wouldn’t have plans to get my motorcycle license. But of course Keep it Real has caused me tears and heartbreak. I don’t regret anything I’ve chosen to do, but when it comes to an end, I can’t help it. Keep it Real means follow your heart. I follow my heart with no regrets and learn from it. Some times following your heart hurts, you make stupid decisions, but you know what? Keep it real means no regrets.
Keep it moving has led me through 3 jobs. It led me to a house, new friends, and a possible business. It led me to college. It led me to new hobbies. Keep it Moving is motivation. It’s not stopping when obstacles jump out in front of you. Sometimes it’s daunting. I’ve come a hell of a far way in 10 years, but I’ve never stopped moving. I’ve always wanted bigger and better. Nick said it best. “You’re spoiled. Not because people give you things, but because if you want it, you go out and get it, you make it happen”. I’m not sure if that made sense to you, but it does to me.
So my friends and lurkers. Drink your drinks, Smoke your smokes, smile your smiles and cry your tears.
Keep it Real Keep it Moving
Even if it hurts.