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Falling flat

Amanda and Sarah are probably your #goals when it comes to friendship. They do almost everything together, and whenever you see one, you are bound to see the other. They share similar dreams, both are hardworking and dedicated, but Amanda is extremely motivated. Although they won’t admit it, they’re both competitive and will stop at nothing to succeed. But there’s one thing, Amanda gives 150 percent, while Sarah a mere 75.

Amanda is that ice cold Coca-Cola that you pop on a hot summer’s day. She’s strong, refreshing and full of carbonation. Knowing she only has a certain amount of fizz, she satisfies and fulfills you, because it’s only a matter of time before she begins to lose her taste. Rather than allow that opportunity to seize her, she in turn does everything she can to quench your thirst. Clearly, Amanda is the drink of choice, and Sarah is filled with jealousy, because she’s allowed herself to “fall flat”.

Rather than allow Amanda to shine, Sarah begins to fuss and wine about others admiration for Amanda, and how she’s allowing it to affect their friendship. The recognition Amanda is receiving is a result of her hard work and willingness to go above and beyond. When it comes to success, she doesn’t believe in shortcuts, let alone handouts. In order for her to accept the accolades, she has to work for them. Sarah on the other hand, is willing to allow others to put in the sacrifice while she reaps the benefits. Although she fairs well, Sarah can’t understand the reason Amanda always does better.

The difference between the two ladies boils down to one thing; who wants it more. Because of Sarah’s mediocrity, she’ll accept whatever she gets. It’s obvious she’s lost her fizz, and want the same for Amanda. However, because of Amanda’s drive, she’s dead set on going above the call. There comes a point in your life, where you’ll have people wishing you “fall flat”, because they can’t handle seeing you shine. Don’t ever dim your light, just so someone else’s can shine brighter. Everybody has a choice to do better, and if they want it, they’ll do whatever they can to get it. Keep being radiant, and keep doing you!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue