Is there such a thing as fate anyway?

“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them.

~ Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3), by Marissa Meyer

Wooden magnet, inspired by Cress and designed by the BookBrewed team. Available on the Apothecary.

I don’t know why but I’ve stared thinking a lot about fate lately. Whether or not it’s an actual thing. Whether or not some things are meant to happen while others aren’t. Whether or not we’re meant to meet certain people at a certain time in our life.

I’m saying this because there’s such uncertainty on what comes to the future that it seems kind of funny to me that fate has written down what’s gonna happen to every single one of us.

To me, it is our choices that define our future. It is the opportunities we choose to grab and the way we use them, that form on which path we’re gonna walk. It’s also the opportunities we walked away from.

If there’s one thing 2021 has taught me so far is that we must say people how we feel when we feel it. People aren’t obliged to know how we feel or what we think. It’s more honest to be face to face with someone and talk about everything, than just throw a bomb to them and just walk away, simply because… Well, in all honesty, I still cannot explain that last part.

I don’t like half-finished things. I don’t like incomplete conversations. They tend to create issues and bring unfulfilled thoughts to the surface. Plus, for a romantic like me, they also create expectations. And we all know what expectations and hope bring… Eternal misery.

It’s hard for me to believe that fate controls us. It makes me feel… powerless. I want to believe that we define our lives; that we do have a say in what happens to us. Or as it’s said in The Fault In Our Stars…

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… But you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”

~ The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

If I have learned anything over the past 28 years is that I haven’t regretted about a single choice I’ve meant. Sure, some of them were wrong. But some of them were right. And all of them taught me valuable, great lessons.

We are but dust and shadow. We should enjoy our life to the fullest while we can. We should never let opportunities past by. Most importantly, we shouldn’t believe that fate is the one that has power over us, that controls us.

We make our own future, our own fate.

I do believe that. I made a mistake in the past of believing that fate was absolute. I’m not gonna make that same mistake twice.

What do you guys think? Is there such thing as fate or are we the ones who define our future? Is it a combination of things that form what we’re gonna live in our life?

I would really like to know all your thoughts and feelings about that in the comment section down below.

Thank you all so very much for stopping by once again. This truly means everything to me and I want you to know that I most certainly don’t take your presence here for granted; I never will.

Have a wonderful day, beautiful souls. Stay safe and stay positive.

Till next time… Toodles! ✨

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