“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.”—Alan Watts (via neil-gaiman)
“I never look at the masses as my responsibility, I look at the individual.
I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time.
So you begin with one.
If I didn’t pick up that one person, I wouldn’t have picked up 42,000.
My whole work is only a drop in the ocean.
But if I didn’t put the drop in, the ocean would be one drop less.”—Mother Teresa (via radioteopoli)
Tomorrow is the beginning of the end, the first day of my last semester of high school. With new classes, teachers, and hopefully some new faces it seems like it could be a fresh start. This made me think about how people view new beginnings, everyone seems to always wait for a fresh start, a new year, a new city or a new job where they can finally start being the person they’ve always desired to be. But why? Why does everyone assume that the only time they are able to change who they are is when their surroundings change? Personally, I think this is just an excuse for our own inabilities. We all desire to be someone, often just a better version of who we already are, but when it comes down to it we’re scared. We’re scared of what others will say or how society might react. We hold off on being the person we’ve always dreamed of because we assume that it wont align with others expectations. But why? Why do we let others dictate our lives?
So here’s to being ourselves before 2013! Here’s to acting different because we want to and not because society’s allowed us to! Here’s to new years resolutions after new years and making changes just because we feel like it! Here’s to being you!
Not only is it filled with all of the weird music I love, it also gives me the chance to judge others on their taste in music. Just kidding, sort of. I can’t lie, I do find it interesting to see what everyone else is listening to. Gotta love someone who can appreciate good music.
It is unpleasantly awkward when a random techno or rap commercial comes on mid playlist though…
Here I am ready to head to another class at the gym! Ha. I can only hope my stomach will look like this after… this whole gym membership thing is getting a bit intimidating. I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that my family is one of the many that chose to join a gym with the new year. Fitting the healthy new years resolution stereotype perfectly, but hey, what the hell. We all want to look good for SB 2012 right?!
“For it has come about, by the wise economy of nature, that our modern spirit can almost dispense with language; the commonest expressions do, since no expressions do; hence the most ordinary conversation is often the most poetic, and the most poetic is precisely that which cannot be written down.”—Virginia Woolf, Orlando (via bookmania)
Kristen Wiig wants everyone to know that she’s not planning to star in a sequel of Bridesmaids. At the recent Golden Globe Awards, Kristen confessed that while the first one was “special to make”, the movie’s writing team plan to “try something else”. Honestly, I think it’s a great decision. Not every great movie needs a sequel or anything. I mean, look at what happened to The Hangover franchise! They should’ve stopped after the first film!
“We don’t often take time to think about soup — or as they say in Spanish, sopa — in our busy, Internet-obsessed lives, but we should. It there any food so widely loved and eaten, so simple or so — dare we say it — inherently democratic?”—