“If you really want to accomplish something, the key is to write a plan and follow through with it. Long term goals revolve around a plan, and when you fail, you modify the plan and work around it until you get there. Without a plan, when you fail, you won’t know what went wrong, you won’t have something to modify or work around with, and ultimately you’ll not reach your destination. So have a plan if you are serious.”—
I was speaking to my friend today about how I don’t know how to express that I loved this year. He said, “If you can write about the problems, you should write about the things that make you happy too.” It was sort of an ‘in your face’ moment. I felt like the purpose of my blog was just to vent. Of course, that isn’t its purpose. At least I hope it isn’t.
Who doesn’t have Adele’s lyrics stuck to their head? “Regrets & mistakes, are memories made.” I guess the only ones that don’t are the happy guys that party all day, get over a heart break in a day (or at least try to) and live life to the fullest. It is a morose habit of the female species that like to focus on the bad, feel each ache more than necessary, longer than necessary, live in the fetal position on their bed for days and days - whether it’s for a bad mark, Ammi’s daant, or just bad luck with a friend.
Remembering the year shouldn’t ONLY be about remembering the heartaches, let-downs, and struggles. It will be harder, but it is worth remembering the moments that made us happy - the real memories - and you would be lying if you weren’t happy for a single moment in the 365 days of the year. Believe me, I know.
Every year, I’ve been worrying about what I haven’t done, e.g. meet my high expectations with my grades, putting an end to nail biting, reacting too soon at situations I’m not exactly pleased with, not shutting up, etc and I think I can say that for many people.
I learned this year that those that do do better aren’t the one that keep criticizing themselves, but those that give themselves a pat on the back once in a while. It releases endorphin in to your system and who else do you have but yourself?
Even if it was rough, be strong and proud that you made through it.
If it was great, give credit to yourself for deserving it, because you only get what you deserve. Nothing less, nothing more.
If you did have a great year, you should be thankful. Don’t think that ‘bad’ shall come around and stab you at the back next year. Think good, be good and expect good - you will find good. Expecting the worse and being pessimistic didn’t get anyone anywhere.
I just hope the world becomes a more peaceful, happier place for the rest of the world, more awesome movies come out, prices drop & everyone makes it to their dreams! Amen!
2011, you were a blessing, full of legit memories. I hope 2012 lives up to your standards!
“You’re cheating yourself out of today. Today is calling to you, trying to get your attention, but you’re stuck on tomorrow, and today trickles away like water down a drain. You wake up the next morning and that today you wasted is gone forever. It’s now yesterday. Some of those moments may have had wonderful things in store for you, but now you’ll never know.”—Jerry Spinelli (via misswallflower)
“Most humans think the appearance of quiet is quiet. They do not see that sometimes the enemy is as quiet as the serpent. Only when it has stolen all of their eggs will they know bad walks in the quiet as well as the noisy.”—Tamora Pierce (Trickster’s Choice)
“I live alone, entirely alone. I never speak to anyone, never; I receive nothing, I give nothing… When you live alone you no longer know what it is to tell something: the plausible disappears at the same time as the friends. You let events flow past; suddenly you see people pop up who speak and who go away, you plunge into stories without beginning or end: you make a terrible witness. But in compensation, one misses nothing, no improbability or story, each too tall to be believed in cafes.”—Jean-Paul Sartre, La Nausée (via mirroir)
If I took the rest of my life and dedicated it to learn about all the people that sacrificed their lives to make a change, to ignite the fire within us to make a difference.. I would die before making my way half way through that list. There are people that are brave, that…
“Life is funny sometimes, it can push pretty hard, but if you look close enough you find hope in the words of children, in the bars of a song, and in the eyes of someone you love. And if you’re lucky, if you’re the luckiest person on this entire planet, the person you love decides to love you back.”—One Tree Hill (via julie911)
“I think if we get freedom for women, then they are probably going to do a lot of things that I wish they wouldn’t do; but it seems to me that isn’t our business to say what they should do with it. It is our business to see that they get it.”—Alice Paul (via cultureofresistance)
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter another.”—Anatole France (via thelittlephilosopher)
“Love is vivid. I never wanted the pale version. Love is full strength. I never wanted the diluted version. I never shied away from love’s hugeness but I had no idea that love could be as reliable as the sun. The daily rising of love.”—Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (via creatingaquietmind)
“White anthropologists claim that Indians have “primitive” and therefore deficient minds, that we cannot think in the higher mode of consciousness - rationality. They are fascinated by what they call the “magical” mind, the “savage” mind, the “participation mystique” of the mind that says the world of the imagination - the world of the soul - and of the spirit is just as real as physical reality. In trying to become “objective”, Western culture made “objects” of things and people when it distanced itself from them, thereby losing “touch” with them. This dichotomy is the root of all violence.”—gloria anzaldua (via cultureofresistance)
“Books must be treated with respect, we feel that in our bones, because words have power. Bring enough words together they can bend space and time.”—Mustrum Ridcully - Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (via georgiiiaaa)
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”—Henry David Thoreau (via myquotelibrary)
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”—Henry David Thoreau (via cultureofresistance)
“There are certain people who come into your life, and leave a mark… Their place in your heart is tender; a bruise of longing, a pulse of unfinished business. Just hearing their names pushes and pulls at you in a hundred ways, and when you try to define those hundred ways, describe them even to yourself, words are useless.”—Sara Zarr (Sweethearts)