Personal Reflection

Life Is Too Short To Not Live And Love

I want to live a life I’m proud of living. I’m not perfect. My life isn’t either. But I try to appreciate what I have and who I am.

I feel as if I’ve grown up a lot this year. I’m also growing older.

The girl who started this blog in 2013 has come a long way. That being said, I still have a long way to go.

Some days, I look back and see how far I’ve come. I also look forward, knowing the road ahead won’t be an easy one.

Maybe I’m being melodramatic. It wouldn’t be the first time. But I feel like I’ve been given a second chance at life. And I don’t want to waste the time remaining.

Recently, I’ve been grappling with the following question: is it better to have loved and lost than never love at all?

As much as I hate losing, I’d rather love and lose than never love. Even if 10 months from now, I don’t love anymore. That’s OK. We grow. We outgrow too.

Life is too short to never love, to always hate. I think in order to live and love, we have to take risks. I’d like to be able to live fearlessly.

Maybe we lose what’s wrong in order to find what’s right.

Personal Reflection

Don’t Let The Bad Days Win

Don't let the bad days win. Easier said than done.

They happen. Grind through them.

It's okay to take an easier day when you aren't feeling well. The world won't end.

There's always going to be work, something to do. But the most important things in life aren't going to be around forever.

Life is dirty, messy.

Nothing worth doing is ever easy. If it was, everyone would be successful at everything.

Even the happiest people in the world have bad days.

The hard times make the great moments even better.

Life is unfair. Accept that and move on.

You're not alone. Someone, somewhere feels the same way you do right now.

Keep going and continue doing your thing.

Try not to take everything personally. It's not always about you.

Some days you do nothing wrong and still lose. Losing is part of living.

You can spend years getting working hard, yet lose all you worked for in a second.

From time to time, bad days stretch into bad weeks. It gets better.

You never know what tomorrow may bring, so make the best of what you have today at this very moment.

You aren't perfect. You don't have to be. Human beings are human. People make mistakes.

Don't stress too much about what's already happened. You can't change the past or go back in time. But you can change your future by focusing on the present.

Be a kind human being, even and especially when you don't feel your best.

I wrote this post during a bad day. I needed to remind myself of certain things, cliché and all.

Thanks for sticking around and reading my ramblings. I appreciate it more than you know. I'll leave you with one last thought.

Take the good and bad in life because there isn't one without the other.

Personal Reflection

15 Things I Hate

I feel like I’ve mentioned most of these things either indirectly or addressed them completely.

  1. Smudges.
  2. Public washrooms.
  3. Small spaces.
  4. Mud.
  5. Tardiness.
  6. Disappointment.
  7. Bad pain.
  8. Bad germs.
  9. Bad manners.
  10. Arrogance.
  11. Insects.
  12. Losing.
  13. Negativity.
  14. Liars.
  15. Most people.

I also hate redundancy, but I’m redundant by nature.

And yes, I am very much a hypocrite.

Writing

National Novel Writing Month Starts Tomorrow!

Halloween is great and all but NaNoWriMo is better.

This year I’m going in with a positive mentality like I do every year.

Because really what do I have to lose?

Nothing.

So whether I win or not, I still won’t be losing anything.

There is too much to gain. Besides, I’m not going to pass up an opportunity to write.

If you are still on the fence, join me. At the very least, you won’t be going through NaNo alone.

I am aware some of you lucky souls are already writing.

Anyhow, good luck everyone! Don’t forget to have fun.