Personal Reflection

Life Advice

You’ll figure it out. Adjust, adapt. Sometimes well-laid plans don’t pan out. That’s life. Do the best you can given the circumstances. Put your self in a position to succeed even if it seems the world wants to see you fail.

Don’t blame anyone, yourself included. If you want it badly enough, you’ll work for it. Work hard.

It’s okay to compromise. You may have to compensate. Make sacrifices.

You owe no one anything. Never ask for permission to do what you love. Never ask for approval once you’ve done what you love. This life is yours and no one else’s. Make your own decisions instead of letting someone else make them for you.

You’re going to regret what you didn’t do more than you’ll ever regret all the things you did. Believe in your abilities. You’re more than capable. You can do anything you set your mind to.

Some things don’t matter nearly as much as you think they do. Know who you are. You shouldn’t change for the sake of changing.

You can’t be perfect, so stop trying to be. Nobody else is. Aim for excellence. Do more than you have to. Dream big. Dream bigger. You’re too good to rest on your laurels.

Stay true to your word because that’s all you have. You will reap the seeds you’ve sown in due time. Have the patience to follow through with things to the end. You’re almost there.

Take care of your body. Listen to it. You deserve to be happy. Do what brings you the most happiness. Remember not to feel ashamed about living your life in a way that feels right.

Set the bar high enough that you challenge yourself but not too high that you put yourself in a corner. Nothing is worth more than your health, your well-being.

Go full out, not halfway. Remember all you’ve had to overcome to get here. Count your blessings, your lucky stars. Take pride in the progress you’ve made.

You’ll be okay.

Personal Reflection

Remember In December…

  • You don’t have to be right.
  • You don’t have to be perfect.
  • You don’t have to do everything in one day.
  • You don’t have to go everywhere all at once.
  • You don’t need anyone’s approval.
  • You don’t need anyone’s permission.
Writing

If You’re A Writer, Stop…

Asking for permission. I don’t care how young you are or how much experience you have. You don’t need to ask for permission to create. You don’t need my permission. You don’t need your mom’s permission. And most importantly, you don’t need the world’s permission.

Pleasing other people. The only person you need to please is yourself. And that’s hard enough as it is. Do what you want to do. Create something you genuinely want to create. If someone isn’t pleased about it, that’s their problem. Guess what? Unlike your plot holes, you don’t have to fix it.

Wishing and wondering. Do you wish and wonder and dream and daydream all the time? There’s nothing more I can say. Are you working and doing? Now we’re talking. I know it’s difficult. I know you’re busy. I know real life sucks more often than not. Why do you think I escape to fictional worlds and never want to leave them?

If you’re really a writer, you’ll stop reading this blog post and start working. Remember Big Brother’s watching.

Personal Reflection

Rights This Writer Will Have In 15 Days

I’m turning eighteen this month. Sorry, if reading the previous sentence reminded you of how old you are. Or if that one did. My dearest apologies once again.

In fifteen days, I’m going to have several legal rights I didn’t have before.

I will be able to…

  • vote,
  • buy fireworks,
  • write my own will,
  • get married without parental permission,
  • pay more for everything because I’m a grown-up and not a teenager anymore.

Do you hear the excitement dripping from my voice?

No, you don’t? Clearly I’m not an actor.

Personal Reflection

People (Touching Technology) Pet Peeves

These are my pet peeves pertaining to technology. Now that I think about it, technology isn’t what peeves me. People peeve me. Hence the strange title.

My three main ones at the moment are:

  • People touching my computer screen.
  • People touching my Surface keyboard.
  • People touching my Apple iPhone.

Anyone touching anything of mine without explicit permission from me needs to be taught a lesson.

Also, I want to start doing more list posts. Let’s see how well I follow through with my promise. I would tell you to start expecting awesome posts this summer, but expectations can lead to disappointment.

Writing

A Writing Meme

You, my friend should be writing.

I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist the urge to jump on the bandwagon, create a meme, and publish it on my blog.

Not sure if this is true or not since I read about this minuscule detail in some article. Making GIFs or memes is actually illegal. That’s because using copyrighted material without permission is prohibited by the law. Lifting copyrighted material from the original source is also against the law. But apparently using copyrighted material is okay if you’re creating a parody of it or imitating someone or something.

Besides, don’t they always say imitation is the highest form of flattery?

What’s the moral of the day? Stop reading my blog. Stop posting on your blog. Stop commenting. Start writing.