My friend CK (@LeIcePrincess) gave me the following piece from her diary, which I thought was really awesome and wanted to share, it took a lot of convincing, pleading to get that nod… let me not speak too much you can have a peek into the dairy, maybe you are on the same journey of hope as she is, enjoy and remember to leave a comment for her ;
Over the past few months I have grown tremendously and I am proud of myself. On a journey of self-discovery and hope I am still nowhere near where I want to be in life but I am enjoying the journey and the person that I am becoming.
I have learnt to let go of past hurts and bitterness, learning that forgiveness is truly refreshing to the soul, to be truthful to myself no matter how hard it can be. When I had my first heart-break I never thought I would move past him, when you look at me now I am very grateful for that heart-break, I learnt to let go, letting go has been my greatest lesson.
I have learnt to not worry too much about the future but to live and enjoy in the present. When I graduated from college, I did not have a job. It can be so distressing having nothing in particular to do, to live for, having no reason to wake up in the morning. I was at my lowest point here. And when I finally got a job, it was temporary and not consistent; I was not sure whether to get a place of my own, cause how would I manage the bills when the job ended. Things have a way of working out, I still have that temporary job and my own place and still able to manage with everything else.
In relation to finding a job and moving to my own place, I learnt to believe, there is truly a God watching out there for each and every one of us. I was among the skeptical lot at some point, now, my love for him grows each and every day. I am truly blessed.
I have learnt to be comfortable in my own skin and to be grateful for what I have. I am now more confident. I now even started dating and realized how fun it can be (I surprised myself on this one). I have learnt to manage expectations soak in the fun of getting to know different people, maybe I will eventually meet my prince charming. No pressure.
I have learnt to go after what I want and put my best foot forward in everything I do. Sometimes I think, would my life be any different if I worked really hard in college, but then again I cannot dwell on my past. Let me enjoy this journey, it has led me here. The biggest competition is me; I try not to compare myself to any other being as everyone is destined to different paths. I have learnt not to care so much about what people think, they will always have an opinion. I do what makes me happy and I appreciate the friends and family in my life.
I admire authors and writers. I love reading books and getting lost in different worlds, I love fantasy and fiction,escaping a reality which sometimes can be a bit too much. I have always wanted to write a book but I have never written a single piece/ article. I feel so happy and inspired lately; I thought I would try this true love piece.
Spreading lots of love,
A life without love is a waste. ‘Should I look for spiritual love, or material, or physical love?’ don’t ask yourself this question. Discrimination leads to discrimination. Love doesn’t need any name, category or definition. Love is a world itself. Either you are in, at the centre… either you are out, yearning. –Shams Tabrizi
- Another Journey begins… (mattschapter3.wordpress.com)
- This is the story of Dani (thestoryofdani.wordpress.com)
Are you living your dream?
Are you happy?
What is happiness to you?
How do you measure happiness?
I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and he mentioned that before going to do an MBA he will first go back and do a degree in mathematics. I started prodding and he mentioned that mathematics was his childhood dream and now was the time he was going to accomplish it. This got me thinking, are we happy? If you are in your twenties like I am maybe you have all these questions that seem not to have answers, the quarter century crisis as I mentioned here. One moment you think you have got it all figured out, and the next moment, the next moment, nothing appears to make sense.
After talking to few people here and there (don’t tell me I never talked to you, I will soon enough ) I realized that many of us don’t like what we are doing, where were work and the work itself. We work just to pay bills, there is the general feeling of being over utilized and underpaid. We start wondering whether it is the right career path that we are trudging. If you are scared of love, you also wonder for how long you can keep being scared. At what point will you grow pair and risk being hurt again and again, still mend your broken pieces and dare to trust and love yet again, no walls, no barbed wires. If you have a great idea or there is a major decision you have to make in regard to your well-being you question for how long will you keep testing the waters or second guessing yourself before you dive in, follow your heart. You ask whether dreams do really come true. But as we were discussing with this friend, we found that true happiness can be only attained if you can achieve and live up to your childhood dreams.
So back to you, what are your answers to the questions I began with? Are you living your dream? Are you happy? Have you attained your childhood dreams? If not what are you waiting for? Where does the pursuit of happiness lead you, are you daring to even pursue what makes you truly happy? Be it a person, job, love, anything really just name it or are you scared as many of us are? I will appreciate you leaving a comment below.
- Happiness is relative (leesuilan.wordpress.com)
- Dream. (daredodie.wordpress.com)
- Wake Up and Taste some Freedom (dinadove.wordpress.com)
- Pursue your happiness (sethigursheen.wordpress.com)
- Happy People (coca-cola.com)
I got this from a friend and I found it so true I had to share. If you are in your twenties or once were, am sure you will relate, if you still are in your teens not to worry though your time is coming .
Being Twenty-Something They call it the “Quarter-life Crisis.” It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things about yourself that you didn’t know and may not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now.
You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren’t exactly the greatest people you have ever met, and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones. What you don’t recognize is that they are realizing that too and aren’t really cold, catty, mean or insincere, but that they are as confused as you.
You look at your job… and it is not even close to what you thought you would be doing, or maybe you are looking for a job and realizing that you are going to have to start at the bottom and that scares you. Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and find yourself judging more than usual because suddenly you realize that you have certain boundaries in your life and are constantly adding things to your list of what is acceptable and what isn’t. One minute, you are insecure and then the next, secure.
You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly, change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past with dear life, but soon realize that the past is. drifting further and further away, and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward. You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you. Or you lie in bed and wonder why you can’t meet anyone decent enough that you want to get to know better. Or maybe you love someone but love someone else too and cannot figure out why you are doing this because you know that you aren’t a bad person.
One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap. Getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic. You go through the same emotions and questions over and over, and talk with your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem to make a decision. You worry about loans, money, the future and making a life for yourself… and while winning the race would be great, right now you’d just like to be a contender!
What you may not realize is that everyone reading this relates to it. We are in our best of times and our
worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out.
- Quarter life crisis: fact or fiction? (unicornrevolution.wordpress.com)
- Five and Twenty (starla88.wordpress.com)
- Suddenly I’m… (iammenggayi.wordpress.com)