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Been awhile. Things have been busy. And not the regular busy that we all use as an excuse once in our lives, things have actually been busy.

My life is changing. Drastically. I feel slightly out of control, and I am not sure how I feel about it. I feel like my life is about to be flipped upside down, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

I really am so unsure of what is to come. I am taking a big leap of faith and you know how they say ‘Look before you leap!’ well I have looked and its exciting and scary all at the same time. Not really sure if its good or bad, but I am doing it.

Have you ever taken a leap of faith on something big before?

Leave your comments or advice below – I would love to hear them

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Life; it’s paths, it’s doors and it’s roadblocks.

Life. It’s a funny thing that there are no answers to the million questions that come up. How frustrating is that?

Life is full of what ifs? Different paths and doors and roadblocks. Every day you are faced with a million questions, from simple ones like what to eat for breakfast to complicated ones that will affect you long term and take you in an entirely different direction that you started in. 

My path is going in a very different direction right now, but it’s very unclear because there are so many ways my path can go and so many uncertainties. I am extremely excited for the opportunities that will come of this, but I am extremely scared of the road it will take to get to those opportunities. Very hard rocky road that actually may have a number of road blocks. 

We are all faced with those types of tribulations. I do have options that are are still great opportunities, not quite as good maybe but they come with sacrifice. Well all my options do I suppose. Ugh.

This is a challenge in itself. I challenge I accept.

What challenge are you facing today?

My THING

Did you get intrigued by the title? …  How many of you thought I was getting a little provocative?

Well, I wasn’t. Sorry, I will save that for another post. Maybe. 😉

We all have a ‘thing’. A quirk, I suppose you could say. Some have more than 1. But we all have at least 1.

I think I am one of those people that have more than 1. At least my boyfriend would say that, ha-ha.

My biggest quirk – I have this OCD with the number 4 – that’s my thing. Let me explain. For example, when I set my alarm in the morning, you will never see my alarm set for 6:00, 6:15,630 or 6:45. It will be 6:04, 6:16 (yes 16, because I don’t like 14, but I like 16 – I think it’s because 4×4 is 16) 6:24 or 6:44.

Yes, I know – so weird. Feel free to judge and press the un-follow button but believe me – it will be your loss, because usually those weird people tend to have the most interesting things to say.

Aren’t we all a little weird in one way or another? What one person may view as weird, another person would view as normal, therefore we are all weird depending on your perspective of the person and the situation. I am OK with people thinking I am weird. I would rather that than be boring. Having those weird tendencies, those weird characteristics keeps you interesting and people guessing and just wondering what the heck I am thinking or doing. I like that. I like that about me, I like that about other people. I like weird … to a point. Obviously there is a line to how much weirdness I can handle and that line is very different for every single person. Regardless … to each their own.

So there you go – that is my ‘thing’, my quirk … What’s yours? Write your comments below about your quirk, or write it in your blog and link to this so I know. I like hearing about people’s quirks.

 

Family Matters

I am blessed to have a big family. At least that is the way I feel. Some people may feel too big means too much, but can you ever have too much family? Maybe, I don’t know, but what I do know is that I feel blessed to have such a large family. 

I have 3 older sisters, 2 brother-in-laws,2 older ‘brothers’ 6 nephews and 1 niece. Now I put ‘brothers’ in quotations marks because they are not biological brothers nor were they adopted by my parents. My two brothers parents both died along with their guardians at different stages in their lives. But they have been in my life for as long as I can remember and their family was very close to my family. So they merged into ours. They are my brothers. What makes someone family? Blood? A piece of paper? I don’t think so. They are my brothers, they are in my life, we share our ups and downs, holidays together, they are my brothers and I love them like brothers  – and they can annoy me like brothers too! 🙂

My family is close. We enjoy spending time together and often have family dinners still even though we have all grown up and begun our own lives. Growing up we have dinner at the table together, and Sunday night we sat at the nice fancy dinning room table. We grew up fairly traditionally so to speak. 

As all families do, we have had our ups and downs, but I have never stopped being grateful towards them and loving them, even when they annoy the crap out of me which they do … a lot. 

My nephews and niece – wow, I never thought I could love like that before. My 1 sister has 5 children and my other sister has 2. Yes I know 5. and Yes, she does know what is causing it. Her husband comes from a family of 9 children. They like big families. They love children, hence having a 5, 4, 3, 2 and 12 week old. All 7 of them, have got to be the cutest, funniest, most amazing things in the world. I could cuddle up and play with them all day (unless they are crabby). I asked my one nephew who is 3 if I was cool. His response was ‘No, you’re pretty’ ….. I will take that backhanded compliment because I just can’t help but love his extremely curly blonde hair and big eyes.

Whenever I walk into the house, i yell out ‘Your favourite Aunty is here!” and they come running yelling my name out. I say who wants to give me a hug first, and some, not all, run to give me a hug. I could be in the worst mood and they always make me smile. The things they do, they say, their hugs and smiles … it truly takes my breath away and in those moments, I can’t help but smile. 

I love those kids more than I ever thought I could love anything. I want nothing but amazing things for them, and I would go to great lengths to protect them and ensure they only know greatness – but appreciate it and realize others are not so fortunate. 

I am fortunate. I am so very fortunate and I am thankful for my life and my family. 

I want hugs and kisses now from them … good thing I will get to see them lots this Easter weekend

Happy Easter everyone (to those that celebrate it) Enjoy, and enjoy your time with your family if you are doing so. 

 

The Secrets of Life … and Humans

 

Or is it the Mystery of Life? What is the meaning of life? What is the purpose? You only live once, so live it well?

I don’t think there is a true answer to any question when it comes to life aside from live it, and live it well. Who really knows. We all wonder and contemplate what is the meaning of life and the secret to life. It could vary from person to person and what they believe.

To be perfectly honest, of all the species I think humans make life a lot more complicated and frustrating than it really is. However, on the other side of things, I think we also make it the most fulfilling. What other living creature has the amount craziness, drama, happiness, sadness, stress, anxiety, structure, laws.. (this list is endless) all wrapped up in one day?  And on the positive to all that, what other living creature as lived in this world like humans have? We have literally destroyed this world but at the same time, in ways, have made it better, have LIVED in this world. We have invented ways to discover the world like no other. It’s just sad that in order to better ourselves, our lives and our ‘world’ we have to destroy it.

We are all striving to live in this world, succeed and most of to help save the world, but let’s be honest for a moment.

Take a step back and look at your life and look at what you are doing to better yourself/your life and compare it with what you are doing to better the world?

And I just realized how hypocritical I am. But am I? This world isn’t structure to put the world first. Humans made it to put ourselves first in order to make it and to live here. Yes you can break free of that structure and live by how society tells you and I applaud those that have done that. It’s probably one of the hardest things that anyone could ever do.

So what is the secret to it? The secret to living that fulfilling life and finding happiness?

I think it’s discovering who you truly are, what it truly means to be human and taking nothing for granted when it comes to relationships with your family, friends and your relationship with the world and future generations.

What do you think it is?

To You, With All Words of Sympathy

My thoughts, heart and prayers go out to all the friends and family of the victims of Malaysia Flight 370. I truly hope you find peace and comfort in the loving friends and family you have with you and all the cherished memories that can never be taken from you.

I wish I could do more than write these words. 

If only tragedies never happened.

I know people say tragedy must happen in order to appreciate the good in life, but it’s hard to accept that when your heart is so broken and sad. 

I wish for only comfort and strength to you all and to anyone who is suffering a loss due to a tragedy. There are too many going on in the world right now to list – maybe one day that list will be short. 

You Are Your Own Worst Critic

It’s funny – here I have written a few posts on this blog that I thought were witty, truthful, thought provoking … and then last night I post something I deemed to be Crumple-up-and-throw-in-the-trash-can worthy, and it got the most likes and comments ever!!! I greatly appreciate those who liked my posts and those that commented. To all new readers – please check it out and check out those kind people who liked it and commented! I don’t know how to do shout outs on here, but I am shouting out their blogs!!!!!

And I am shouting out my blog – go read my previous posts, I honestly do feel they are better 🙂 – may be slightly biased, but who’s judging?

Honestly, Jay Wilks, Jacey Calla and Sirselah thank you for the comments and to all those that started to follow me and liked my post last night and before.

I went to bed last night thinking ‘Wow, great start to getting on that Blogging train” and I woke up to all these notifications and ‘awards’ for writing a great hit. Made me smile, great way to wake up.

It’s funny how strangers can make you smile so much. I think everyone needs that more in their lives. You are your own worst critic, and anyone close to you, yes, their opinions matters, their opinion can hurt or can be the best compliment ever. I can’t take away from that, but sometimes, a strangers comment is more truthful or meaningful. It can’t be biased because they don’t have to worry about you ‘Un-friending’ them on facebook or anything, they just have to state their opinion and move on with their lives.   Yes – that also means their opinion of you is uneducated, so could be moot, but the good not judgmental ones – I like it.  I have, and will in the future, comment on random peoples photos, blogs, tweets and offer a helping hand, words of wisdom, or ‘you look beautiful’. It’s an unbiased friendly gesture that brings a smile to their face (I hope).

Everyone will forever critique their work, life, body whatever – it’s about accepting the flaws and loving them anyways. And holding on to those compliments and using the negative as fuel to prove them wrong!!

Thank you again followers, likers and commentors. I hope to continue to amuse you with my random blogs and bring a smile to your face.

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