P.s I guess I should apologise for the amount of cussing in this blog – not because they don’t deserve the choice phrases I used – but in order to restore a little bit of my class…
So, I apologise for the cussing – see you next blog Xo
Within the last week I have watched both The Social Network and Inception. To be honest BOTH of these films blew my mind – I think I might even have to watch Inception again to fully understand it. Regardless, the concept that struck me most in both of these films was the power of an idea. The way that an idea can “infect” the minds of others, in the most amazing or awful ways possible.
It is but an idea that can create a world of good or a world of pain. Think about it, everything we have today was sprung from one idea. It was sprung from the thoughts of one individual, who told another individual, and after hours of dedication and hard work – something amazing was born. From movies, to characters, to novels, to Facebook, to electricity, to charitable organizations, to war, to toilets: anything and everything was created as a result of a single idea. An idea that a person was consumed by until they created exactly what their “idea” outlined.
But what about all of those ideas that people are afraid to discuss with anyone. Those ideas that could and would have been life changing, maybe for many people and maybe just for one single individual. What about those fantastic, amazing ideas that are stuck on notepads, diaries, and in the deepest lodgings of some one’s mind? What happens to them? Where do they go? How many phenomenal things has this world missed out on because of fear? And at the same time – how many ideas would have better been left unsaid, for the sake of millions of lives lost, due to war and hatred?
No one really knows, but I think what we can agree on is the fact that an idea has the ability to change the world, in one way or another. We can agree that if we let that four-letter-word get in the way, NOTHING will ever improve or change, things will always stay the same.
Do you ever sit up late at night and think to yourself “where is my life?” As in, where is it going? Why am I stuck here instead of moving forward, instead of doing all those things I know I should be doing?
I truly believe that you must live in the moment in order to FULLY enjoy every day, every hour, and every second of your life but isn’t it possible that sometimes you have your head lodged so far up your own butt that you don’t even realise what is going on around you? I mean, think about it, you are so into the moment, so focused on the person that you’re with, and so focused on making this great feeling last as long as possible, that you don’t comprehend the stupid choices you’ve made until years later.
It’s like when you’re a teenager and you bring home a guy for the first time. Your parents tell you that they don’t have a good feeling about this guy or girl – immediately your defences go up. You then put all of your energy into seeing all of the “good” in this person so that you cannot see the bad things about them. Like the fact that they don’t like your parents and that they try to do things to get under your parents skin. Or how they disrespect your parents or your siblings RIGHT in front of you and expect you to take their side. When you’re young and naive, you trick yourself into thinking that he or she is only joking, that they really do love your parents, and that they’re just nervous. Seriously? Seriously? THAT is the best you can come up with? Instead of listening to your parents, you endure sleepless nights, arguments, and complete and utter tension under your own roof for months – or until your relationship ends up fizzling out on its own. After enough time passes, you look back and feel like an idiot for EVER taking that moron’s side instead of your own family’s.
Or how about when you get really worked up about something. You hear that a friend has talked shit about you or you heard something bad about someone else. All you REALLY want to do is send that ONE text message. You know, that one tiny text message that will start an uncontrollable avalanche of drama? Of course, you are so in the moment at times like this that you don’t realise what the possible consequences could be. So you type out that text message and after a good five minutes of staring at the send button – not really evaluating what you’re doing, but trying to muster up that last bit of courage… you do it. You send the text message. You immediately regret it. You face at LEAST a few weeks of drama and bullshit, and then wonder what ever possessed you to send it in the first place.
You can get yourself into a lot of trouble by living too much in the moment. I’m all for making mistakes and learning from them but I also think it is much wiser to become the omniscient narrator of your life sometimes. Look at your life from the outside-in and try to see the consequences of what you are about to do, and how it will effect your life and your happiness. I do believe in standing up for yourself but I also believe that there is a time, place, and proper way to do so. When you jump right into any situation without thinking, you might not see what is happening around you and THAT is when you can get yourself into the MOST trouble.
My newest reading venture is The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud – she is the youngest person to win the Scotiabank Giller Prize. I needed to see what all the hoopla surrounding this novel was about. I knew this was going to be a novel worth reading when I found something that I wanted to write about, on the very first page…
It is very easy to get distracted by negativity, jealousy, “Debbie-downers,” and people that don’t believe you can achieve your dreams. It’s hard to go after your dreams when outside sources encourage you to take the safer, easier, or “normal” route.
How do you combat this? How do you stand tall through all of the pressure and all of the fears? As this quote implies, you KNOW what road you are meant to travel down, you know what you can achieve, and you know what will be worth your hard work and dedication. People will judge you, people will disagree with your choices, people will be intimidated by your passion, and if you let them – these same people will crush your every goal, dream, and aspiration.
Sorry I’ve been M.I.A since SUNDAY! I just recently finished editing my manuscript and after submitting it I am happy to announce that the design process has begun! It is still going to be at least 3 more months until you can purchase my book online or in stores but I will keep you all as up to date as possible!
I also promise you all a blog tomorrow! I’ve been reading The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley and something really caught my attention today!
Thanks again for continuing to check out my blog!